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New Orleans Saints bound for Super Bowl

Los Angeles Times: The NFL's lovable losers shrugged off 43 years of frustration and futility Sunday, earning their first trip to the Super Bowl with a 31-28 overtime victory over Minnesota before a delirious packed house at the Superdome.
USA Today: The Louisiana Superdome, a symbol of suffering after Hurricane Katrina, hosted a party Sunday that could rival any Mardi Gras.
New York Times: The owner of the Saints, Tom Benson, danced back and forth, from one foot to the other, a little soft-shoe shuffle as he left the artificial turf of the Superdome.
Nola.com: The biggest game in New Orleans Saints history brought out a gaggle of out-of-town celebrities, from Hollywood stars to a former president to an instant sensation.
CNNSI: Brett Favre didn't make enough plays; Saints did in overtime win
Washington Post: You didn't have to swallow a drop for this NFC championship game to make you feel totally inebriated, like you'd been swilling the cheap well whiskey of Bourbon Street all night.
MSNBC: For the first time in 16 years, the top two teams in the NFL are going to meet in the Super Bowl. And neither one of them is known first for its defense.
KansasCity.com: he New Orleans Saints waited 43 long years for a chance to reach the Super Bowl.

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