Originally written December 30, 2011 on Chicks in the Huddle:
On Sunday at midnight, many of us will ring in the New Year singing “Auld Lang Syne.” But on Sunday at noon in the Superdome, I can assure you old acquaintances most certainly won’t be forgotten. The Saints will face a Carolina team that they’ve not only come to know very well, but loathe very much. And with the Panthers rookie quarterback Cam Newton performing like something out of a Tecmo Bowl game, they could very well have their hands full. But you know what, I still think they’re gonna kick some ass. Know why? Because the Saints are on a mission. They’ve been subjected to trash talk and scrutiny all week long over the decision to let their star player make history, as opposed to, I don’t know, letting Matt Ryan suckle on the teet of Gregg Williams to ease the pain of getting spanked in prime time. My friends at Moosedenied did a fabulous job of summing up how most of us Saints fans feel about the scrutiny, while laying out what I would consider a fairly appropriate res...
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