New Orleans Saints fans have a stout history of devotion to their team and that has carried them from the bottom of the heap to the top of the mountain. That faith has once again been rewarded.
No doubt that the Super Bowl XLIV win will rank as one moment in time that Who Dat Nation felt the euphoria of victory. Running a very close second will be the agreement of a five-year, $100 million contract between the Saints and quarterback Drew Brees.
The feeling from teammates and fans alike towards Brees was an outpouring of congratulations and elation. It was a bright beacon in the darkness that has surrounded the Saints since the offseason began with the investigation of an alleged bounty program.
What didn’t help the paranoia is the up and down roller coaster ride for fans that was spawned in the media. At least once every few weeks a media source would report that a contract agreement was close or would be signed before the week was out.
Even Saints owner Tom Benson got into the fray when he reported close to two months ago that Brees would be in New Orleans and hinted that he felt a deal would be reached with the star quarterback.
Different factions developed as time went on with half of Who Dats screaming “Pay The Man!” and the other half saying “Just Sign It!” It would be the first time that fans would be so diverse on the same issue.