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The New Orleans Saints' spirit needs to show up in better play during stretch run



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There is a saying in France to describe the passionate play of the local rugby teams: le esprit de clocher. Translated, it means "the spirit of the bell tower." Essentially, it's the duty of anyone born or living within the sound of the town's church bells to uphold its glory.

New Orleans is centuries removed from French rule, but many of its customs remain. To this day, we live in Faubourgs, drive on rues, eat beignets and are governed by Napoleonic law. And the local football team defends its home turf with the ardent pride of its French ancestors.

In 2009, the esprit de clocher fueled the Saints' Super Bowl title. Anyone who was in the Superdome for the NFC championship game knew the Vikings had no chance. There was no way the Saints were going to lose, even after being outplayed so thoroughly by the northern invaders.

By Jeff Duncan / Times-Picayune

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