February 8, 2010

Saints, nation relish Super win

Drew Brees in a post-game press conference said, "We played for so much more than just ourselves, we played for our city, we played for the entire Gulf Coast region, we played for the entire Who Dat Nation, who was behind us every step of the way."

New Orleans resident, former LSU and starting Colts RB Joseph Addai said: "Obviously, I feel good for the fans of New Orleans, with everything that's going on. They have something else to turn to. I understand the problems, and the Saints deserved to win."

LSU head football coach Les Miles wrote: "Great team victory. Great for the state. Great for the city. Congratulations to coach Payton and the Saints. Who Dat!" During the game, The Hat also wrote: "Wow! What a way to start the second half. Gutsy call by Coach Payton - I liked it!" and "Enjoying a great Super Bowl. Former LSU players making a big impact. Addai running hard, Devery has made some nice catches."

Baton Rouge native, former Buc and Falcon RB Warrick Dunn wrote: "Really hate to say I told ya so but...I'm happy no matter what. Mardi Gras comes to Miami. Bourbon Street on a roll."

Comedian George Lopez wrote: "Say Hello to the NEW America's Team .. Superbowl Champs The New Orleans SAINTS!!"

Former Saints and Rams DT La'Roi Glover wrote: "Congratulations to the Saints Family and the the entire city of New Orleans! Who Dat!!"

Drew Brees' college teammate and former Raider safety Stuart Schweigert wrote: "GAME! BTFU. Congrats to my QB, Drew Breeees. ... That had to of been terrible for Archie Manning to watch that Pick 6, he had to be so happy and sad at the same time."

Hornets PG Chris Paul wrote: "Words can't express how happy I am for the city of NEW ORLEANS rite now...to kno those guys and how hard they've worked...VERY DESERVING!!!"

Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong wrote: "Great win by the saints. Great coaching and players ready to play. Austin boy Drew Brees does good."

Saints IR CB Leigh Torrence wrote: "World Champions! Who Dat!!! We did it!!!"

Rookie punter Thomas Morstead dedicated his big Super Bowl performance to his college special teams coach,
Frank Gansz Sr., who passed away at the age of 70, the day after Morstead was drafted. Gansz Sr. was a longtime coach at the pro and collegiate levels. Morstead's impressive rookie season was capped by including a successful onside kick to open the second half, two punts for 44 yard average, and three of six kickoffs in the end zone.

RB Reggie Bush wrote: "
Here it is baby! Who Dat! New Orleans I got you! San Diego I got you!!!!!" and published this picture of him and the Lombardi Trophy in the Saints' locker room.

QB Chase Daniel wrote: "
World Champions! There is no better feeling!"

RB Pierre Thomas kept his promise to give his
his touchdown football to retired Saints Deuce McAllister.

TE Billy Miller wrote: "
Thank you Jesus! I love you New Orleans! We did it! All of us, we did it! Wish you could have seen this dad"

ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols wrote: "
Have been trying to upload photos of French Quarter but cell signals jammed - just picture the biggest party you've seen...and multiply it."

Former LSU and current Falcons CB Chevis Jackson wrote: "
Ok they did it... Congrats to the aints... I'm light weight hatin tho.. Shout out to t.porter big play..."

Packers RB Ryan Grant wrote: "
Much respect to the Saints & the city New Orleans....much deserved win and this is great for all that city has been...a city of spirit... Soooo for tonight and only tonight...lol ima be yelling WWHHOOOO DATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!! Lol Enjoy it"

Former Tulane and current Bears RB Matt Forte wrote: "
Congrats to the saints and the city of N.O."

Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco wrote: "
Congrats to the city of NEW ORLEANS, may you all enjoy this superbowl victory-after all the city has endured this is much deserved."

Titans K Rob Bironas wrote: "
After a good game...the Saints come marching in...looks like Mardi Gras is off to an early start!"

Former Falcons RB Jamal Anderson wrote: "
I'm out yo, what a game. The City of New Orleans is so deserving as well. Shouts to the homie reggie_bush kid you got one! Whoa"

Former Giants DL Michael Strahan wrote: "
I want to be on Bourbon Street right now. Forget Miami the party in N. Orleans!!!"

Giants WR Steve Smith wrote: "
congrats to my boy reggie and the saints.. the city of new orleans deserves it after all theyve been thru"

ESPN's Sportscenter twitter account wrote: "
When you're wrong, you're wrong. Saints proved a lot of people wrong today. Congratulations to the Saints and all of New Orleans."

NASA astronaut Jose Hernandez wrote: "
Congrats to the Saints!Super Bowl Champions!Great Game! Felicitacions a los Santos de Nuevo Orleans! Campeones del Super Tazon! Buen Juego!"

Actor Rainn Wilson of The Office wrote: "
A sincere congratulations to the great city of New Orleans - the better team (and better coached team) WON!"

Sports Illustrated writer Stewart Mandel wrote: "
I want to see brees and his little boy on the cover of SI this week. Make it happen guys."

ESPN's Bruce Feldman wrote: "
I bet 20 years from now the thing I'll remember most from this Super Bowl is the sweet image of Drew Brees hugging his baby boy."

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