Rest In Peace To This Saints' Fan That Passed Away In Protest Prior To A Super Bowl That Would Have Killed Him
Henry A. Jaume, Sr. Not just a charismatic hero whose life and livelihood was dedicated to fighting for his country and protecting its citizens, but also a man of principle. We will have to wait on the autopsy before definitively saying that same principle is responsible for him passing away peacefully just prior to the playing of a sad, Saints-less excuse of a Super Bowl. However, I speak on behalf of the whole Who Dat Nation in saying that a small part of him died the day Bill Vinovich and crew closed their eyes, tucked their tails, and spit in the proverbial face of every principled professional that either came before them or will come after them.
Now, I wouldn't go as far as charging them with murder, but would it be a stretch to say that the NFL, by way of a complete lack of integrity, prematurely pulled the plug on a proud patriot and a former police officer? Even having to ask the question tells you all you need to know about the level of injustice levied against a franchise and a fanbase that I only somewhat satirically suspect lost a funny family man hours before they would have had the rightful NFC Champion been crowned.
If the citywide block party that was 'Boycott Bowl' had an MVP award then Henry A. Jaume, Sr. would be the consensus choice after taking his protest to the grave, but I'm certain he'd trade in that honor for the chance to be sent upstairs eternally while watching the black & gold in the Super Bowl. And to think, here we were assuming that all the NFL stole was a conference championship.