Many football fans, leading with their head, viewed the Indianapolis Colts as the better team coming into Super Bowl XLIV.But when all the multi-colored confetti had rained down on Sun Life Stadium, after the New Orleans Saints took down the favored Colts 31-17, the game turned out to be about heart.
After the Saints won their first National Football League championship — 43 years after they played their first game — they talked about the once-ravaged city they represent.”We play for so much more than ourselves,” said Saints quarterback Drew Brees with his brown hair matted to his forehead. “We played for our city. We played for the entire Gulf Coast region. We played for the entire Who Dat nation that has been behind us every step of the way.”Brees referenced trying to rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina — and a football franchise, too. Burn those bags. Put the S back in front of those Ain’ts. These Saints, finally, are Superb.