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It's back to reality for heartbroken Saints fans

Updated: January 21, 2007, 8:01 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- The Saints' inspirational season ended Sunday, sending fans back to the stark reality of post-Katrina New Orleans.

"It was a heartbreaker, you know?" said fan Hampton Barclay.

For Dawn Emery, the game was about more than football.

"The Saints really have become an icon," she said. "The struggle, their coming back from defeat, it represents where we all have come from."

Reminders of Katrina are everywhere.

At Finn McCools, an Irish ...

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