As proof of the power of voodoo, I offer the Super Bowl win of the New Orleans Saints. A cheap shot? Maybe, but you have to understand that the Saints have a certain reputation down here in the Gulf Coast. Nice guys to be sure, but winners? Rarely. Kind of like the Houston Astros…well, a lot like the Houston Astros. Don’t get me wrong—I’m thrilled they won. New Orleans is one of the coolest cities in the world. It’s had a very hard time the last few years, and this win will go a long way toward getting the city completely back on its feet.
So, here’s to you, New Orleans Saints! Enjoy it while it lasts. You earned it. But now I feel sorry for that nice Peyton Manning. I wonder how his dad, beloved former Saints quarterback Archie Manning, is handling this whole mess. I foresee awkward family meals over the next few months.