Looking for something to do tonight New Orleans? Don’t worry, ESPN has you covered. Tonight, ESPN will re-air the iconic 2006 Monday Night Football matchup between the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons. The is set to kick off at 7:00 Pm CST / 8:00 EST.
This was the first game back in the Superdome after Katrina, and will always be remembered for the magical Steve Gleason blocked punt. This was also a memorable night as this game marked the first home game with Drew Brees as the Saints quarterback and Sean Payton as their head coach.
Saints owner Gayle Benson spoke about her excitement for tonight’s rebroadcast, and how Saints fans should wear black and gold tonight in honor of the game re-airing. See her comments below.
“We are excited about the ESPN rebroadcast of our 2006 homecoming game against Atlanta,” said New Orleans Saints Owner Gayle Benson, via the team’s website. “That game was such a magical experience and a symbol of what we can overcome and accomplish as a community. Our resilience, strength, and care for one another is what defines New Orleans and is what will get us through this crisis just as we have overcome so many before. I encourage everyone to wear their Black and Gold on Monday and share with each other, virtually, this opportunity to unite and remind ourselves of the better times that are to come. Most importantly, I hope our fans will use this opportunity to have fun, share a great memorable experience and focus on the joy of what it means to celebrate our love of team and home.”