Tuesday, November 3, 2009

WHO DAT?!!!

Colin Cowherd is WRONG.

That's right. You heard it here...well, maybe not first.

Yesterday on his program, Cowherd said that it's better to root for a winning team than a losing team. Why? Because you end up being depressed all weekend about the fact that your team lost (as it inevitably will). So why not root for a winner?

Because, Mr. Cowherd, what fun is it if you win all the time? Where's the excitement? Where's the passion? You sit there in your state-of-the-art press box, enjoying good playing, as you said, and yawn, fairly confident that the team you're rooting for will win.

Where's the fun in that?

We are Saints fans. We love them even when they break our hearts, when they're injured, when they play no better than a high school team. We loved them when they were displaced from Hurricane Katrina, and we prayed that they would return to their home, the Superdome. And they did.

And we loved them even more.

We love Drew Brees and Reggie Bush and Jeremy Shockey and even Thomas Morstead. But we don't beat ourselves up when they lose. After coming this far, it was almost expected. Note the past verb: WAS.

Here we are, halfway in the season, and we are 7-0. SEVEN-OH!!! My husband refuses to cut his hair until the Saints lose, and, at this point, I don't think I'd mind it getting as long as mine (but it does need cutting, sweetie). There's a frenzy in the air, an unexpected excitement, a thrill for the game.

And, were we to lose in the upcoming weeks, we would mourn. We would be sad. But then we'd go to bed, wake up the next morning, and go to work, as the usual. We would not mourn relentlessly. There's always another game, another chance at redemption. There's hope.

But, while we are 7-0, let the celebrations continue.

WHO DAT!!! WE DAT!!!

7 comments:

~KS said...

7-0??!? Wowsers!! I wish my team was even half of that...

Mari said...

Hooray for the Saints!

Jill said...

The true definition of a fan is one that sticks with the team through wins and losses. Otherwise you bring no passion to the game.

Me? I'm still waiting for the Cubs to get back in the World Series.

Sara said...

I totally hear ya! The Vikings have given us PLENTY to cry over. Can you say Giants/ Vikes Conference title game 40-0!!! And that's when we had Randy Moss!!!!
Good grief. Anyhoo, it's turning out to be a great season for BOTH our teams! Woot!

Rachel @ Future Pastor's Wife said...

OK, fine. You handle the modesty and the reality well.

Permit me to be the cock-eyed optimist.

THERE WILL BE NO LOSSES BECAUSE WE AREN'T GOING TO LOSE!!! MIAMI-BOUND!!! 7-0! 7-0! SAINTS IN THE SUPERBOWL!!! WHO DAT?!?!?!?!?

(Sorry, I think I'm still on a high from last night's game.)

*grins*

septembermom said...

Since I'm clueless about football, I'll just echo Mari's hooray for the Saints!

StephieAnne said...

I love a girl who loves football. Shhh, don't tell him, but Brayden is getting a Drew Brees jersey for Christmas.....