The Saints finally made the cerem0nial visit to the White House in a meet and greet with President Barack Obama yesterday, the visit is of course customary and reserved as an honor for the current Super Bowl champs.
Obama himself actually poked fun at head coach Sean Payton citing his now legendary play call to lead with an onside kick after half-time, the Saints of course recovered.
He then joked with Saints owner Tom Benson and asked if he had cleared the call with Payton earlier in the game, Benson quickly shook his head no, the President would then turn back towards Payton and say, “Well, I’m glad that thing went alright.”
In the euphoria of the Saints win it was easy to overlook the ramifications of what could have been if Payton’s gamble had failed and the Colts recovered with such good field position, the gutsiest call in Super Bowl history could have become the most bone headed.
Fate finally decided to cut the Saints a break.
It surely is surreal for Saints fans, and players too, that the once bottom feeding franchise now sits squarely on top of NFL as it’s best team, oh what a difference a Brees can make.