I thought we might as well take a second look at my cover story running in this week's Gambit since the Saints decided to go ahead and lose to the Cowboys on Saturday and ruin their chances at a perfect season.
Though I had perceived that possibility of the Saints losing to Dallas as slight, it was a possibility nonetheless and one that I had to deal with Gambit going to press the day before the game. The trick was to eliminate all mention of a perfect season because, as my boss Kevin Allman put it, "If you jinx the Saints, I'm going to kill you." Well, I didn't jinx the Saints but I don't think they helped my article much either. Let's examine point by point.
So no, the Saints loss on Saturday didn't completely derail my story, but it does change the tone of the article. Towards the end, Supa Saint says, "There's always something in the back of everybody's head, something telling you not to get too excited because something horrible is about to happen." Was everyone just a little too excited about the Saints going undefeated? Was the team? The loss brings everyone back to earth and, in a way, refocuses everyone's energy on the ultimate goal: a Super Bowl win.
Anyone who thinks the loss was step one in some sort of grand late-season implosion by the Saints is probably overeacting. Anyone who thinks the loss was a complete fluke is ignoring the truth. The Saints still are one of the best teams in the NFL, but they're not perfect. Luckily, you don't have to be perfect to win it all.
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