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With apologies to Montrose, there is only one thing on my mind today.
The buzz in the Greater New Orleans area for tonight’s Saints-Colts game is now growing by the minute. Just about all activity will stop at 7:30PM local time. As the commercial says, “If this doesn’t light your fire, the pilot light is OUT”.
Although this game counts, this is the closest thing the Saints will have to “one on the house”. It’s not a division game, not a conference game, not a home game, and it's still just the first game of 16. They don’t HAVE to win. That said, it would be a blast to win this one in this atmosphere. If the boys play their game and minimize/eliminate turnovers, they can hang with the Colts in Indy. A work colleague likened this game to a tennis match. Whoever holds serve will win. Maybe, but I think both defenses will surprise and hold each offense under 50 points. :) The wildcard and the difference will be Reggie Bush. It says here the Saints win, 37-31.
To Saints players from CrabAppleLane: Be on the sideline when they unfurl the banners tonight and imagine what that would be like in New Orleans next year.
To Colts players from CrabAppleLane: Tighten those chin straps. The Saints aint there just for show.
13 hours until football season ...
Quote of the Day
The Saints Are Coming
Green Day & U2
Blog of the day here.
Quote from said blog: "The countdown to kick off is ticking down. Thirty four hours at the time of this posting. But the moment has been building up for weeks and weeks. And in hopes of duplicating our success from last season, my superstitious ass is going to do everything the same that we did last year. And that starts with the beard."