The media has kept it surprisingly low-key this week, but come Sunday there will be no avoiding the big dark shadow that looms over New Orleans and the rag tag group of football misfits holding that city together: Katrina.
It has been four years and four months (if you don't count January) since The Hurricane struck New Orleans, breaking the levees, flooding the streets, and turning the Superdome into a hellacious pit of misery and despair. It was even worse than when the Saints played football there. The players were forced to flee the city along with 100,000 residents who never came back. That really sucked.