Friday, February 5, 2010

Saints and Mere Mortals

As most of you know, I am not a sports fan and never watch any games. However, every once in a while some event has such energy behind it that it catches my attention.

I think the Saints will win the Superbowl on Sunday.

There is an energy with this team that is like the Phoenix rising from the ashes. Since Katrina, New Orleans has been devastated. The Superdome became a temporary shelter for people stranded by the storm. The city is working to rebuild itself. And in that same vein, this team has risen from one of the worst to being a winner.

Other people may say that they were just lucky this year. I haven't watched any games, so I can't really say.

But remember that in one of the first Superbowls the Colts were favored over the New York Jets, and the underdog Jets won.

I remember when Lance Armstrong was first trying to win the Tour De France after his battle with cancer. People had doubts about him too. But he came back and he won.

There was a lot of psychic energy swirling around when the Red Sox finally won a World Series.

How about when the American Hockey Team beat the Russian Hockey Team?

When the Mets beat the Orioles in the World Series.

Buster Douglas knocking out Mike Tyson.

Mohammed Ali, when he still used the name Cassius Clay, beat Sonny Liston.

Those of you who watch a lot of sports will probably come up with lots of other examples.

Sports is one of the few endeavors in the world where a person or team whose emotions and desire are strong can be just a step quicker, and hit harder, a bit more accurate, than expected just outperforming their opponent, and exceed their own personal best records.

I sense a Saints victory riding on the tremendous enthusiasm of the people of New Orleans and everyone who loves that city wanting to see it come back.

I am not going to suddenly start hanging out in sports bars, glued to the games. I am just picking up this energy, both emotional and psychic about this game.

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