I was standing just a few feet from Reggie Bush when he walked to the podium following the Saints 31-17 victory over the Colts. He sat down, breathed a sigh of relief and smiled.
"Now, New Orleans can exhale a little bit."
"They needed something to be proud of. 30, 40 years plus of terrible seasons in New Orleans, now they can be proud of the Saints."
Bush was asked what was on a lot of people’s mind after the game. Will the parties in New Orleans be bigger than Mardi Gras?
"I’m sure it will. It’s going to be the craziest Mardi Gras, as it should be. It’s well deserved and the City of New Orleans deserves it. No one can take this away from us."
Wow. I can’t imagine how a city like that will party, especially considering they had a parade scheduled for Tuesday, win or lose.