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ESPN to re-air 2006 Falcons vs. Saints as part of its Monday Night Classics series

Is it a game we want to re-live? No. But at least it’s sports, I guess?

New Orleans Saints vs Atlanta Falcons - November 26, 2006 Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Remember the first game back in the Superdome in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina? It was miserable. But you can re-live it on Monday, April 6 when ESPN airs it as part of its Monday Night Classics series.

If you need a reminder, the Falcons came into this one 2-0 and went home with a 23-3 loss. Remember when Steve Gleason blocked that Michael Koenen punt? That play that was so iconic that the Saints created a statue outside of the Superdome to commemorate it? Yeah, that came from this game. Honestly, it might be better to have no sports at all than to have to re-live this one.

While I’d much rather spend my time watching the Falcons’ 2019 victory over the Saints in the Super Dome, or the Thursday Night Football matchup that Deion Jones sealed with a late-game end zone interception of Drew Brees, or any number of the Saints’ blown playoff bids, this is the game that ESPN is giving us.

We’ll be following along on Twitter, so check that out @TheFalcoholic. Our Saints site is also playing along, and you can tweet good-natured trash talk at @SaintsCSC. Canal Street Chronicles is really going all out with their coverage of this broadcast as if it’s an actual game, and I do have to admit that it’s pretty fun. Visit their site and check it out.

The game will air on Monday, April 6 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Vent about how irritating this loss was in the comments, and we’ll see you Monday as we grit our teeth and re-live it.