NEW ORLEANS - Governor Bobby Jindal has declared this week to be 'Saints Week'.
Here is the text of his proclomation:
WHEREAS, the New Orleans Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 to win their first ever Super Bowl in 43 years; and
WHEREAS, Tracy Porter's game-clinching interception and Thomas Morstead's game-changing onside kick will forever be ingrained in the memories of the Who Dat Nation; and
WHEREAS, the gutsy calls of Sean Payton and the skilled arm of Drew Brees has led the Saints through an unforgettable season; and
WHEREAS, the Saints played for more than just themselves, they played for a city and a state that has looked to the team for hope through difficult times; and
WHEREAS, the Saints have committed themselves to excellence on and off the field; and
WHEREAS, the Saints were always resilient much like the people of Louisiana persevered through four storms in three years; and
WHEREAS, the support of the Who Dat Nation has never waivered in good times or bad.
NOW THEREFORE, I proclaim this week, the week of February 8, 2010, as “Saints Week” in the State of Louisiana to commemorate the first Super Bowl win ever for the New Orleans Saints