Saints fans felt blessed by their divine triumph

Super Bowl parties around Cayman
had everyone tuned in until the final moments for once. Usually, the hot
favourites are so in control at the end that it becomes an anti-climax.

Not this time with the New Orleans
Saints sealing their 31-17 victory over Peyton Manning’s Indianapolis Colts
well into the fourth quarter.

Flag footballer Cindy Blekaitis
watched at a friend’s house.”I loved it,” she said. “I’m a sucker for those
sort of Super Bowls where the underdogs win. It was really touching to see
Brees with his baby son at the end. The Saints had never even been in a Super
Bowl so it was monumental to win it.”

Radio Cayman sports presenter
Nikolai Hill watched the big match at Treasure Island with the rest of the flag
football association community.

“It was a great party, the best,”
he said. “It was a good game and didn’t really surprise me that the Saints won
because that’s football, anything can happen.”

There were screens
all over the Dog House restaurant in Grand Harbour. Former sports minister
Alden McLauglin was there. “The Saints are my team and I knew they were going
to win,” he claimed. “That’s because my son told me so!”


The Dog House was packed.
Ron Shillingford

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