Will you be going to Boycott Bowl? January 20th, 2019 might go down as one of the most heartbreaking days for New Orleans after a controversial non-call late in the NFC championship game may have cost the New Orleans Saints their opportunity to go to Super Bowl LIII. Here at HostsNola, we have pride for our football team and everything that makes New Orleans the amazing city that it is. Although we will not be going to the Superbowl, we would like to take the time to reflect on this incredible season but also explain why the Saints are different than any other NFL team.
The New Orleans Saints are a franchise with a flair for the dramatic. The Saints name came from the song, When the Saints go Marching in, whose text refers to the rapture, the Saints have always born an air of wonderful catastrophe. They were created in 1966 as part of back-room bargaining about a potential merger between the NFL and rival American Football League. They played 20 seasons before recording a winning season. Always beloved in New Orleans, the team took on national importance after the terrible disaster of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 when the team’s stadium was used as a shelter for thousands of people.
During their darkest days, the Saints were known as the ‘aints and consistently lost. Aside from some stadiums football fans might prefer to visit for their historical significance, there’s no place they’d rather see a game than in New Orleans. When the Saints are playing well, the SuperDome is a blast!
In 2009, The Saints won the superbowl and the whole city of New Orleans was overjoyed. No matter how sad our city is right now, we know that there is a sense of spirit in New Orleans that no other city has. As we move forward and look towards Mardi Gras, HostsNola is proud to be in a city that never gives up.