February 5th, 2010
09:13 PM ET

Video: New Orleans backing its Saints

As CNN's John Zarrella reports, the NFL's New Orleans Saints are more than just distraction for the city with soul.

John Zarrella
CNN Correspondent

Filed under: John Zarrella • New Orleans • Super Bowl
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  1. diana

    oh we so kicked ass! what a fun game to watch, i thought the last super bowl was kind of boring, this one was just awesome considering their circumstances last year.....go NO i think God is on your side.

    February 8, 2010 at 1:26 am |
  2. Jim Zajac

    I lived in Metarie, just outside New Orleans in 1975 as the Super Dome was being completed. Archie Manning, top gun for the Saint's since 1971 played the first game in that new venue. His son Cooper was a year old, Peyton didn't join the family until the following year and Eli 6 years later, a year before his father hung up his helmet and cleats. Cooper, unlike his two younger brothers, never fully realized his dream as a proballer. He was sidelined due to a diagnosis of spinal stenosis in his freshman year of college. Today he still lives in New Orleans as a businessman. I was a Yankee transplant to the area in '75 and you know what grew on me the quickest? Yes, it was the local inhabitants. What a tight knit group, all throughout the state. They take pride in all that is "cajun', whether they are or not. Black and white didn't seem to have the divide that I witnessed throughout the rest of the U.S. The food was great, the many festivals throughout the year were enjoyable, and the people, well they truly have been martyrs over the decades. Maybe that is why I look at them this day as Saints. Les bon temps rouille.

    February 8, 2010 at 1:24 am |
  3. Mickey Carroll

    Cool video . I lived on bourbon street for a year and a half that's were I learned how to play music . I'm so proud I had the chance to raise $20.000 for the American Red Cross Katrina relief victims I wish I could have done more .

    I have my Saints hat and my new wide screen TV I'm ready to do battle

    Lets Win

    February 5, 2010 at 6:24 pm |