Now that I finally have some time to write, here are a few interesting facts to think about all torturing offseason, or at least as many as I can think of. I will probably make a subpage at the top out of this list and add to it as things pop into my head.
First Saints team to start 8-0
First Saints team to have a 13 game winning streak
First team to lose to Tampa Bay in the regular season and become the Super Bowl Champions. (Me thinks the Saints blew the halftime lead on purpose to break this record, and they waited until the second game vs. the Bucs so they could break their winning streak record)
First team in NFL history to lose last three games of the regular season and make the Super Bowl.
SUPER BOWL XLIV:
- This was the 44th Super Bowl of the National Football League
- Obama is the 44th “president”.
- The game took place about 4 years and 4 months after Katrina
- The game took place 44 days after Christmas
- This was the 44th year of the Saints franchise
- There was 44 seconds left on the clock when Drew Brees took a knee on hmmm…just thought of this…the 4 yard line to shut down the NFL season.
INDIVIDUAL PLAYER RECORDS:
Garrett Hartley became the first kicker in Super Bowl history to make 3 field goals over 40 yards long, he didn’t kick a single FG over 40 yards all season.
Drew Brees tied Tom Brady’s Super Bowl record of 32 completed passes. (Drew was 32/39 to go over 80%, which was the second highest completion percentage in Super Bowl history, second to a guy who only threw 3 passes)
(Super Bowl XLIV finally beat the MASH television finale which aired back in 1983 as the most watched television program of all time.) All TV records seemed to be second to MASH for so long)
OTHER INTERESTING INFORMATION:
David vs. Goliath; comparable to the Saints and Colts; was from 17:31 which was also the final score.
Tracy Porter’s pick six was the 10th interception return for the Saints this year in 2010.
Tracy Porter is the same player that intercepted Chad Henne to put the Saints up two scores and seal the win about 4 months back at Landshark Stadium in Miami, Florida; the same stadium, named Sun Life stadium now, of the Super Bowl.
BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT FIRST OF ALL:
THE SAINTS CAPTURED THEIR VERY FIRST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN FRANCHISE HISTORY.
as I think of other interesting tidbits, which I know I will, I’ll add them.