Came home from work and turned on ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption to catch Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon discuss yesterday’s Super Bowl. Wilbon echoed what I was thinking last night, saying, “for most of this team’s history, the Saints were the Cubs or the Clippers.”
Now, I’m not delusional to think that the Saints victory will inspire all the underdogs throughout the professional and amateur sports ranks into thinking they can instantly become contenders, but there may be reason to think that, given certain conditions and developments, what seem to be insurmountable odds may in fact not be so daunting.
The Saints were turned around when they brought in a new coach, Sean Payton, and a marquee quarterback, Drew Brees, before the 2006 season.
The Clippers are likely to find themselves in a similar position this summer, as they’ll almost certainly be looking to add both a new head coach and a marquee free agent.
It may seem impossible now, but I’d be willing to bet Saints fans would have thought their current situation unlikely a few years ago.