I just left this comment (with slight edits so it makes some sense) at Rick Blaine's blog post about the Saints. I don't know if everyone else feels this way, but I do.
This season is important for the people of New Orleans. The fever that this team is bringing is palpable. No one says goodbye any more, they say "Go Saints!" I just spent a week down there visiting my mom and brother. That's what the weekend revolved around, and the week was spent in anticipation of the game. The front page of the paper top headline on Christmas day was "Saints clinch bye week". The rest of the country can like the Saints. They should - they are a likable team. And if it makes them feel better to root for the Saints this year, hell, let 'em. If they want to come visit, gut a house, and spend some money in the great city of New Orleans, bring it on. But they can't have them forever. Next time they have an awful season, I will still be a Saints fan. And they can all go suck Jerry Jones off again.
Would Cam Jordan like to revise his statement now? - Nick Fairley is out for the 2017 season.
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