February 2, 2013, 4:02 pm
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New Orleans residents Stephen Boudy, left, Shiela Jones, center, Camry Boudy, top right, and Sequoia Boudy, lower right, sport Saints jerseys in New Orleans on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. Saints jerseys are such a staple on the streets of New Orleans this week, you'd think they're playing in the Super Bowl. The city hosts NFL football's Super Bowl XLVII between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. (AP Photo/Nancy Armour)


Wander the streets of New Orleans this week and you'd think the Saints are one of the teams playing in Sunday's Super Bowl.

Entire families are sporting Drew Brees jerseys. Women are wearing rhinestone-studded Saints T-shirts and fleur-de-lis earrings. Men are in Saints jerseys and sweatshirts.

Of course, fans in every host city show pride in their home team. But there's a special bond between the Saints and the people of New Orleans. While they're happy to welcome the Ravens and the 49ers, this city will always belong to the Saints.

-Nancy Armour - http://www.twitter.com/nrarmour


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