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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Well I am 21 years old and living in Virginia currently. I remember i got into the Saints when I was about 5 or six. My dad had a Raiders/Saints game on the TV, and i told him I thought ...

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Old 05-28-2006, 07:01 AM   #61
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Well I am 21 years old and living in Virginia currently. I remember i got into the Saints when I was about 5 or six. My dad had a Raiders/Saints game on the TV, and i told him I thought their colors were really cool. I told him that was my favorite team and like a week later for Christmas he got me a Saints hat and starter jacket(remember those things?). Ever since then Ive been hooked, they were the first professional sports team I was ever interested in, and they still are my favorite no doubt. Ive gotten a lot of flak living here liking the Saints, all these damn Redskins fans around here. I just love seeing the look on peoples faces when they ask what my favorite football team is and I say the Saints. Theyre kind of just like "why?". I get a kick out of it everytime. Anyways thats my story.
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Old 05-28-2006, 09:41 AM   #62
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I am 17 and live in Sotu West Virginia. I started likeing the Saints because Donte' Stallworth was my favorite player, and after that everything kinda just kept going. I have been a fan since 2003 and havent't looked back since. And I agree with SaintsfaninVA, except its Steelers fans here (because Heath Miller is from down here and all). I guess you can say I always root for the underdog, because I was a Red Sox fan seince Hideo Nomo threw the no hitter at Cambden, but this year with all the bandwagon and stupid trades I decided to be a D-Rays fan. And a 76ers fan too. So I am looking at for all three sports only one Championship I believe (76ers in the 80's). And I have only seen one other Saints jersey, and its the son of my High School coach who coached Horn at Itawamba.
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Old 05-28-2006, 09:51 AM   #63
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Also I will be going to play football at Oklahoma Panhandle State Universtiy after my senior year of High School, Coach already has me situated there. I know they went 1-10, but does anyone know anything else about them? Thanks in advance
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Old 05-28-2006, 10:26 AM   #64
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I'm 35 years old. I've been a Saints fan for as long as I can remember. I'm orginally from Baton Rouge but, I have been living in Austin, TX for the past 11 years. I've always represented the Saints, unlike all of these sometiming cowboys fan here. I'm ready for the Saints to kick some butt this year. And a special A$$ whipping when we play the cowboys this year. That will be one of the games I'll make this year sporting my Reggie Bush jersey in Dallas 8)
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Old 05-28-2006, 11:09 AM   #65
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I'm 42 years old, currently living in Knoxville, Tn. but grew up in Ocean Springs, Ms. I've been a Saints fan since 1977 and my younger brother and I share the passion for this underdog team. We moved to Tennessee in '89 and we used to watch the games here in Knoxville at a sports bar which was hard to come by since we were usually out-numbered by fans from other teams. Which means they got the priority of games to watch. But, as the years went by we built up a following of Saints fans and finally weighing in at 30 fans strong we received our own corner and big screen to watch every Sunday. We regularly attend the Falcons/Saints game at the Georgia Dome and until Michael Vick signed with Falcons it was a great experience. The fans treated us pretty good and we usually split games with the dirty birds every year. But the atmosphere changed after Arthur Blank took over as owner and Michael Vick become god in Atlanta. Now the fan's attitude is much more hostile and I can't bring my 8-year-old son to the games. My brother, step-dad, (who is now deceased), and I used to go to the games in the Superdome and my ex-wife's grandfather and I used to watch games on Sundays when we couldn't get to N.O. When my son was born in '97 we brought him home in a Saint's baby outfit so he has the mantle of Saintsdom already bestowed upon him. I miss living on the Gulf Coast and hopefully one day will live there again. My brother and I now go in halves on Direct Tv and watch the games at home and on the days we expect to have a great game, we travel 1 hour away to buy Popeye's chicken and Barq's rootbeer to feel like we're on the coast again. So when we finally make it to the Superbowl, the investment in emotion is going to explode and I will cry like a baby.
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Old 05-28-2006, 11:23 AM   #66
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Well I guess I'll get this started for some of us older members. I'm 54 years old and been a Saints fan since they announced the franchise in 1966. Before that I was forcefed the Cowboys at my grandmothers. I was born in New orleans and raised in DeRidder. I had open heart surgery a while back and had to retire, even from working with the great guys here at BnG. I sometimes miss moderating but for the most part, I'm hardly ever here.

