Superbowl plans fall through? There are a couple of spots in Santa Maria where you can go catch the game with strangers who will soon become friends depending on who your team is. Since both sides of my family are originally from Louisiana, (although my mom was born and raised in Texas, her family is from Minden, Louisiana), and my Dad was born in New Orleans — it should be obvious who I’m pulling for although I think there is just too much pressure on the Saints! I’m hoping for the best. Quite frankly, just getting there is such a victory for New Orleans. I visited New Orleans just this past December, and you could have heard a pin drop in the French Quarter while the Saints were playing, every place we went people were watching the game or listening to it on the radio. The city of New Orleans is so united behind this team.