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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Mr. Roboto I am not "hating" on New Orleans. I am a frequent visitor and I love the town. Many landmark moments in my life have happened in New Orleans. But let's not pretend it's perfect. noone ...

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Old 01-03-2010, 08:39 PM   #11
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Re: Saints can solve all problems

Originally Posted by Mr. Roboto View Post
I am not "hating" on New Orleans. I am a frequent visitor and I love the town. Many landmark moments in my life have happened in New Orleans.

But let's not pretend it's perfect.

noone said it was a perfect city. but its ours (even tho im not from there). and its our football team. we want them to do good. and when they're down, we fans shouldnt totally give up and say "oh well its the same old saints", as many may of you like to say. its not even remotely close to the same team as u old timers are use to seeing. i cannot stand when i hear ppl say those kinds of idiotic remarks. and for u to agree with this guys sarcasm is jus ridiculous and it everyone what kind of person and "so called saints fan" u are.

The time has come! Who Dat
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Old 01-04-2010, 06:29 AM   #12
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Bitter LSU fan, methinks.
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Old 01-04-2010, 06:58 AM   #13
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not even going to say what i want on this one.
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:00 AM   #14
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No one said New Orleans was a perfect city. And no one said the Saints were going to solve the worlds problems, real or imagined. I hate to give this dip**** any more attention for his retard article-- which, if he's being serious, he needs to seek help, and if he's being satirical, he needs to go back to comedy school. Surely he is an isolated case in Baton Rouge-- I'll let someone from BR come here and tell us one way or another.

There is such a thing as morale in the world. Its why we have the USO, for instance. Its why much of what we do, we do. And win or lose, the Saints provide spirit to the community, not to mention a national stage for the country's consciousness, regarding New Orleans. It is no different than being chosen for an Olympiad, or concert, and no more a threat to societal priority than Mardi Gras, which is also a necessary step
to normalcy and function. I doubt anyone questioned the importance of children celebrating Christmas during times of war with preposterous musings blasting the mention of Santa or even Bethlehem.

A city which celebrates art, culture, and even celebration itself is entitled
to dance in whichever the hell manner it wishes, and pay no mind to those whose underwear precludes them from momentary respite from worry.

Thats the nice way to say it. In conclusion, Mr Cullen, ea...

I question if anyone who doesnt understand that has spent any quality time in N.O.
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:14 AM   #15
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I grew up in Baton Rouge and most of my family is still there. The Advocate is notorious for its poor coverage of the Saints and for glorifying everything LSU (Understandable to some extent I suppose) but Baton Rouge feels like the unwanted step-child next to New Orleans. For the most part Baton Rouge is a really big small town. It looks shabby, acts shabby and is mostly just a bridge over the Mississippi on the way to New Orleans or west to the more interesting parts of Acadiana.

Baton Rouge is a protestant city on the edge of Catholic Louisiana. It is the frontier of the bible belt and not fully a part of the Catholic culture of South Louisiana with its differing views on religion, drinking, dancing and fun in general. It makes for a very big cultural difference from places just a few miles away.

Baton Rouge struggles with its identity because it is on the edge. Part of it wants to embrace the New Orleans culture, another part wants to be Cajun and the rest wants to resist both.

The large influx of people from Katrina to Baton Rouge has only made things more tense.

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Originally Posted by gumbeau View Post
I grew up in Baton Rouge and most of my family is still there. The Advocate is notorious for its poor coverage of the Saints and for glorifying everything LSU (Understandable to some extent I suppose) but Baton Rouge feels like the unwanted step-child next to New Orleans. For the most part Baton Rouge is a really big small town. It looks shabby, acts shabby and is mostly just a bridge over the Mississippi on the way to New Orleans or west to the more interesting parts of Acadiana.

Baton Rouge is a protestant city on the edge of Catholic Louisiana. It is the frontier of the bible belt and not fully a part of the Catholic culture of South Louisiana with its differing views on religion, drinking, dancing and fun in general. It makes for a very big cultural difference from places just a few miles away.

Baton Rouge struggles with its identity because it is on the edge. Part of it wants to embrace the New Orleans culture, another part wants to be Cajun and the rest wants to resist both.

The large influx of people from Katrina to Baton Rouge has only made things more tense.
Well said, couldn't agree with you more.
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I took it with a grain of salt, like I think the article was intended to do. It brought a smile to my face for the first few moments, after that it was just dribble.
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Old 01-04-2010, 11:26 AM   #18
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i can't quite figure out what the intention of this article is, but this dude just sounds like a total fun hater to me.
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Old 01-04-2010, 03:54 PM   #19
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I grew up in Baton Rouge and most of my family is still there. The Advocate is notorious for its poor coverage of the Saints and for glorifying everything LSU (Understandable to some extent I suppose) but Baton Rouge feels like the unwanted step-child next to New Orleans. ...
So its like Jan going, "Marsha Marsha Marsha." Ok, I get it.

As for cultural differences, Im as religious as anyone who scares you, but my Bible clearly denotes time for drink, dance, & celebration. I dont
know where that perception comes from. I'm having the time of my life.
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Old 01-04-2010, 04:22 PM   #20
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... but Baton Rouge feels like the unwanted step-child next to New Orleans.
If you want talk about feeling like an unwanted step-child in Louisiana, come live in Shreveport. We are the unwanted, red-headed stepchild of the second cousin of the next door neighbor of New Orleans.
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