Sunday, January 12, 2014

Football Fever (Sundays In My City)

Yesterday, the city was in a frenzy as the Saints football team faced the Seattle Seahawks. I was living in Honduras when the New Orleans Saints won the Superbowl in 2009. I had no idea that the city has maintained a feverish devotion to the team over the past five years. This winter, I saw firsthand that  fans are crazed about the team. It's like the yellow fever  scares of the early 1900s in New Orleans. In this century, gold and black fever  causes the populace to mark their homes, decorate their cars, wear the garb, and party on for every game. 

Our team fell in the second round of playoffs to the top-seeded Seattle Seahawks. In the rain and cold, the Seahawks proved they were the better team. Today, saddened citizens rise to clean up after the last football party of the year. 



For he (the Lord) will speak peace unto his people, 
and to his saints: (Psalm 85:8)

If you are new around here, you might wonder about my use of Scripture in reference to a football game. It's in good fun. I respect the Word of God, the Bible. As far New Orleans, my city, we always have next  year. 



Unknown MamiAs always, Sundays In My City are linked to Unknown Mami. 

12 comments:

Heather Smith said...

Hubby watched the game.., your Saints played with heart!

Laurie Matherne said...

Heather, I agree the team played with heart, but the better team won.

Dorothy in Oz said...

That picture could be seen very metaphorically with the trash and the Saints.

Steve Cotton said...

I love your whimsical use of scripture. The God I worship has a great sense of humor. And that explains a lot about our lives.

Tara R. said...

I cheered for the Saints. It was a really close game.

Joanna Jenkins said...

We watched the game here in Los Angeles-- I yiyi. What a game!
Happy SIMC, jj

Judy said...

Sorry to hear your team lost. We don't follow American Football

Laurie Matherne said...

Judy, I understand. In Honduras, I tend to follow soccer (futbol) between Honduras and other countries.

lisleman said...

Lots of little Saint footballs for free it appears. Collect enough of them and you could make a decoration for next season. It's fun to see a whole community join together.

Andean said...

Ain't that the truth...

Laurie Matherne said...

Lisleman, the little footballs were in a pool of trash, and they looked like they had been there awhile. I wasn't going to touch it. It's fun to see a community form a bond around something positive.

Laurie Matherne said...

Jesus' reserved his harshest words for the religious crowd. The regular, sinner types get all of his love and attention.