Monday, September 25, 2006

When The Saints Come Marching In

It was just over a year ago that the Superdome became synonymous with the pain and suffering that befell New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Like the city around her, the building was a disaster. The roof had been torn up, the plumbing hopelessly overwhelmed, and the thousands of desperate people staying there had seemingly been abandoned. Rumors of the lawlessness inside were rampant. Because of the physical damage, as well as associated images of human suffering inside and immediately outside the building, many doubted the Superdome would ever reopen.

Well, the skeptics have been proven wrong. The roof has been repaired, the plumbing unstopped, and the seats replaced. Tonight, after a year of playing their "home" games away, the Saints have returned to their home.

Regardless of whatever the final score may end up being, New Orleans will be the winner of tonight's game.

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