NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana - The Saints, by all intents and purposes a very likable and fun team to watch, have replaced Brett Favre as the most irritating thing on television to hear about. After Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city, they have set new world records for sports cliches to make gasbag sports anchors sound empathetic.
A few examples:
"The Saints players' backs hurt with the weight of Katrina on them."
"This game is the Colts against THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS!"
"Drew Brees has changed the world over there in that city."
"I want this win to help repair some of that damage that was done to those poor people."
Residents' reaction? It's a game. We're happy we got this far. Give me some money to repair my house if you care that much, jackasses.
In other news, Peyton Manning is now #1 on the list of most hated villains, narrowly beating out Satan.