Long-suffering New Orleans Saints fans finally get to support a team in the Super Bowl.
Long-suffering New Orleans Saints fans finally get to support a team in the Super Bowl. Chris Graythen Getty
Long-suffering New Orleans Saints fans finally get to support a team in the Super Bowl. Chris Graythen Getty

Eric Frederick is the Carolinas regional growth editor for McClatchy. He is a former sports editor, night editor, front page editor and digital managing editor at The News & Observer. Reach him at 919-829-8956.