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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; ....that I didn't know this. The team's colors, black and gold, symbolized both Mecom's and New Orleans' strong ties to the oil ("black gold") industry. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Orleans_Saints It is in the early history part. Was looking for "New" news and came ...

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Old 06-13-2007, 03:21 PM   #1
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Ashamed to call myself a Saints fan.......

....that I didn't know this.

The team's colors, black and gold, symbolized both Mecom's and New Orleans' strong ties to the oil ("black gold") industry.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Orleans_Saints

It is in the early history part.

Was looking for "New" news and came across this.
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Old 06-13-2007, 04:57 PM   #2
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That's a cool piece of Trivia.
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Old 06-13-2007, 06:45 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by SapperSaint View Post
....that I didn't know this.

The team's colors, black and gold, symbolized both Mecom's and New Orleans' strong ties to the oil ("black gold") industry.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Orleans_Saints

It is in the early history part.

Was looking for "New" news and came across this.
So oil is shameful?
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Old 06-13-2007, 06:46 PM   #4
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Bull,colors picked are attractive for marketing generating their own gold
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Old 06-13-2007, 06:54 PM   #5
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yep those were the good old days. one shell had something to do with shell. the list of oil companies that operated out of La. back then was long.
So you are right about being ashamed and the oil connection. They have all been chased out of town by the stupid local elected officals. hang your head real low on this one. This has been the problem for years.
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Old 06-13-2007, 08:02 PM   #6
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Screw it!! These are the best colors in the NFL hands down. Lets not even think about changing them. Do you want the saints to to have colors representing amnesty and greenpeace?!?
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Old 06-13-2007, 08:17 PM   #7
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The Saints should always be dressed in black and gold, black helmets wouldn't bother me just as long as there's gold somewhere else on their uniforms..
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Old 06-13-2007, 09:56 PM   #8
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I think Sapper meant he was ashamed he didn't know the origin of his favorite team's colors, and not of what they mean.

Sapper, if it makes you feel better, I didn't know it either
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Old 06-13-2007, 11:26 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Tobias-Reiper View Post
I think Sapper meant he was ashamed he didn't know the origin of his favorite team's colors, and not of what they mean.

Sapper, if it makes you feel better, I didn't know it either

Hell, i've been around since day one and didn't know this. Makes me a little ashamed too!
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Old 06-14-2007, 08:07 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by Tobias-Reiper View Post
I think Sapper meant he was ashamed he didn't know the origin of his favorite team's colors, and not of what they mean.

Sapper, if it makes you feel better, I didn't know it either
Thanks Tobias, and Joe. That is exactly what I meant.

Guys, I love oil. If it wasn't for oil, I couldn't drive my Jepp and fourwheeler.
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