Now that I have your attention, please hear me out.
No, I don’t really miss losing. What I miss is people who were not Saints fans at all and wouldn’t raise an eyebrow to a Sunday game, who are all of a sudden Who Dat crazy to stop talking to me about the Saints. I’m not exactly talking about traditional bandwagon jumpers, as in fans who jump from one team to the next (whoever is winning at the time), but more to the fair-weathered Saints fans who have always "claimed" to be Saints fans, but don’t really know jack-squat about the Saints. You know these people... you’re related to them.
This is why I enjoy coming here to CSC because the majority know this team and know football. You guys (and gals) didn’t just put on a black and gold t-shirt, slap on a foam finger and anoint yourselves experts. Before last year these fans I speak of would rather go hunting on a Sunday afternoon when you asked if they’re going to watch the game, but now, they are right smack dab in your living room! You could tell them that Jeremy Shockey is our backup QB if Brees gets hurt and they would believe you. They know the Who Dat chant, but couldn’t name our O-line to save their lives.
I remember 2005 when we went 3-13 and it was just me and my brother in-law watching the games and talking about the games. Now I get opinions from the "Housewives of Lafayette." (rolls eyes)
I guess losing is not worth packing up the family and moving to St. Louis or Detroit. Can’t you just imagine the diehard Lions fan if the Lions win it all in, say, the next 20 years? They’d be asking their neighbors "Where were you when we were losing?"
Maybe I just want my living room full of knowledgeable fans....what are you guys doing this year? (lol)
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Note: To the sarcasm impaired, this is tongue-in-cheek.