I’m thrilled the Saints prevailed tonight, but it’s pretty sobering for a Falcons fan to realize New Orleans won a Super Bowl first. Atlanta’s best chance was sabotaged by the Rev. Eugene Robinson.
On the morning before Super Bowl XXXIII, he was awarded the Bart Starr Award from the Christian group Athletes in Action for his “high moral character”. However, that very night he was arrested for offering an undercover female police officer posing as a prostitute $40 for oral sex. The next day in, Robinson gave up an 80-yard touchdown reception to Broncos receiver Rod Smith, giving the Broncos a 17-3 lead over the Falcons. Later, in the fourth quarter, he missed a tackle on Denver running back Terrell Davis that enabled Davis to break a long run to the Atlanta 10-yard line