Tuesday, January 23, 2007

This made me cry

This article about the N'Awlins Saints fans made me bawl like a little kid with a skinned knee. And I say this as a life-long Bears fan- born and raised in a small Iowa town, 3 hours from Chicago.

A fine piece of writing.

Then it hit him, like it hit thousands around this heartbroken town.

"I'm going to the airport," he announced. "They brought hope to this city when nobody else could. The mayor sucks. The governor sucks. The legislature sucks. The president sucks. The only thing that doesn't suck is that team. They brought hope to this city, and I'm going to the airport."

So much in professional sports is canned, and this was something real, something spontaneous and pure. Through a neighborhood they drove, down a winding, dark road to a private terminal where the team's charter would land. Cars parked, one after another, the headlights looking like that scene from "Field of Dreams." Fans brought coolers and bottles of wine, standing in the pouring rain, giving something back to the team that gave them so much.

via First Draft

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