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New Arch Rivals?

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I HATE the Falcons. I can not even put it into words. For me it goes deeper than footaball. BUT - I HATE the Falcons....

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Old 02-19-2010, 09:44 PM   #41
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I HATE the Falcons. I can not even put it into words. For me it goes deeper than footaball.

BUT - I HATE the Falcons.
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:36 AM   #42
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Patriots now want a piece of us.

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so the pats want a piece of us cause we embarassed them? i think they embarassed themselves the whole season. the 4th and two? huge blown coverage in our game? not to mention 1 and done in the playoffs by way of a blowout...the JETS played did better than them.
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Falcons by far but before the Vikings I would have to she Philly. We have been playing them alot lately it seems. I would also put San Fran above the Vikings. Man how I hate San Fran. So many times Rice and Young/ Montana broke my heart.
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I would also put San Fran above the Vikings. Man how I hate San Fran. So many times Rice and Young/ Montana broke my heart.
When you're a Saints fan who hates the 9'ers, thats pretty much code in my book for "long time fan." I still hold that grudge too. Of course there are some more way-back fans than us who hate the rams and those blasted blue & white helmets.
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:18 AM   #47
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Again...as long as we are in the same division with Atlanta...they will be our biggest rival.

As everyone knows, we once were part of the NFC West. Our original division, the Capitol Division...had us along with Washington, Dallas, and Philly. That was 1967 and 1969.

In 1968 we were switched with NYG's and spent the year with, believe it or not, the Steelers, St. Louis Cardinals, and Cleveland Browns in the Century Division.

In 1970 we became part of the NFC West which included the Los Angeles Rams, 49ers, and the Atlanta Falcons...which is when the rivalry began.

In the early years, it seems that both us and the Falcons, if my memory serves me correct, were the Rams and 49ers whipping boys, with each of those 2 taking turns as the better team as the years went on.

Yes...there were years when the Rams were the team...many years. I can remember names like Deacon Jones, Merlen Olsen, Rosie Greer, Roman Gabriel, etc. Roman Gabriel...I always liked him...(because I liked the name...and we sent him to the finest school in town)

I guess it was around 2002 when the final realignment occurred and we were switched to the newly created NFC South and were joined by Carolina and TB while keeping our old rival Atlanta in the same division with us.

So, throughout the years...Atlanta has been the one that has been the "thorn in our sides" more than anyone else.

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Old 02-22-2010, 09:27 AM   #48
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...As everyone knows, we once were part of the NFC West. Our original division, the Capitol Division...had us along with Washington, Dallas, and Philly. That was 1967 and 1969....
You old relic. You're like a damn wall in Egypt, except I dont need a Rosetta Stone. It never ceases to amaze me how many things I dont know, and the older I get, the longer that list grows. ok.. help me out:
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...As everyone knows, we once were part of the NFC West. ...
I do know that, and remember that division well, but does anyone know how they arrived at us being "west?"
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Our original division, the Capitol Division...had us along with Washington, Dallas, and Philly. That was 1967 and 1969. .
I'm 46 & I didnt know that. You have re-activated, within my mind, an old dormant memory of divisional standings. I do now remember the divisions having names, not just directions, like they have in hockey. Not as colorful as "Norris" etc, but interesting nonetheless. So what were all the divisions then? Can you name them?
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...In 1968 we were switched with NYG's and spent the year with, believe it or not, the Steelers, St. Louis Cardinals, and Cleveland Browns in the Century Division....
whoa dude, you are blowing my mind! Board, is he making this stuff up? Ok, I know the Steelers & Browns were old NFL Teams, but its been so long that they've been associated with the AFC, you forget this fact.

I also completely forgot how much older the Cardinals are, (get this kids, they started in chicago!) but I always associate the St Louis Cardinals with just being whipping boys for the Cowboys in the NFC East.

So then we went to the Century Division, ok? My head is exploding from all this craziness, but go on.
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In 1970 we became part of the NFC West which included the Los Angeles Rams, 49ers, and the Atlanta Falcons...which is when the rivalry began.

In the early years, it seems that both us and the Falcons, if my memory serves me correct, were the Rams and 49ers whipping boys....
Thats how I remember it too. When was Atlanta's 1st divisional title? Glanville era? No, wait, they had that run in '79. That sound right to you?
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Yes...there were years when the Rams were the team...many years. I can remember names like Deacon Jones, Merlen Olsen, Rosie Greer, Roman Gabriel, etc. ...
I think the Rams were pretty much the best team in a bad division. Sound fair? Deacon and Rosie are before my time, but I remember Merlen, and Roman I remember from the Eagles, I think. Such a weird name, Roman, but then there was Pfifer, Harper now, and that freakshow movie director. Speaking of Romans, why did they call it "greek" in the 70s? Were you, personally, ever considered "mod?" (70s meaning) I can still visualize the hairdo.
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...and we sent him to the finest school in town)
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huh?
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I guess it was around 2002 when the final realignment occurred and we were switched to the newly created NFC South and were joined by Carolina and TB while keeping our old rival Atlanta in the same division with us.

So, throughout the years...Atlanta has been the one that has been the "thorn in our sides" more than anyone else.
agreed, Atlanta is the team we most love to beat. Im actually a big fan of this current alignment for us. Tampa for geography, Atlanta, for reasons mentioned, and there's something I just hate about Carolina too. Its a great division for rivalry.

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Old 02-22-2010, 10:26 AM   #49
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Re: New Arch Rivals?

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...and we sent him to the finest school in town

Originally Posted by skymike View Post
huh?
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Mike...you will find that much like when I converse, when I post my mind is all over the place. Your question? I actually thought you would pick-up on this since you are in the radio business. Anyway...remember Levon?

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Old 02-22-2010, 11:05 AM   #50
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Originally Posted by skymike View Post
When you're a Saints fan who hates the 9'ers, thats pretty much code in my book for "long time fan." I still hold that grudge too. Of course there are some more way-back fans than us who hate the rams and those blasted blue & white helmets.
Wouldn't it be nice to go back and stomp the s**t out of the 49ers twice a year like they did us for so many years?
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