I can't believe I was actually not thinking about watching this historical moment in sports. I am so glad I changed my mind. I went over to a sports bar and watched every moment of this amazing game between the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons. Me along a friend of mine watched this four hour game faithfully. I had many cups of Coca-Cola ready for me and I stayed in that chair until the end of the whole thing.
Here is my take on the entire game.
In the beginning, a part of me didn't believe that Drew Brees would break the record by Dan Marino. Back in 1987, Dan Marino had a record of 5,084 yard passes in a single season. It has been decades and no one was able to beat his record. Drew Brees was a few yards away from doing that last year, but it didn't happen.
Then as we got closer to the end of the third quarter, a part of me instantly knew that this was going to happen. When I look at Drew Brees, I truly see a star. He cares about that game more than any other football player I know. That's very rare coming from someone like me who is a faithful sports fan. Once it said 5,087, me and a random stranger hugged each other, screaming like little girls. We along with every other New Orleanian were ecstatic. Another historical moment in sports had the name "New Orleans" right next to it.
Marques Colston and Pierre Thomas are the best teammates when it comes to working with Drew Brees. Their chemistry is undeniable when they are on that field. Even though I was rooting for Drew Brees to pass the ball to Colston more, I am proud of both of them. I truly believe both of these players are going to make history someday as well. I don't know what it is, but I do predict they both will be a part of something.
Now onto the not-so good part of the game.
I can't help but to be slightly disappointed by the defense team...again! I hate to say this, but the defense can be a real pain in the butt. In my opinion, they always wait until the opponent catches the ball before they use all they speed to knock them down. To me, they know where the ball is going. Just look at the player the ball is heading towards, and knock the player down first before the ball even lands. Don't worry about the ball. Worry about the player where the ball is heading towards.
If they wanted to, an interception would be an awesome plus.
It's almost the end of the season, and the defense is driving me crazy. That's the only thing I believe the Saints need to work on. Still, congratulations to the New Orleans Saints once again for making it into the history books. I am so proud of my hometown team.