New Orleansian named Manning takes a pass

NEW ORLEANS — – Terry Bradshaw won four Super Bowls as the Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback. But, like others from this area, he has a special place in his heart for the New Orleans Saints.

A native of Shreveport, he has closely followed the rare ups and frequent downs of a franchise that Sunday secured its first Super Bowl bid in the club’s 43-year history. The Saints will play the Indianapolis Colts on Feb. 7 in South Florida.
“You get the feeling if the Saints win and go to the Super Bowl, it rights the ship,” said Bradshaw, a Fox analyst in attendance for New Orleans’ 31-28 overtime victory Sunday over the Minnesota Vikings. “Finally we have something that lets us stick our heads above the clouds. It’s our self-esteem.”