Well, they did it. The Saints defied many and won the Super Bowl (including my guess that they were going to be obliterated by the Colts), but oh no don't let the victory fool you.  Just as we've been constantly reminded by the media, sportscasters, and concerned football fans the past 5 years, anytime the Saints were succeeding it was because of the post-tragic power and emotion due to Hurricane Katrina.  The city needed it and Saints felt the power!…5 years later.   Now, don't get me wrong it was a complete tragedy and my deepest sympathies go out to all that were lost. I just believe if it took them to 2058 to win a Super Bowl it still would have been for the city and the horrible events that occurred in 2005.

SO, if it worked for the Saints to not give up and push forward for their city/ state after a tragic event, why wouldn't it work for everyone else? They just have to dig and find the terrible event that happened around their area or about their team, no matter how long ago it was.

***Below is a list of all the teams in the NFL who weren't in the Superbowl this year, and what they should look at for motivation next season. Read a few, read them all, read one, read none…you jerk.

  • San Francisco 49ers-  For inspiration the 49ers can look at the great 1906 San Francisco earthquake, which lead to the great San Francisco fire. Next season it is integral to remember this travesty in order to motivate the team to win that Super Bowl.
  • Carolina Panthers-  The Panthers disaster to ride to the Super Bowl will be the fact that their state held the birth of Creed's very own Scott Stapp.
  • Kansas City Chiefs- The Chiefs should look at the great Dust Bowl of the 1930's which ravaged the great plain states especially Kansas…oh, wait…Kansas City is mainly in Missouri.  The Chiefs should play for the travesty that is the confusion of location of the city Kansas City.
  • Oakland Raiders-The Raiders should remember to the play for the disastrous date May 4, 1852, the date that Oakland became a recognized city.
  • New York Jets/Giants- What disaster these two should play for is clearly apparent, That's right, they should playing for the fact that they are  located in the state of New Jersey, or rather play for the unfortunate future they have of all the appalling years ahead of them being located in New Jersey.
  • Washington Redskins-Well they should be playing in memory of the burning of the White House on August 24, 1814 of course.
  • Miami Dolphins- Possibly one of the teams with the biggest tragedies to play for, and that is the fact that Dan Marino never won a Super Bowl.
  • Philadelphia Eagles-The Eagles have a few events to play for to drive them into a Super Bowl.  One is in dedication to the loss of Tom Hanks' life in the movie Philadelphia. A second is for the disgrace Mark Wahlberg and M. Knight Shyma-lama-ding-dong brought to the city after filmng the movie The Happening and making Philadelphia a huge part of it.  Also, play for the ongoing cheese steak wars that have claimed so many innocent lives.
  • Seattle Seahawks-The Seahawks will play their season for the date April 8, 1994 in which the most miserable city in the U.S. lost the most depressing musician the in the U.S., Kurt Cobain.
  • San Diego Chargers- The Chargers will dedicate their 2010 season to the horrible event in which a Tyrannosaurus Rex broke out of cargo ship a ravaged the city and surrounding neighborhoods for one long bloody night. May the deceased rest in peace, especially the little girl's dog.
  • Buffalo Bills-  The Buffalo Bills must keep the horror that is their team history in their mind next season. Forget their ridiculous winters, which somehow don't manage to trap any of towns depraved and suicidal sport fans in an icy tomb.  Just remember the years 1991-1994 where the present day NFC East obliterated your butt hole over, and over, and over, and over again. Four times!! You lost in the Super Bowl four times in a row!!!!
  • Arizona Cardinals- Your state is a desert. Run with that idea.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers- The Bucs must play for the date Jan. 26, 2003 in which they played in the most forgettable Super Bowl ever. Many people when asked what teams played that year said that they thought the NFL was on strike. Note, this was also their first Super Bowl ever, which makes this quite a hardship for the city of Tampa.  Well that, and remembering those old creamsicle uniforms.
