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Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Are the Saints America's Team?

By Calvin Watkins

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.-- The Saints have become a nice national story with this Super Bowl run because of what the city of New Orlenas has battled back from after Hurricane Katrina.

But are the Saints the new America's Team?

Saints linebacker Scott Fujita was asked this question the other day. Now remember, Fujita played with the Cowboys in 2005 before leaving for New Orleans.

"The Saints are America's adopted team, there's no question about it," he said. "I was in Dallas. When I chose to leave Dallas, everybody said, 'Why would you leave Dallas? They're America's team.' They were self-proclaimed 'America's Team' a couple decades ago, and they have really, really good, loyal fans, but the rest of the country hates them, let's be honest. New Orleans, you've got people all over the country who are pulling for us for so many reasons and really valid reasons."