The Super Bowl is a few days off but sports fans have already been gorging on pre-game banalities.
However, this was a good piece on the ugly history of the New Orleans Saints
. If the Jets hadn't been born, the Saints would probably be the football cousins of our Mets.
Former Jets beat writer Peter Finney conjures up 43 Saints memories - one for each year of the team's existence. Number 33 occured at our old home:33. When the Saints beat the Jets at Shea Stadium in Week 15 in 1980 to
avoid a winless season, it started snowing as they marched down the
field for their game-winning TD. For Saints fans who thought hell would
freeze over before they would win a game - well, it did.