I moved to Crystal Beach Texas about 3 years ago, got my house on the beach,my new 52" hd tv and Sunday ticket. I was at the dome as the guest of SMG management right before Katrina hit. Saw my hotel room and a restaurant I had just eaten in destroyed on tv. I feel for all the people on the gulf coast. We just barely got hit by Rita last year.

If the good Lords willing, I'll be in the Dome for the Saints/Falcons game in September with you guys.(Thanks Halo).

God bless New Orleans the Gulf coast and the Saints!
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Old 05-28-2006, 11:25 AM   #67
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Originally Posted by ATX_SAINT
I'm 35 years old. I've been a Saints fan for as long as I can remember. I'm orginally from Baton Rouge but, I have been living in Austin, TX for the past 11 years. I've always represented the Saints, unlike all of these sometiming cowboys fan here. I'm ready for the Saints to kick some butt this year. And a special A$$ whipping when we play the cowboys this year. That will be one of the games I'll make this year sporting my Reggie Bush jersey in Dallas 8)
I'll be at that game too aTX. Went to the last game we played in dallas as well. Keep in touch.
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Old 05-29-2006, 07:41 AM   #68
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Well, I'm xan. I'm 47 and living in beautiful central New Jersey, exiled here since the oil bust collapsed the New Orleans economy in 1984. Born in MS and raised from 1st to high school graduation in New Orleans. I was a classmate of one of the original minority owners' sons and my grandparents had season tickets for the first few seasons until my grandfather died. Through my classmate, I got some really cool, yet useless Saints logoed merchandise, which I collected until graduation from high school. My fathers' business had both season tickets and a suite throught the early 80s and I got to go to many games when my grades merited.

An All-American athlete in my chosen sport, I did enough stupid things to get admitted to an Ivy League university, from which I graduated in 5 years (taking a year off to train for the Olympic Trials). I returned triumphantly to New Orleans to teach and coach just as the price of oil collapsed. (I had the unusual pleasure of teaching Payton and Cooper Manning swimming lessons). I couldn't bring myself to become a parasite, so I forewent law school to enroll and eventually graduate from Tulane Business School. With no hope of employment in New Orleans, I managed to con a Fortune 50 conglomerate to pay for my move to New Jersey.

I worked for several other mega companies before shunting into a new career managing development stage companies, mostly in healthcare. My last company went public, so I'm in-between at the moment, and enjoying harrassing you hoi polloi. My family is still very ingrained in New Orleans and I visit about 5 times a year.

I have two favorite memories of being at Saints games. The first is stomping on the metal floor supports of the upper deck of old Tulane Stadium to make that thunder sound when opponents were in our end of the field. The second was being in the visiting owners' suite for an Atlanta game; the Saints were in the process of mertylizing a totally inept Falcons team when the owner, increasingly despondent and frustrated by what he saw, called down to the field and fired the coach halfway through the 4th quarter. My dad and I did all we could not to cheer and laugh.

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Old 05-31-2006, 05:36 PM   #69
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Im new here, ive been a saints fan my whole life (i live in CT), ive been reading this board daily for years and finally decided to get an account (i never new they were free) GEAUX SAINTS,
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Old 06-01-2006, 04:05 PM   #70
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Howdy!

I'm from St. Louis & I've been a Saints fan since I was 5 (liked them cuz' of their helmets). I despise all things Rams (home of the biggest fair weather fans on the planet), & I adore the Saints !

I have yet to make my trek to Mecca (aka: the Superdome) to see a Saints home game, but I'll be in attendance 11/11 when I'm in Tampa to see the Saints continue their domination of the Tampa Bay Schmucks (I hope to see some of you down there, & possibly enjoy a beverage).

A bit of attention whoring now..... for the past few months I've had a Saints site up here called the Saints Conclave & I hope that you'll find time to visit & give me some pointers/suggestions/constructive criticism.

I look forward to being more involved on this forum in the days & months to come!

http://www.saintsconclave.com
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