Super Bowl XLIV More Than a Game for Saints Fans

Aside from Baltimore, there are few regions of the country less friendly to the Indianapolis Colts than right here in New England. Over the course of the last 10 years, the Colts and Patriots have built up a fierce rivalry and contests between the two teams are nearly always epic showdowns.
This season was no different, and it’s painful for more than a few Patriots fans to see Peyton Manning in the Super Bowl again. As a result, most New Englanders are rooting for the Saints, despite the Week 12 beatdown they doled out to the Patriots.

That said, there are plenty of reasons to root for the Saints and not just against the Colts in Sunday’s Super Bowl. I spoke with a couple of Saints fans — one a New Orleans native living in Boston and one from New Hampshire currently residing in New Orleans — about how they view their roots, their team, their city and the upcoming Super Bowl.?

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