Sporting event outcomes have a big affect

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Over the years, I’ve heard people say, especially salesmen, that when the Saints or LSU lose a game, the attitude of many people is affected. On the other hand, a win by both teams makes living more pleasant and exciting.

This week, both the Saints and

the LSU victories made people forget about the weather or anything else going on in the world, including our men at war or the bad economy. I continue to be amazed how the

outcome of any sporting event

can alter the mood of so many


Let me say that I enjoy and follow sports and watch the Saints and LSU games. However, the results do not determine my attitude.

Last week,

the LSU fans

were content to beat Auburn. This week, they won’t be able to enjoy

it as much as

the Saints fans because they will

be bored talking about the match-

up Saturday with an inferior

Tulane team. Saturday after next

is a different story. The Tigers

travel to Alabama to meet Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide. The anxiety for most LSU fans is almost too much to handle.

Getting back to the Saints ……….. Sunday’s victory over Miami was as exciting as any game I’ve seen. I’m not a die-hard Saints fan. In fact, I have a tendency to root for individuals more than teams.

This year is a little different for me. Because of the chemistry of the team due to its coaching staff, I enjoy their games more. The biggest reason for their success, in my opinion, is the passion that their leader, Drew Brees, has for winning. He plays the game with the confidence and enthusiasm that makes it seem like fun.

What does the future hold for each team? Only God knows, but I know that regardless of the wins and losses, it won’t affect my day or my week.

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