I am not a huge football fan, but like most Americans, I will be watching SuperBowl XLIV this evening. I am unable to root for the Colts, because as you may know, they were formerly the Baltimore Colts, until they snuck out of town one snowy March evening.
When I think of the Colts, I don’t think of that what’s-his-name quarterback that’s playing, I think of No. 19, Johnny Unitas, the Golden Arm. I think of the Colts Marching Band who practiced, performed and marched for 11 years until the Baltimore Ravens came to town.
So this evening, I will be rooting for the New Orleans Saints to win! I think that a big win and a new mayor, as well as this week’s Mardi Gras celebrations are just what the city needs to give them a boost.
When you hear a New Orleans accent, sometimes you think it sounds like Brooklyn. I remember friends talking about Yatty girls, and deese and dem, an’ all. So Who Dat is right on the money for a true New Orleans accent. Check out this 1983 video of Neville Brother, Aaron and some vintage football players singing “Who Dat” to the tune of “The Saints Go Marching In”.
Who Dat Gonna Beat the Saints?
Hopefully, not the Colts.