  • Denver Broncos- In order for the Broncos to reach the Super Bowl next year they must play in the memory of the one soul lost on Oct. 12, 1997's tragic plane crash: John Denver.  Though John Denver was born in New Mexico, and spent most of his life in a little place called Aspen, where the beer flows like wine, he chose to change his name from the very comical H. John Deutschendorf (which is just to easy), to the much less feminine hygienic- Denver. For this man to seek refuge from life-long insults by naming himself after your city, you should honor him with a Super Bowl appearance in the 2010 season.
  • Green Bay Packers- The Packers should play for the great cheese spillage of '34 in which hundreds of tons of pasteurized cheese was wasted over the barren and desolate land that is Wisconsin.  This crippled Wisconsin's economy and added to the sh*tty decade that was the Great Depression. Thousands of cows were forced to work overtime with no extra grass to compensate their hours.
  • Detroit Lions- Detroit should think of one of the saddest days in American History for their inspiration, and that would be the day they let Canada, of all countries, get one over on us when Pontiac sold the Silverdome, with an estimated $220 million value, for a mere $583 thousand. 0.3% of its expected value.  This is also the city that forced one of the greatest players in NFL history, Barry Sanders, to pretty much hate playing football anymore and made him say "F*ck this sh*t".  The city of Detroit, remember your idiocy to perpetuate yourself to a Superbowl.
  • New England Patriots-Eh, this team can wait a few more years.  The Boston Massacre wasn't that important.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers-I'm sorry, for a team that plays in a city that can't pronounce it's own name correctly, let alone butcher any word in the English dictionary, I don't think the city has the intelligence to remember any regional catastrophes to remind their team to play for.
  • Houston Texans- The Houston Texans will play for all the starving nations in the world.  It's the least they could do for being labeled the fattest city in America.
  • Tennessee Titans- Play for your king that died on his porcelain throne.
  • Baltimore Ravens- Your crime rate speaks for itself. Play for the innocent people, like Ray Lewis.
  • Jacksonville Jaguars- Well, my idea for Jacksonville has actually been stated a few days earlier, but I will reiterate the fact since it's so true and I'm a firm believer.  Tim Tebow is from Jacksonville, and it's a hardship to face that it's true that his career as an NFL quarterback will die before it has a chance to even live.  Play for Tim Tebow, the Jacksonville native, to get to the Super Bowl!  Actually, come to think of it, he'll probably be on your team….Play with Tim Tebow, Jaguars!
  • Dallas Cowboys- The Cowboys are "America's Team", and with that you'll find many teams named after them.  With that being said, and the Cowboy's having a pretty solid history as well as its city, where do you look for disaster?  Well, how about one of the biggest upsets ever recorded.  When Kevin O'Shea's Cowboys lost to Danny O'Shea's Little Giants many jaws dropped (just as Spike dropped the ball on his field awareness) as this was an unbelievable upset, because the Cowboys were playing against a far less athletic team.  Redeem the Cowboy name next season by going to the Super Bowl!
  • Minnesota Vikings- Play for this nice little quote supplied by the Onion: "The pop-drinking, Hormel-eating, dontcha-know dumbf*cks of Minnesota are too stupid to have any idea why they are the laughing stock of the entire nation." Vikings, play to inspire the people who haven't said one damn intelligent or discernible thing since their godforsaken state was founded in 1858.
  • Chicago Bears- The Bears should play for the 5 most tragic events to happen to city. 1) Al Capone's reign of terror on the city. 2) The great Chicago Fire of 1871, which from what I remember, and this is just from a song, started when Old Lady Leary's cow kicked over a lantern in the shed. Dumb bitch shouldn't of left a lantern in there. 3) Jim McMahon in the "Super Bowl Shuffle". 4) The entire existence of Cabrini-Green Projects. 5) The (1st) retirement of Michael Jordan in 1993, which has put Chicago sport success in a long state of suck, minus White Sox World Series in 2005. Besides that what else do you have Chi-Town?!
  • Atlanta Falcons- Play for all the puppies in the world.
  • Cleveland Browns- The mistake by the lake needs to remember the time they managed to catch the Cuyahoga River on fire in 1969, which sadly didn't crawl up on to land to clean the city.  Only Cleveland would be able to light a river on fire that almost starved Lake Erie, and they should use this memory to ignite the fire in themselves for 2010.
  • St. Louis Rams-Just play for the untimely death of your franchise.