Last night, we all watched the Saints play the Falcons in the Georgia Dome. It was a really big game. The game had a lot on the line, the Falcons had a winning streak going and the Saints needed a win to remain viable for the play offs. Not only that but, the Falcons had come to New Orleans and beat the Saints in the their own home the last time they met. Atlanta wanted to make sure that, it didn’t happen to them and New Orleans wanted to make sure it did. A few days before the game, people were talking their usual “football smack ” about the game… who was gonna win and why.
Everyone except Roddy White and Steven Godfrey.
Roddy White’s dumb behind started tweeting about and I quote, “the grace of god gave them a championship so the city wouldn’t fall apart and now, they think they’re hot shit.” Here’s the link for anyone who wants to see it. Then, this other fool, Steven Godfrey wrote an article over at SBNation.com and he says that,”Saints fans exploited every iota of Katrina to better celebrate a Super Bowl win.” The article he wrote was taken down but, good ole’ NOLA. com has a piece about it here.
…to BETTER celebrate?!
I mean really…REALLY?!
Does he not know this city?!
It’s frigging NEW ORLEANS MAN!
We’ll celebrate (party) just because the sun came out!
Here’s the thing that pisses me off about these two people. The spirit of the people in this here city NEVER fell apart! Katrina hit 2005…Mardi Gras 2006 went down because, that’s what we do…keep moving.
Long before the Road Home became an option, I had already made the decision to return home and rebuild
..and I’m pretty sure I wasn’t the only one.
And you know what? I honestly believe that, there’s a population of people who hate us for that fact.
The fact that,we kept moving when a lot of people thought ( wanted) the city would die.
And I’m talking about the spirit of the people…it did not die.
Many thought we’d all just up and move and post a “New Orleans For Sale” sign at the entrance.
Nah bruh, I can’t eat like this anywhere else.
On any given day, I could be lying in my bed and here a few marching bands come down the street…
or have a total stranger come up to me and tell me their entire life story as if, we’re best friends.
It soothes my soul…I’m good.
For Mardi Gras ’06, they had more people dressed as blue-tarp roofs and fema trailers than the law allows!
Christmas of 2005, in Lakeside Mall had a display with the blue-tarp homes, fema trailers,debris and refrigerators waiting to be picked up.
10 people became offended and the mall dismantled it. They must have been tourists because, those of us from the area, came out in droves and demanded it be put back.
Our wacky sense of humor is what makes us thrive.
Halloween of ’06, I took my own fema trailer and put it in a giant spider web…
Those of us who returned home, held on to the hope and belief that, the city would NOT die.
The city was rebuilding long before the Lombardi Trophy got here dude.
I know. I was here.
One of my favorite bloggers, Cliff over at Cliff’s Crib, wrote a beautiful post about it all here.
I’m not as eloquent as Cliff because, when I write my emotions rise to the surface and I have to edit myself from saying…
Steven and Roddy…Fuck y’all!
So much for editing…lol
People lost loved ones in that storm…the shit gets personal when you bring it up so, get ready for the war when you do.
The REASON why so many people flew to New Orleans instead of Miami for the Super Bowl is because, they KNEW the real party was gonna go down here!
That was gonna happen whether Katrina hit or not.
Nobody needs your damned sympathy to celebrate here Steven.
Had the Saints won the Super Bowl in 2000, I can guarantee, the exact same celebration would have happened.
I’m glad the Saints won this one.
Not so much because, we beat our rival team in their own home…
but, because of all of the bullshit that Roddy and Steven said.