With New Orleans Saints Out Of Playoffs, Who Should Fans Root For?

By jackcavanaugh
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Now that the New Orleans Saints‘ postseason is finished, following their 23-15 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, Saints fans must figure out who they are going to root for from here on out. If you are a serious NFL fan, just because your team is eliminated from further play does not mean you stop watching the games and the action. Some may remain completely and 100 percent loyal to the team they follow, but for others, we like to have, maybe even need to have, somebody to actively root for.

The task of figuring out who to root for was made considerably easier Sunday, as the pool of potential candidates was whittled down to just four teams. One of those teams, however, is an absolute no-no in relation to picking your proxy team. In no way, shape or form should Who Dats consider cheering on the Seahawks. It just would not be right. Respect their talent and their accomplishments, sure, but it would be sacrilegious to cheer them on. No way, not going to happen.

So, who do we root for?

The only teams left are the Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers and the Seahawks.

You can make any number of arguments for any of the teams. You could pick the Broncos or Patriots on account of you not wanting any other NFC team to take home the Lombardi Trophy. You could argue that you want the 49ers to go all the way because you do not want an AFC representative to win it all. One could choose the Patriots as their proxy team, on account of they do not want anybody else from the NFC to win, nor do they want Peyton Manning to win his second Super Bowl ring and surpass Drew Brees in number of rings.

The point is, there are an unlimited number of arguments you can make to rationalize your decision, should you choose to take on a proxy team. None of them are wrong, even if you choose the Seahawks. Just enjoy the few remaining professional football games we have left.

Jack Cavanaugh is a New Orleans Saints contributing writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @cav_jack, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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