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Patron Saints: How the Saints Gave New Orleans a Reason to Believe Hardcover – Bargain Price, September 4, 2007
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This is definitely a must read for New Orleanians, who lived this, and understand what that Saints season meant to us. But also for others who weren't there and don't live here to understand why it meant so much.
That night my brother and I parked the car and began walking to the Dome. The walk took us through neighborhoods that had not yet been gutted. It took us past buildings that had water lines almost over my head. I thought about the people who walked that same path to the Dome after the hurricane hoping for refuge from the devastation. I got a lump in my throat and began to cry. This walk, however, was different. This walk was positive and determined. It was prideful, and it had purpose. We were walking to the Dome to bring it back and to bring our Saints back. Fans walking to the Dome were not just fans, we were family. We were family members from all over the New Orleans area who were brought together to welcome home a team many of us believed might never return. That night we were going to show the world that New Orleans - our home - would also return. We needed something to believe in. The Saints gave us that inspiration. We believed in them, and they seemed to believe in us. It was a powerful year.Read more ›
There are very few true sports stories this great (that of "Rudy" Reuttiger and the Marshall football program come to mind). But this book isn't just for Saints fans, or even football fans; it's for anyone who has ever rooted for the underdog.
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My wife loved this gift, and a special Thank You to the author for signing it!Published 8 months ago by Richard
Book was received in timely manner and in excellent condition just how the description read. Once again look forward to purchasing something else from this seller!Published on March 29, 2010 by Peytonfan18
"Patron Saints", by my old friend, Alan Donnes, is an outstanding read, giving a brilliant account of the SAINTS' 2006 season through the eyes of the owners, coaches, players and... Read morePublished on January 18, 2010 by J. Knauer
A solid book with a variety of voices contributing to the story of New Orleans and its Saints in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Read morePublished on November 3, 2009 by reader