Kristian: Young Saints fans feel the agony of defeat

Kristian Garic
January 15, 2018 - 4:43 pm

Still reeling from the Saints last second defeat at the hands of the Vikings? Me too! So is my 11 year old son Hayden. He's a Saints junkie and takes losses really hard.

I'm sure you have a family member like Hayden,completely invested in the Saints to the point that it ruins their day when the Saints don't win. Hayden moped around the house since early morning constantly saying out loud, “Man, why couldn’t the Saints have won that game, Dad? They should have won that game!”

I feel ya Hayden! They should have.

I was filling in for Newell Normand today consoling the Who Dat Nation, while at the same time trying to console my 11 year old son, who wanted nothing to do with my positive thinking. He didn’t want to hear how great it was that the Saints showed true character, toughing it out against the Vikings after being down 17-0. He didn’t wanna hear that it was an amazing feat to get that far in the playoffs after a 0-2 start. And Hayden wanted no part of my optimism about this young, talented, inspired team who are primed for a great 2018.

At one point Hayden sat on my bed with his arms crossed and his head sunk between his arms. I asked him to come on the air with me. He replied, “Dad, I'm hurting too bad to talk right now.”

I chuckled to myself, but I get it. I'm sure there are many of you who don't want to talk right now, watch replays, or even read about that heartbreaking last minute loss to the Vikings. Just like my middle son, Hayden, you’re still imagining the storyline of the greatest comeback in the history of the Saints, while in reality you’re feeling the agony of defeat.

Gotta love Saints fans. The Who Dat Nation is the most passionate bunch in the world of sports. And, yes, we start out early.


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