MARDI GRAS IN MIAMI
Members of Who Dat Nation donned their Saints regalia and turned South Florida into Louisiana East from the beginning of Super Bowl week into the wee hours of the Morning After. As Saints linebacker Scott Fujita said after the game, "It was like 6- or 7-to-1 [Saints fans]. The Black and Gold just poured into Miami."
New Orleans fans in the south end zone of Sun Life Stadium got a Saint-sational look at running back Pierre Thomas's 16-yard touchdown reception that gave the team a 13-10 lead early in the third quarter. On the play, a screen pass, Thomas got two helpful blocks, broke a tackle and finished the score with an artistic dive.
Quarterback Drew Brees and son Baylen let les bons temps rouler during the confetti-filled celebration after the Saints won the city of New Orleans's first major professional championship with a 31-17 victory over the Colts. Brees was named the Super Bowl MVP after completing 32 of 39 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns.