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Same Old Lang Syne

We all feel that old familiar pain. (Photo Source)

It's a new year, the playoffs are starting this weekend and Saints fans everywhere are on the outside looking in...again. But what else is new?

I got the title for this post from the brilliant Dan Fogelberg hit by the same name. You know the one I'm talking about. The guy see's his old flame in a store on Christmas eve. They get drunk in a car while catching up on old times. Yada, yada, yada. He's still in love with her and she's still unavailable to him just like their former days. Don't act like you don't know all the words. It has nothing to do with New Years other than the title but I think it's fitting.

See where I'm going with this?

The point is: some things never change. Shockey will never play a full season, Bullocks will always suck and the Saints will always be mediocre. After another let down by the Saints this year we can't help but feel like the poor sap in Dan Fogelberg's genius opus. And the strong desire to get drunk in our cars. Every year, as Saints fans, we dedicate ourselves to the team and love them unconditionally but never, ever get our love repayed with a sucessful season. I'm relatively new to Who Dat Nation but some of you out there have endured this for many, many years.

But as Saints fans our mantra has always been, "There's always next year!"

Guess what? It is now officially next year.

Happy New Year!!