Wednesday, September 14, 2005

A big win helps ease the pain of homelessness

Slugger has already mentioned this article, but I just thought I'd mention it too. Stephen Rea doesn't know what's left of his home in New Orleans, but he knows that watching Northern Ireland beat England last Wednesday helped chase those post-Katrina blues away. He watched the game in a Las Vegas bar with one other Northern Ireland fan amid a sea of England supporters.

{I was annoyed that the bar wouldn't accept his New Orleans season pass for pub soccer and he had to pay to get in.}

The New Orleans Times-Picayune gives some idea as to what wins by the Saints and LSU Tigers meant for the region this week. Sports can really lift people.