New Orleans: From Katrina to Super Bowl 44

New Orleans' favorite son Aaron Neville popularized the chant in 1983 with players, and it soon became a fan favorite.

But years before the chant was popularized, one fan never failed to show her support with beer and a fateful bet.

Up the coast in Biloxi, Miss., Peggy Byrd and Chevis Swetman have been co-workers at the Peoples Bank for nearly 40 years. Every Friday and every Monday they talked football. Byrd a diehard Saints fan.

The two had a weekly bet for a six-pack of beer.

"Every season I would always bet against the Saints, and I'd always win," Swetman told "Good Morning America."

But after about eight years of losing, Byrd decided to up the stakes.

She challenged him that if the Saints ever go to the Super Bowl, he'd have to send her to watch her team run out on the field. The bet was made, written down and notorized. The year was 1979, when "The Dukes of Hazzard" was a hot new television show.

For 31 years, the "contract" -- as Byrd calls it -- sat in the bank's vault and waited for a year like this year.

Even though both had lost their homes and belongings when Katrina hit, Swetman kept his word and paid for Byrd's airfare, hotel and ticket. He even gave her spending money.

"I wish I'd never signed it," Swetman said, laughing.

Byrd left Thursday for the big game and is in Miami preparing to fulfill a wish that has been more than three decades in the making.

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