Personally, I don't think it has a thing to do with football. It's about music, food, and spirits. N'awlins is famous for everything BUT football, and I think the local fans are thinking more about Hurricane's than Touchdowns.
So, as the game plays out on Sunday, I hope there is jazz music blaring in the background, fried chicken and grits on the table, blue crab dip for your chips, crab cakes, pigs in a blanket, bright beads around your neck, and a room full of spirit(s).
Here is a recipe from ABC.com's website:
Simon and Garfunkeled Crab Cakes
Who dat? Them's the Saints! Go team!