Saints carrying the weight of an entire city on their shoulders

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Sean Payton can hear it in the fans' passionate words. Drew Brees sees it in their eyes.

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top football fan expert

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Jan 23, 2010
 
film studies great will, but it's still a team game mano on mano,hopefully no one try's thinken they know the other to well.....i just think that they'll be some big play's in this game for the viking's u best be ready to stop the run and run and run again ..cuz it will open up the pass game and berrian will have his best game of this year is my guess! vikings 44 saints 24
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Fayetteville, NC

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Jan 24, 2010
 

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Well- if the "top football fan expert" from Perham, MN says the Vikings will win, then the Saints might as well not even show up.[/sarcasm]

Here's a preview of what your 40-year-old QB can expect tonight:

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Who Dat!

Since: Dec 09

Minneapolis, MN

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Jan 24, 2010
 
JJJ wrote:
Here's a preview of what your 40-year-old QB can expect tonight:
Who Dat!
Difference is, Vikings receivers would be open, the line would block the rush, and Favre would complete a pass.

Dat's Who!

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Since: Feb 08

Craigville

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Jan 24, 2010
 
Aintís can't even carry the Vikings Jocks, much less the whole subterranean city of New Orleans.
CT Vikingfan

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Jan 24, 2010
 
Wow!! "They'll be playing with the weight of the entire Gulf Coast region on their collective shoulders. "? Talk about being melodramatic!! By your logic if the Saints lose, the "entire" area will cease to exist. Stop it! Win or lose nothing changes. When did the Pioneer Press move to New Orleans? This is the second article in the last couple of days that tried to make us Viking fans feel bad for New Orleans.It didn't work for me. This is FOOTBALL,nothing more,nothing less.While I sympathize with the people of the New Orleans area,I hope the Vikings hand the Saints their rear ends on a platter.Please stop trying to place such importance on a GAME!!
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Jan 24, 2010
 
jimbo92107 wrote:
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Difference is, Vikings receivers would be open, the line would block the rush, and Favre would complete a pass.
Dat's Who!
Yeah, because that's exactly what happened when the Vikes played the Cards.:)
By U

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#7
Jan 24, 2010
 
Well i lived here for only three years but from the Gulf coast.Truth be told most folks just don't care much for that New oreans city. It's got too many interests that really don't represent the area. I ain't gonna mention who or anything. But for NFL we sort like the Saints but never sure if they will be around next year. But we love our football, LSU and Ole Miss brings home the gravy. so i am pulling for Brett and the Vikings...score 21-14...Vikes win
Greg from Louisiana

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Jan 24, 2010
 
Well we went out to eat this morning and then stopped at Walmart. Saints T-shirts and jerseys were everywhere. My son wore a Viking jersey to McDonalds an nearly got run out of the place the other day.
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The papers have full page spreads and huge headlines, along with pull out sections.
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My take is that they are looking ahead to the Superbowl way too much. Having said that, the Vikings will lose some offensive momentum from crowd noise and false starts. Hopefully, they can overcome the built in deficit. I think they can. The key is pressure on Brees.
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#9
Jan 24, 2010
 
These story lines are getting old. I don't recall the same sympathy offered when Pittsburgh was hurting from the downturn in the steel industry 20 years ago or better. I don't recall a lot of sympathy for Detroit after the mess they got into. So what's the point? I wish New Orleans much success in rebuilding their city. I also hope the Vikings kick the snot out of them tonight. The two viewpoints are mutually exclusive. So why dredge it up?
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#11
Jan 24, 2010
 
rooting for the Vikings is like rooting for herpes

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