God bless Alex Brown for saying this:
“That’s a rivalry you’re talking about right there with Georgia and Florida, ” Brown said, when asked about how the pregame feeling this week compares to “The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.” “Is the Saints and Minnesota a rivalry? It’s another game…”
And similar sentiments from a teammate:
… Saints fullback Heath Evans, whose Auburn résumé reflects participation in more than one Iron Bowl, said the upcoming aura is a very different animal.
“No comparison, and that’s just the honest truth, ” he said.
Preach on, gentlemen. (h/t Marc Weiszer)