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Who dat just won the whole thing!

Sunday, February 07, 2010 by Dave Winer.

A picture named mardigras.gifA brief note of congratulations to the City that Care Forgot.  Permalink to this paragraph

It's so wonderful that the Saints won the Super Bowl! Permalink to this paragraph

This will go down as one of the big moments of sports history, imho.  Permalink to this paragraph

As the 1969 Mets undid the betrayal of NY fans by the Dodgers, the Saints give hope to a city that was betrayed in so many ways. Permalink to this paragraph

From what I know of New Orleans, this victory will be the stuff of legend for a long time to come. It's a city with a great sense of history, and destiny. And humor. A picture named sidesmiley.gif Permalink to this paragraph

Until 2005 its destiny was to be devastated by a monster hurricane and the failure of the rest of the country to come to its aid.  Permalink to this paragraph

But tonight begins a new beginning for the Crescent City. From now on this is the city of champions!  Permalink to this paragraph

Laissez les bon temps rouler! Permalink to this paragraph

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A picture named dave.jpgDave Winer, 54, is a visiting scholar at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. He pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.

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