Go Back   New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com > Main > Saints
Shop Horizontal

My 31 Stadium Journey ends in the Big Easy

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Hello Saints Fans, Over the last four years, Iíve been traveling to NFL stadiums across the country in an attempt to see a professional football game in each one, a feat I call the Quest for 31. My goal is ...

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-17-2009, 10:23 PM   #1
Rookie
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 18
My 31 Stadium Journey ends in the Big Easy

Hello Saints Fans,
Over the last four years, Iíve been traveling to NFL stadiums across the country in an attempt to see a professional football game in each one, a feat I call the Quest for 31. My goal is to truly understand what itís like to be a fan of every franchise in the NFL. As part of my immersive study on the home team experience, I show up early on gameday, tailgate with local fans, eat local foods, and wear a home team jersey to rally the home team to victory. After each visit, I summarize my weekend in an online stadium review which I then post on the website, www.nflfootballstadiums.com.

I will complete my four year journey in New Orleans at the Louisiana Superdome on December 27, 2009 when the Tampa Bay Bucs come to town. It will be my 31st and final Stadium on my NFL Journey. I was wondering if you might recommend some superb New Orleans Saints Tailgating outside the Superdome or some gameday traditions I need to make sure I check in on while Iím in town, considering that my aim is to truly appreciate the home team experience. It's been a long road but I look forward to completing the journey this year. Do most Saints fans dress up in costume for the games?
Questfor31 is offline  
Latest Blogs
2015 Saints Bye Week Draft Last Blog: 10-16-2014 By: hagan714


"IRONY" Last Blog: 10-01-2014 By: teddybarexxx


Sainity Zone 9-30-14 Hail Last Blog: 09-30-2014 By: xan


Old 12-17-2009, 10:49 PM   #2
500th Post
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 941
Re: My 31 Stadium Journey ends in the Big Easy

Very cool idea. And, boy did you pick the right time to visit the dome. This is going to be the rowdiest party in the dome ever. New England was huge but Monday night. No holds barred on a Saturday in the Dome.

There isn't as much tailgating as you may think since the dome is built kinda funny. San Diego has that nailed pretty well.

I would suggest going to the ACME Oyster House just off Burbon St and Canal. There is a parking lot directly across from ACMe that will cost you 12 bucks all day/night. Order the "10 napkin" debris Po-Boy and make sure to ask for it "dressed." Order some Abita beer or Barq's root beer, a dozen oysters on the half shell and a cup of chicken and andouille sausage Gumbo. Then, just walk about 1/2 mile to the dome and there will be a big concert going on for a couple hours before the game. Of course, you should be holding a large beer in a cup or a Daquiri heading over there )

Mother's is good too, but no parking and the debris isn't as good as ACME. Arguing about who has the best Roast Beef Poboys is New Orleans' favorite past-time next to the Saints. A lot of fans wear jerseys but there are some special characters we all love. I'd say get a Vilma jersey b/c everyone has Brees and McAllister covered. Mike McKenzie would be a good one too. You are really gonna like this.

"Griffin oyster at Friday, flabby hamster stops broom." - Jack Vegas
Papa Voodoo is online now  
Old 12-17-2009, 10:56 PM   #3
Leave no doubts
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 316
Re: My 31 Stadium Journey ends in the Big Easy

any particular reason why we're your last and final stadium to visit? by the way, u gotta try some good boiled crawfish while ur here.
MATHIUS is offline  
Old 12-17-2009, 11:11 PM   #4
500th Post
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 807
Re: My 31 Stadium Journey ends in the Big Easy

Originally Posted by MATHIUS View Post
any particular reason why we're your last and final stadium to visit? by the way, u gotta try some good boiled crawfish while ur here.
is there a better way to end that awesome quest than watching the saints beat up on the cowgirls?
WVSaint is offline  
Old 12-17-2009, 11:31 PM   #5
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: "Little Ole Town in Tejas"
Posts: 7,770
Re: My 31 Stadium Journey ends in the Big Easy

He saved the best for last obviously
strato is offline  
Old 12-18-2009, 12:00 AM   #6
Faqda Falcons
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Ruston, Louisiana
Posts: 3,464
Blog Entries: 3
Re: My 31 Stadium Journey ends in the Big Easy

Papa Voodoo and WV, you guys apparently didn't read all of his post. He's going to the Tampa game. Not the Cowgirls.
D_it_up is offline  
Old 12-18-2009, 01:57 AM   #7
Rookie
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 12
Re: My 31 Stadium Journey ends in the Big Easy

you really did an amazing job travelling around the country






NFL DRAFT
Stanford is offline  
Old 12-18-2009, 05:42 AM   #8
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: The Woodlands
Posts: 17,628
Blog Entries: 27
Re: My 31 Stadium Journey ends in the Big Easy

I thought about doing that already ... problem is, it's kinda expensive for two (me and the wife). And we wanted a slightly different version, the Saints in every stadium in the NFL. It's also interesting the treatment you get as an visiting opposing fan... Great job, 31, btw... and it's a cool idea to put it all in a website...or even a book, dare I say. And great choice of boards too! You'll love it here at BnG!

They got Mulate's by the convention center, and ACME and Mother's as previously suggested. It's not near the stadium, but for a great Po'boy, try The Parkway by the bayou in MidCity. Take in the sights in the Quarter. Watch out for folks asking and betting you "they know where you got dem shoes?" It'll a good experience for you. It's a shame you didn't pick the Saturday night game this weekend. It's going to be unreal!

Said Pope Benedict: "WOW ... that ring is bigger than mine!!!"


Last edited by SmashMouth; 12-18-2009 at 05:53 AM..
SmashMouth is online now  
Old 12-18-2009, 06:04 AM   #9
Im BACK!!!!!
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: humble texas
Posts: 4,869
Re: My 31 Stadium Journey ends in the Big Easy

Originally Posted by Questfor31 View Post
Do most Saints fans dress up in costume for the games?
ha ha ha ha... "Do Saints fans dress up? Man, you saved
the best for last. heh heh heh....

tailgating? The whole city is pretty much a tailgate--- but you'll want to see the French Quarter, Canal St, and then walk--- up Poydras or maybe LaSalle.

If you're um, "suburban" looking, be choosy which areas you walk. Always a good idea to wear Saints stuff. Dont bet with the guy who guesses the origin of your shoes.

The one thing I want you to understand is that we didnt just find our fanhood this year. We acted and dressed like this for 42 years. We
party like this even in the lean years. We love the Saints even when they suck.

So, we're having a little more fun this year. Actually, I dont know whats
going to happen now--- this is new territory.
skymike is offline  
Old 12-18-2009, 06:09 AM   #10
Deuce
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 2,881
Re: My 31 Stadium Journey ends in the Big Easy

Don't be surprised if someone on Bourbon St. bets you they can tell you where you got your shoes...and assume that you will lose if you take the bet.
Saint_LB is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:55 PM.


Copyright 1997 - 2013 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts