Live sporting events have always been my favorite, I never really cared what the event was, as long as there was passion on the field and in the stands, I was happy. I’ve seen pro baseball, college soccer, pro soccer, college football, but I’ve never been to an NFL game, until now. Sunday morning in New Orleans is kind of a trip any way, add Halloween weekend to the day and you will see things you wished you hadn’t, but the fun was just beginning at Champions Square.
Champions Square is the party scene before the Saints game, there is a band, free flowing beer and sodas, food galore and the fans, or should I say FANS! You can certainly tell how the term fan derived from fanatic at a Saints game. There were two people in the whole stadium not wearing Saints gear…me and Rich. Everyone had something on that was labeled. We sat in a section of true fans, people who knew each other because they had been sitting together for eons. We had to admit that we were really 49r fans, but we were here for a reason.
Josh Hill is a rookie for the Saints, he’s a hometown boy, a boy we have seen play high school ball and lead the Blackfoot Broncos to the state championship. We watched him catch the winning pass at districts to propel the team forward. We have seen Josh play college ball at Idaho State University, and well, while winning wasn’t really their thing, we were proud to know someone on the field. Now we have seen Josh play pro ball, in fact, he earned his first stats at the game we saw, with two passes caught for 17 yards. We couldn’t be more proud.
We told everyone around us, and everyone we saw in New Orleans and Houston that appeared to be Saints fans to watch him, he was going to do great things in his football career. We are proud that of him for the hard work he’s put in, for the effort and talent, for the good name he brings to the field. To Josh and Courtney…congratulations; to Shawn and Jane…job well done; to Jordan…proud of you too! Congrats to a family for the sacrifices made to reap the benefits deserved. Who dat think they gonna beat them Saints??