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Home Team: Coaching the Saints and New Orleans Back to Life

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The inspirational true story of how one man led a football team—and a city—to triumph in Super Bowl XLIV.

Prior to Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans Superdome had hosted several marquee events involving a variety of different sports, political conventions, etc. The devastation that Hurricane Katrina left in her wake changed the Superdome into a national symbol of misery and hopelessness, where the most desperate rode out the storm. As a result, the stadium was closed from September 3, 2005 to September 24, 2006 for repairs.
Four years after its re-opening, in that same stadium that was a national symbol of misery during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans Saints won the NFC championship and earned their first-ever trip to the Super Bowl. Two weeks later, the Saints defeated the heavily favored Indianapolis Colts 31 - 17 in what would become the most-watched television event in history, making the Superdome a symbol of pride and perserverance.
This is the inspirational true story of a city recovering from a major natural disaster and a team with a history of heartbreak, seen through the eyes of the coach who taught them both how to win.

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