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Peyton Manning Agonistes

Published by on February 11, 2010
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

Rightfully so, the New Orleans Saints were the story.

It seemed, from the outside at least, that those Bourbon Street bacchanals were finally given a raison d'etre other than libertinism.

Somehow Saints fans who had been wearing bags on their heads for most of the past four decades and an owner who always had one foot out the door (even after Katrina) became the most loyal football fans in America and an owner dedicated to New Orleans' civic revival.

Regardless, even the most cynical amongst us had to admit that to the Gulf Coast the Super Bowl was more than a football game and swallow hard at the bandwagon jumpers and mawkish Johnny-come-latelys.

The Saints won. And to the victors go the spoils and the winners write the history and all that jazz.

Hoisting the Lombardi trophy, New Orleans, the team and the region it represents, completed a quintessentially American tale.

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