Before the Superdome reopened in 2006 New Orleans Saints fans were always waiting for the worst to happen. The Saints had one playoff win and a fan base that had so many traumas done to it no amount of therapy could fix our neurosis.
The Saints had added Drew Brees, Reggie Bush and Sean Payton in the spring of ‘06 but we’d seen the Saints reshuffle coaches and players to give us hope before. Every time it was just a mirage.
Then on September 25, 2006 Steve Gleason washed all the Saints past failures away.