Monday, September 25, 2006
Not Feeling The Hype
Call me negative.
Call me pessimistic.
Call me the only person in New Orleans that is not excited about the game tonight.
I am all those things.
I am also a realist and unfazed by media generated inspiration.
I'm just keeping it real.
Honestly, if my friends were not going to be at my house watching, I probably wouldn't watch it. I'm a Saints fan since birth. I don't like the Falcons at all. I hope we win tonight. Everything else about this evening is bullshit. You can get wrapped up in the hoopla all you want. The fact of the matter is that if the same speed and effort put into bringing back Tom Benson's team (who he couldn't wait to move to San Antonio) was put into bringing back even decent surroundings and services for the citizens of the city life here would be so much more encouraging and inspiring than a football game. They were fixing the Superdome before people in New Orleans had hot water and streetlights. I wasn't thinking about the Saints during those cold showers.
I'm definitely happy that the Saints are 2-0 and are playing the Falcons.
I will be even more happy when I actually get a regular telephone and a drug store withing a mile of my house in case all the babies and elderly need medicine.