From A to Z, the reasons the New Orleans Saints, who open Sunday against the Atlanta Dirty Birds, are Mississippi’s team:
A is for Archie, as in Archie Who? He was the Saint of Saints.
B is for Brees. We should make Saint Drew an honorary Mississippi citizen.
C is for Cothren, Paige Cothren, from Natchez, the very first New Orleans Saints player under contract.
D is for Deuuuuuccccce McAllister, the Saints’ all-time leading rusher.