Bengals Gab Reveals Our Rooting Interest in the Big Game

Once one’s team is eliminated from Super Bowl contention, it’s a natural human compunction to decide which of the last two horses to pull for.  Watching the game is much more exciting with a rooting interest of course, so for entertainment purposes only, we proudly announce our support for…

The New Orleans Saints. 

Choosing the Saints was a tough call.  After all, as a Bengals fan I typically pull for the AFC’s participant.  Growing up in the eighties, I watched the NFC team win 13 consecutive Super Bowls.  It irritated me to no end then, and while I detest the dynasty recently formed by the New England Patriots, (and don’t get me started on the Steelers!) I usually go AFC over NFC.  Its worse this year, as the AFC team is right up the road from Cincinnati.  Indianapolis is probably the closest team in proximity to Cincinnati, and there are many Colts fans to be found in Ohio.  Pulling for the Colts seems to be the no brainer. 

Besides, how can you root against one of the Manning boys? SaintsLogoAndHelmetGraphic

Well, for starters, this is New Orleans’ first appearance in the big game.  The franchise was epically bad for the first two decades of its existence and has toiled in mostly obscurity for almost 50 years.  That alone has to appeal to Bengal faithful.  The Saints, like Arizona last year, proved that a pedigree is not required to win in today’s NFL. 

While some fans are calling for Carson Palmer’s head on a platter, I’d hasten to remind them that Drew Brees, now widely considered to be one of the best in the business, was summarily dismissed in San Diego as washed up.  If he can turn his career around, there’s hope for Palmer and the Bengals offense too. 

Then there’s Adam Zimmer.  The son of Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, Adam is a defensive assistant on the Saints staff.  Winning a Super Bowl championship would be great for the Zimmer family, especially after the tragic death of Mike’s wife Vicki last year. 

And if you think it’s hard to root against Manning, then how about rooting against the city of New Orleans?  After the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina, a Super Bowl championship would do wonders for the people of the city. 

Besides, I believe in the Saints.  Their offense is at least as potent as Indianapolis’, and the Saint defense under Gregg Williams is opportunistic and aggressive.  

So for one day, Bengals Gab will be trading in our “Who Deys” for a “Who Dat.” We’ll be pulling for the boys from the bayou.  

Bengals Gab says, “Go Saints!”


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