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Mon January 25, 2010
Saints fans rejoice in NFC Championship
By Eileen Fleming
New Orleans, La. – It was standing room only at the Prytania Theater, with all 300 seats filled and Saints fans standing in the balcony to watch the game on the big screen.
And here's something that's never been heard before in New Orleans - the moment that the Saints earned at spot at the Super Bowl.
Theater owner Rene Brunet arranged for fans to watch the game at no charge. And he'll be doing it again in two weeks.
The win was an emotional one for Alan Drake, who remembered a local sportscaster who passed away in 2005, and he tried to describe what he was feeling.
And he said the players are great representatives of the city.
Kevin Smith said he's proud to be a Saints fan, but isn't sure that the city will reap all it can from a Super Bowl that falls during Mardi Gras.
Tony and Sherry Smith came from Hattiesburg, Mississippi - home state of Vikings quarterback Brett Favre - and they couldn't be happier.
Ruth Terry-Sipos said she's enjoying the city's love affair with the Saints.
Some of the crowd stayed to watch the post-game awards, while others took to the streets. The Super Bowl kicks off February 7th in Miami. For WWNO, I'm Eileen Fleming