The Sicily Island Hills Rejoice Over the Saints Victory

Posted: January 25, 2010 in Homepage

After many years of not so winning seasons, the New Orleans Saints football team lifted a monkey off their back with a victory in the NFC championship game.

Having attended Saints games at  Tulane Stadium and later in the Superdome,  and having watched many a Saints game on television over the years, I am happy for the city and the team of New Orleans. Driving down to Baton Rouge to see the Bayou Bengals or to New Orleans for a Saints game necessitated driving through, you guessed it, Sicily Island.

My father would have enjoyed this time of rejoicing very much. He enjoyed watching football greatly. Dad was there in Tiger Stadium when Billy Cannon made his famous touchdown against Ole Miss in 1959. He loved describing Cannons run that night, and the magical win against LSU’s great rival.

On November 8, 1970 Dad and I were watching the Saints-Lions game together. I can still picture Joe Scarpati placing the ball for Tom Dempseys 63 yard winning field goal.

Football is a game at times of great brutality, grace and power. We, especially in the south, love our football games. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

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