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The Importance Of Sports: How The Saints Helped New Orleans To Recover

Article By on 18th June, 2009

... derby all along the Southern Gulf Coast, and, as a parting present, she dumped her waters into the "Big Easy", "The City That Never Slept", the city of New Orleans, LA.

The Louisiana Superdome, the home of the NFL's New Orleans Saints, had been used as a "shelter of last resort", and had suffered millions of dollars in damage, both from the storm, and the many New Orleanians who had made the stadium their home for over three days.

Katrina's winds had ripped a hole into the roof and water was puddled on the fifty yard line.

Many wondered if New Orleans would ever recover. Others were sure that their city would rise like a wounded giant, down but not out.

Since the Superdome wasn't an option, the Saints' home opener ...

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