Saints and Tigers Roar to Victory

Fleur De Lis Data News Weekly Columnist

This ya peeps Fleur De Lis, it has been another great week for both our Saints and LSU Tigers, who won their games this week. Teddy and company held it down and beat the Jacksonville Jaguars in their own backyard by a score of 13-6 and LSU knocked off their SEC rivals the Florida Gators.

In a low scoring game, Jacksonville Rookie Quarterback Gardner Minshew was harassed, hurried and humbled by the Saints in his worst performance of the season.

But in a strange twist of fate, their victory came just a few hours after Pope Francis accidentally tweeted support for our Saints.
“Today we give thanks to the Lord for our new (hash) Saints,” Pope Francis tweeted. “They walked by faith and now we invoke their intercession.”

The hashtag and capitalization inadvertently added the Fleur de Lis, the emblem associated with the Saints and worn on their helmets. It was widely regarded as a good omen for New Orleans.

We are thankful whether by accident or not we thank the Pope for his tweet. With this victory, the Saints continued their winning streak and now their record is 5-1 leading the NFC South.

Down the road in Baton Rouge, the LSU Tigers continue their dominance on offense led by Quarterback Joe Burrow, who is making a bid for the Heisman Trophy where they handled the Florida Gators 42-28.

We are looking good on both fronts as far as our two major football teams are concerned, the Black and Gold and Purple and Gold. These two teams are both symbols of pride for our city and our state.

So, we will continue on our march towards the National Championship supporting our Tigers and of course our Saints getting to Miami in the Superbowl.

Until next time, this is Fleur De Lis signing off.

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