First, my apologies for not getting a couple posts up the last couple weeks. I hope to get them done this week. Now, living in North Dakota, and being the son of a North Dakotan has caused me to somewhat follow the Minnesota Vikings for years, though not as closely as recently. I hoped that with Brett Favre at QB, they would make it this year, but alas, the New Orleans Saints are NFC champions and will face the Colts in two weeks.
Now what does this have to do with the Civil War? Well, not much, but since the two teams represent two distinct regions of the country, it does make for interesting commentary. I personally will be pulling for the Colts to avenge the Vikes by destroying the Saints. I can also see much of the South cheering for the Saints due to them being a Southern team, while much of the North could root for the Colts, either for regional loyalty, or just to see Manning win the game. It will be interesting to see if our loyalties in the big game fall along geographic lines. In short, I hope the vaunted players of Indianapolis will defeat the Saints in the South on February 7.