N-O VICTORY: Super Bowl XLIV

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“I think I could kiss him,” owner Tom Benson said of Coach Payton.

WOW!! The underdog New Orleans Saints have become triumphant & won the Super Bowl.

Coach Payton held the Vince Lombardi Trophy high over his head in a victorious manner and ran into the end zone towards hundreds of fans to chant famed Saints’ rally cry:
“Who dat, who dat, who dat say gonna beat dem Saints?”
Who dat indeed.
Superb Super Bowl like play from Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees allowed for New Orleans to come back from an early first half 10 point deficit to beat the Colts 31-17, but NOT just any comeback!
We’re talking matching the biggest comeback in a Super Bowl ever.
Drew even influenced me into adopting a new moniker (Drew Breez) as he Breesed pass the d*mn near impeccable Colts & NFL season with a 32 of 39 passes for 288 yards 2 TDs and 0 INTs!
He also had thee 2nd highest completion percentage in Super Bowl History with 82%. Now if that doesn’t scream GREATness than I don’t know what does.  I mean, should we trace back to my prior post debating the regular season NFL Associated Press MVP award!? Hmm.. (scratches head…).


For the second consecutive season, the Super Bowl changed direction off of a interception return for a touchdown. New Orleans CB Tracy Porter picked off a Peyton Manning pass and Flash Gordon’ed his way down the sideline for the game sealing TD! When I took a break from my studies to check on the game and walked in perfectly on time to catch Porter’s play, I was so ecstatic I went to sleep with a headache! It was surreal! Just when I thought the onside kick did it, this was like the icing on the cake to seal the Lombardi deal! His 74 yard return was the 3rd longest in Super Bowl history, only 2nd to James Harrison’s 100 yards last year.

Peyton Manning
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SORRY Peyton Manning. Although he did play exceptional for most of the game or well I mean what you’d expect from a QB of his caliber, he threw for 333 yards and a TD, but a detrimental interception in the 4th quarter put the game basically had everyone simply waiting for the game clock to cease.

Saints Beat 5 Super Bowl QBs

The Saints became only the second team in the Super Bowl era to beat 5 different Super Bowl winning QBs (Kurt Warner, Brett Favre, and Manning) in the same season.

Drew Brees in the Playoffs

“Drew Brees outstanding performance Sunday capped a historic playoff run. Brees is the 5th QB in the Super Bowl era to throw at least 8 touchdowns without an interception in a single postseason. He finished the Saints Super Bowl run completing 70.5% of his passes for 732 yards with a QB rating of 115.4.”
(SportsCenter)

AP Photo Drew Brees Super Bowl XLIV MVP

“TO BE LIKE DREW: If you’re like us, the 2010 NFL Draft can’t come fast enough. Congrats again to the Saints Super Bowl XLIV victory. What a dream ride, you win the Super Bowl, get named the game’s MVP and then you get to go to Disney World where they throw a parade in your honor. It’s great to be Drew Brees. Since the Saints signed Brees, they’re 12 games over .500 during the regular season, scoring over 27 points/game. The Dolphins meanwhile, the team that considered then passed on Brees as a free agent, 14 games below .500, scoring 19 points/game.”
(SportsCenter)


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Saints head coach Sean Payton called a very dicey play for the onside kick to open the second half and his team recovered the ball. Coach Payton also correctly challenged the 2-point conversion attempt that was ruled incomplete at first.
If there was any one team, franchise, or city that e this championship, it is New Orleans. The Lombardi Trophy is a symbol of triumph, resilience, hard work, determination, but MOST of all and last, but NOT least HOPE. Four years ago, approximately 85% of the city of New Orleans was basically submerged in water due to he devastation brought by Hurricane Katrina.
Brees went on to state, “Most people not knowing if New Orleans would ever come back or if the organization and the team would come back. … This is the culmination of that belief and that faith.”
Once more, CONGRATS to the New Orleans Saints and the city of New Orleans & their people as a whole.

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