Being born into the Black and Gold family comes with hardships. It’s not always easy to remain hopeful in New Orleans. Loyalty and faithfulness to the New Orleans Saints can harden the heart.
Strangely enough, the skeptical philosophy can get a hold of Who Dat Nation. Even after winning the Super Bowl, there is always a lingering burning shred of doubt that can rule the city. There are logical reasons for this. Currently, none of the mainstream magazines have the Saints ranked very high for this upcoming year.
But what do these guys really know? Did any of those co called experts pick the Atlanta Falcons to go to the Super Bowl in 2017? Doubtful. Furthermore, were there tons of teams that salivated over Drew Brees when he became a free agent? The answer is no. On the other hand, the Saints have let us down many times. Yet us Who Dats stick with the team. Yeah, it’s human nature to lose faith now and again.
Injuries have bitten us recently, and the bug has hit us again in 2017. This doesn’t seem fair. By the same token, would the injury free Saints be ranked much higher? Probably not. That being said, the bad luck does sting. Fans were pretty jacked up after the draft until the injury Gods played with our emotions again. We all should know better as adults. Life isn’t fair. Football isn’t always fair.
Even so, there is always the thought of coming back skepticism and all. The country basically counted us out after Hurricane Katrina. We proved them wrong. And the city should be proud of that. The fact is, being a Saints fan over the years automatically qualifies you as resilient. Regardless of the skeptical rhetoric that sometimes comes out. First and foremost, there is ONE thing that make us a lovable city.
The people of this great city trumps everything, even the great food. More than the Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest put together. It’s the PEOPLE that creates just the right seasoning. Restaurants come and go. Parades even come and go. The people here never change. There’s no place like home. And being a Saints fan comes with the ups and downs no doubt. However, the people here are eternally authentic and sincere. You won’t find that anywhere else.