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20 - 40+ years 76 78.35%
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You've been a Saint's fan for how long . . .

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Marlboro Man Been a fan since before they started playing and was at the very first game. Watching Gilliam run back that kick is still one the most exciting things I ever saw....

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Old 12-14-2009, 11:09 PM   #71
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Re: You've been a Saint's fan for how long . . .

Originally Posted by Marlboro Man View Post
Been a fan since before they started playing and was at the very first game.
Watching Gilliam run back that kick is still one the most exciting things I ever saw.
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:14 PM   #72
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Re: You've been a Saint's fan for how long . . .

Originally Posted by saintpaul25 View Post
It seems like every year that we have a good year, this question comes up. I remember
answering it in 06, and 00. Oh well, here we go again. I have been a saints fan since they
were in the century division. Back then, they were in the same division with the steelers.
My father and brother liked the steelers, so I sided with my grandfather, and picked the saints
I think I was four. Oh well, was there for the archie, and dempsey years. Through, phillips, mora,
I even remeber the year wade phillips became interim coach. Long timer here.
Real suffering was JD Roberts. Hank Stram was pretty bad too.
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:27 PM   #73
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Re: You've been a Saint's fan for how long . . .

Since 3rd grade.......that's about 8, 9 years old? First game I ever remember watching was that playoff against the Vikings.

I just turned 30 a few weeks ago, so about 20 years.
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Old 12-15-2009, 05:56 AM   #74
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Re: You've been a Saint's fan for how long . . .

Originally Posted by Budsdrinker View Post
I want to say after the kickoff and the Saints came out on offense. They were in the huttle and she came running on the field from the endzone.
wow, how did I miss that, er those.
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Since 3rd grade.......that's about 8, 9 years old? First game I ever remember watching was that playoff against the Vikings.
how ironic the first Saints game you remember was a
playoff game. They could have used that line in Back to the Future, the way the headline read "Cubs Win World Series. Victory over Miami."
"My first Saints game was a playoff game vs. the Vikings."

--- mmm. guess you had to be there pre- '88 to completely get that.
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:36 AM   #75
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Re: You've been a Saint's fan for how long . . .

This is what I'm talking about, fans sharing memories
of games in history past. This is awesome, for the fact,
that it doesn't make u more of a fan, it just makes u feel
good to be able to relay these memories to new, and
future saints fans. One of my favorite memories of
watching the saints play back in the 70s and 80s, is
spending time with my grandpa (rip), and just listening
to him tell me stories, about his life, and his experiences.
I hope one day to tell my grandchildren about my
memories too. The Saints are a very big part of
my history, and I will always be proud of that.

What's popular is not always right, and what's right is not always popular.....
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:25 AM   #76
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Originally Posted by saintpaul25 View Post
I hope one day to tell my grandchildren about my
memories too. The Saints are a very big part of
my history, and I will always be proud of that.
My kids will always
remember the Superdome, seeing the Saints up close at training camp,
and the walking parade down Poydras on gameday, not to mention the
Louisiana touristy stuff we do. We have a tradition of covering their eyes
when we cross Bourbon St.
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:56 AM   #77
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Re: You've been a Saint's fan for how long . . .

A lot of my childhood memories coincide with the Saints. I remember rushing home from church to clean up the house before my dad would call tv10 in Lafayette to find out what channel the game would be on so we could find it on the 20 ft wide satellite dish that we had in the back yard. If not for the Saints, we wouldn't of had that god awful looking thing
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Old 12-15-2009, 03:04 PM   #78
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Re: You've been a Saint's fan for how long . . .

I guess reallity is none of us will be here forever,
and new saints fans are a must. So I say I don't care
how, or even when u came onboard, just glad ur here.
The more the merrier, and we are building a bigger,
stronger saints nation, for the future.
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:04 AM   #79
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Re: You've been a Saint's fan for how long . . .

Originally Posted by DblBogey View Post
If it is within you be honest . . .

20 - 40+ years

10 - 20 years

5 - 10 years

1 - 5 years

Less than 1 year

If you don't bleed Black and Gold your ain't a Saint Fan!
I was born in November 1975 in Mobile Alabama, my dad was an engineer working for GE in New Orleans. That next year I went to my first game and many others throughout the years and have been hooked ever since. My dad had been a Deadskins fan growing up, being from NC and their games being on TV mainly in NC. He still pulls for the Saints but adopted the Panthers living in Raleigh as soon as the franchise started. He still pulls for the Saints and has been excited for them this year.

I have never lived in New Orleans and since being able to drive have never lived closer to New Orleans than Atlanta, GA. I have been to the Superdome to see the Saints 15 times and have seen them play against Carolina in Charlotte every year since they started in the league, plus two games while I spent two years in Atlanta.
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Old 12-16-2009, 03:25 PM   #80
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Re: You've been a Saint's fan for how long . . .

since the Jim Mora Dome patrol days! Who dat! CHACHING
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