Chris Rose: Revenge - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports, Social

Chris Rose: Revenge

File/AP Photo File/AP Photo

Our town. Our team. Our house.

I have a dream.

Once again, a region in shambles, it's time for the New Orleans Saints – the most star-crossed team on the planet – to reach back down in that gris-gris bag and put a spell on this town, lift us up, dust us off, unite us.

Last time around, it was about release. Redemption. Renewal. Rebirth. Respect.

This time, it's about revenge.

Last time – THEY said – it was about targets and bounties for money.

This time – I say – it's about knocking the other guys senseless – simply for the love of the game.

I dream about it: Commissioner Roger Goodell stepping up to the microphone in front of the world's largest television audience and, pausing briefly, says:

"On behalf of the National Football League, I proudly present the Vince Lombardi Trophy to......"

How sweet the sound.

But I mean: What if we're that good this year? Start hot and stay hot?

Things could get a little weird around here.

For instance, you know how – from the Thursday before Mardi Gras until Ash Wednesday – nobody around here ever gets anything done and everyone rearranges their priorities and the whole place is just a fog of reverie?

Well, imagine if it were like that for the entirety of late fall and early winter, because that's what's gonna happen if these guys are good, crazy good.

It's almost too pleasurable to imagine, an unrelenting desire, an unquenchable thirst that makes me feel that loss of perspective and productivity already, like it's imminent, like it's about to take hold, say – around noon on Sunday.

Things are different this year. This isn't the NFL; this is the Hunger Games.

And I have a dream.

It's a months-long jubilee that enchants an entire region, ignites the culture, binds communities – from Gert Town to Laplace to Braithwaite to Slidell to Pass Christian to the Vieux Carre – with a shared ideal, a common goal, and a unified belief, all of which culminates a singularly fantastical state of affairs.

And that would be:

Our Team. Our Town. Our House.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Juan's World: Saints ground Jets, look to Falcons rematch

    Juan's World: Saints ground Jets, look to Falcons rematch

    The Saints meet up with the Falcons on Christmas Eve. Source: Mark LaGrangeThe Saints meet up with the Falcons on Christmas Eve. Source: Mark LaGrange

    Welcome in to Juan's World and as you know, this blog that I do is strictly an opinion piece with a few facts sprinkled in here and there. So, with that in mind, I'm under the opinion that the Saints should've been 'expected' to look past the Jets to next weeks rematch with the Falcons. How could they not look ahead to Atlanta coming to the dome next Sunday. And before you go all 'One Game at a Time' on me, think for a second. You're supposed to beat the Jets, who came in 5-8 and wi...

    more>>

    Welcome in to Juan's World and as you know, this blog that I do is strictly an opinion piece with a few facts sprinkled in here and there. So, with that in mind, I'm under the opinion that the Saints should've been 'expected' to look past the Jets to next weeks rematch with the Falcons. How could they not look ahead to Atlanta coming to the dome next Sunday. And before you go all 'One Game at a Time' on me, think for a second. You're supposed to beat the Jets, who came in 5-8 and wi...

    more>>
  • Brees recognizes too many missed opportunities in Jets game

    Brees recognizes too many missed opportunities in Jets game

    Brandon Coleman lost two fumbles in the Jets game. Source: Nola.comBrandon Coleman lost two fumbles in the Jets game. Source: Nola.com

    Three turnovers against the lowly Jets can still get you a win in this league. Numerous giveaways against the Eagles, Vikings, Rams, or Panthers might not give you the same result in the standings. The Saints end the season with the Falcons and the Bucs. If they want to end the 2017 regular season campaign on a win streak, things need to be cleaned up. "Two fumbles, and at times you're going to score. I just think that's happened too many times to us this year. We're knocking a...

    more>>

    Three turnovers against the lowly Jets can still get you a win in this league. Numerous giveaways against the Eagles, Vikings, Rams, or Panthers might not give you the same result in the standings. The Saints end the season with the Falcons and the Bucs. If they want to end the 2017 regular season campaign on a win streak, things need to be cleaned up. "Two fumbles, and at times you're going to score. I just think that's happened too many times to us this year. We're knocking a...

    more>>
  • I-10 East closed at Morrison Rd.

    I-10 East closed at Morrison Rd.

    Source: DOTDSource: DOTD

    I-10 East is closed at Morrison Road due to an accident. 

    more>>

    I-10 East is closed at Morrison Road due to an accident. 

    more>>
Powered by Frankly