There was partying in the streets of New Orleans as the first-ever Super Bowl win by their beloved Saints.
The Indianapolis Colts fell to the New Orleans Saints, and fans in couldn’t have been happier.
Crowds repeated choruses of their chant: “Who Dat? Who Dat! Who Dat say dey going to beat dem Saints?”
At the Sun Bowl Stadium, Drew Brees, 31, who obviously emotionally overwhelmed as held back tears, and held his baby son, on the field where he led the Saints to victory!
“Four years ago, who ever thought this would happen?” said Brees, who won him the title of most valuable player.
“Eighty-five percent of the city was under water, all the residents evacuated all over the country, people never knowing if they were coming back or if New Orleans would come back. But not only the city came back, and the team came back… when the players got there, we all looked at one another and said, ’We’re going to rebuild together.’
“We leaned on each other,” Brees said. “This is the culmination of that. We just believed in ourselves and we knew that we had an entire city and maybe an entire country behind us. What can I say? I tried to imagine what this moment would be like for a long time and it’s better than expected. I’m just feeling like it was all meant to be.” He continued, “What can I say? The birth of my son and in the first year of his life we won a Super Bowl championship.”
Fans that used to wear paper bags over their heads in embarrassment as being fans of the team formerly known as the “Aints”.
“The Saints are not the same as other teams in other sports,” said a fan of the Saints. “They represent the rebirth of the city.”
Congratulations to the Saints, the city of New Orleans, and to the fans!