Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Katrina victims: Saints' Super Bowl win was great, but houses would have been better

From the Wait 'til this Year Humor Vault

NEW ORLEANS, La.--Hurricane Katrina devastated much of New Orleans in 2005. One year later, the hometown Saints acquired quarterback Drew Brees and made it to the postseason for just the second time since 1992. Over the last four years, the team has been successfully rebuilt while residents and volunteers have tried to do the same for the city. The many victims who remain homeless say they have appreciated the pleasant diversion in the nearby Superdome, but they can't help but feel that "having a f***ing house to live in would be way better."

"Everyone says, 'Oh, isn't it great that the Saints won the Super Bowl? How nice for those poor hurricane victims. What a great story,'" said homeless person Jay Banks. "Yeah, football's cool, but you know what would really be a great story? Me being able to live in a house again. I went to one game and people kept yelling 'This is our house!' That made me sad. You know, cuz I don't have a house."

Banks said the Super Bowl was one of the most exciting games he's ever watched, but that he missed Tracy Porter's game-changing interception because an employee walked in front of the TV he was watching through a store window.

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