Super Bowl catalyst for positive change in New Orleans Saints organization

By Jeff Duncan, The Times-Picayune

May 30, 2010, 6:09AM

The Super Bowl title did a lot of things for the New Orleans Saints.

Most of all, it restored pride. Or more accurately, it established pride in an organization long in need of some.

Heretofore, the Saints were known largely as the NFL’s version of the Chicago Cubs, the league’s lovable fleur de losers. They provided content for NFL Films’ follies but not much else.

Now, it’s cool to be a Saint. For the first time in, well, maybe, forever, former players swell with pride when they say they’re ex-Saints. Black and Gold membership never carried more status.

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