As a New Orleanian-in-exile, I just want to say this:
Great win by my Saints...
Very good coverage by the media. Mistakes were made with names and such, but I think the announcers and guests did a very good job of highlighting the good things that are happening in New Orleans and at the same time emphasizing that New Orleans still needs help from the rest of the country. Btw, New Orleans in the fall is beautiful. If you want to make a Thanksgiving trip this year, I can think of few places better to visit.
These announcers have spent a total of three days in New Orleans, and things are so bad, even now - 13 months later
- that they took it upon themselves to speak up and get the word out about the situation on a national stage. This is living proof that time does not
heal all wounds. New Orleans needs not only time, but tourists' money, hard work, and hope. We have hard work and we've had about as much time as we can stand, but we needed this game tonight to help get the other two.
I am pretty appalled by what I have read here on these boards. This same conversation about how much football means to the citizens of New Orleans was had many a time here at the Cafe last year and during the offseason, but I don't recall seeing any stfu's during those discussions.
Pictures don't do it justice. It's too easy to think of a picture as somewhere else far away and a long time ago. If you really want to understand what is happening down there, go visit it yourself. Then you will understand everything that was said tonight. If you don't want to understand, then have fun living with your ignorance.
Thanks to all the people here who can show some class. You know who you are.
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