The Saints Are Headed to Seattle. Are You?
Posted on Jan 6, 2011 in Local Issues, Sports
After the Saints clinched a playoff spot with their win over the falcons, Who Dat’s had been anxiously awaiting the results of last weekend’s game between the Rams and the Seahawks to find out our first round opponent. Hotels book up and tickets sellout sometimes hours after the opponent is known. However, after Seattle defeated the Rams, Saints fans have been slow to book their trip.
With the exception of London, Seattle is the furthest away from New Orleans that the team will ever play, and fans are not ready to make the trip. Drive time from the Super Dome to Qwest Stadium tops out at 43 hours, making the trip unfeasible for most regardless of gas prices. For those that think the railway might be an easier route, a train ride would take 3 ½ days each way. While flying seems to be the only reasonable option, Amy Mcgee, a local travel agent, has not received a single inquiry into Seattle area travel.
Few may be making the trip, but questioning Who Dat Nation’s enthusiasm would be a mistake. One reason most fans are staying home is the near certainty that the Saints, an 11 point favorite, will win. Most fans are undoubtedly holding out to buy tickets to the second round game against either Chicago or Atlanta which will be in high demand.
Since New Orleans fans might not make it to the game, it is time for Who Dat Nation’s out of state population to shine. When nola.com asked saints fans to write in about their travel plans, every response came from fans in the Pacific Northwest. Even two fans from Canada responded, proving that Who Dat Nation has gone international.
This just means that the party is going to stay home, and New Orleans will be swarmed with black and gold jerseys on Saturday. We’d like to remind fans to be safe after the game and to ensure a sober ride home, but if you find yourself in DUI trouble Sunday morning, contact Bloom Legal at 5999-9997 for expert legal defense.