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A super finish to the Mississippi

Page 2's Jim Caple reaches New Orleans, where the Saints are still marching in mediocrity and the Mississippi drains to its end.

Updated: September 22, 2003, 2:04 PM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2 columnist

NEW ORLEANS -- This is how bad the New Orleans Saints' history is. Their media guide doesn't even acknowledge their first 18 seasons. The guide's year-by-year season summaries begin in 1985, which is when the current owner, Tom Benson, bought the team. It's as if those initial 18 losing seasons never existed.

That's like printing a history of '80s music and leaving out all references to Duran Duran. It may make you feel better, but it doesn't remove the fact that "Hungry Like the Wolf" ...

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