Saints Still Part of NFL Playoff Picture 2013

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Sometimes, it just takes a really futile and stupid gesture on the part of a Saints fan to help keep things in perspective.

Hey! What's all this down in the dumps stuff? Why are you all moping around?

Hans: "What the hell are we supposed to do? There's nothing to fight for anymore."

Stujo4: "Let it go, man. War's over. Carolina dropped the big one."

What? Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!

Doc Boudin: "Germans?"

Ship: "Forget it, he's rolling."

And it ain't over now. Cause when the goin' gets tough.... (um?).... the tough get goin'! Who's with me?

[Nobody speaks up]

What the f*** happened to the Who Dats I used to know? Where's the spirit? Where's the guts, huh? This could be the greatest Season of our lives, but you're gonna let it be the worst - "Ooh, we're afraid to go with you B-Dog, we might get our hopes up and our feelings hurt." Well just kiss my ass! Not me! I'm not gonna take this. Goodell, he's a dead man! Gregg Williams, dead! Spagnuolo!!!

GSO Saints Fan: "Dead! B-Dog's right. Psychotic... but absolutely right. Our boys can take these bastards. Now, they could take the conventional route, with a #1 or #2 seed, but we'd have to wait until next season at a cost of millions in cap dollars. No, we have to go all out, THIS SEASON. This situation requires an absolutely herculean effort on the part of the team and a really courageous and loyal gesture on the part of our fans!"

Dang Hu Dat: "We're just the fans to do it."

CrazyforColston: "Yeah, I agree. Let's go get 'em!"

Jricky70: "Let's do it! WHO DAT!!"

Listen, I get it. You're disappointed and feeling gut punched right now. But, it really isn't over yet. So, here's a little something to wrap your heads and spirits around. Since the beginning of the 21st century only two #1 seeds have won the Super Bowl. The 2003 Patriots and and YOUR 2009 Saints. Six of the past thirteen Super Bowl champions have been a 4th seed or lower. Including the last 3 consecutive Super Bowl winners

Team

Record

Playoff Seed

2000 Ravens

12-4

4th

2001 Patriots

11-5

2nd

2002 Buccaneers

12-4

2nd

2003 Patriots

14-2

1st

2004 Patriots

14-2

2nd

2005 Steelers

11-5

6th

2006 Colts

12-4

3rd

2007 Giants

10-6

5th

2008 Steelers

12-4

2nd

2009 Saints

13-3

1st

2010 Packers

10-6

6th

2011 Giants

9-7

4th

2012 Ravens

10-6

4th

The 2010 Packers, 2011 Giants, and 2012 Ravens were no better than the 2013 Saints during the regular season. Don't let yourselves get caught up in some false idea of what a championship caliber team looks like. Instead, try a little good old fashioned "I believe" like our very own vjdancer.

Until all the games are played and the Saints aren't Super Bowl champs - I will believe it's possible.

You never know. You might get surprised. Just like the fans of some of the teams above.

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