New Orleans Saints, Reggie Bush brought the wood

Updated: January 19, 2010, 5:09 PM ET
By Andrew Astleford

Can a baseball bat inspire during the NFL playoffs? Apparently, for the New Orleans Saints, it can.

Before the New Orleans Saints' 45-14 playoff victory over the Arizona Cardinals, Saints coach Sean Payton presented each player with a black baseball bat that included these words emblazoned on the barrel to inspire physical play:

"Saints vs. Cardinals. Jan. 16, 2010."

"Bring The Wood!"

Reggie Bush was so pumped, he hoisted the bat in his right ...

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