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New Orleans Saints trivia and tidbits: Preseason Ponderings

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Primarily because the games don't count, some New Orleans Saints fans have a difficult time remembering "important moments in pre-season history". One great example occurred on August 8th, 1970, during the Hall of Fame Game versus the Vikings. The veteran ...

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New Orleans Saints trivia and tidbits: Preseason Ponderings

Primarily because the games don't count, some New Orleans Saints fans have a difficult time remembering "important moments in pre-season history".

One great example occurred on August 8th, 1970, during the Hall of Fame Game versus the Vikings. The veteran players were locked out by the owners, so all squads that weekend had to play rookies & undrafted free agents.

Near game's end, the Vikings turned the ball over, and 17th round draft choice Doug Wyatt ran some 50 yards for a touchdown to clinch both a Saints win 14-13 and a precious spot on the roster.

On July 31st, 1993 in Tokyo versus the Eagles, heead coach Jim Mora was trying to find a new return specialist after going through countless players between 1989-92. While some were leaning toward former De La Salle and LSU star Sammy Martin for the job, the Saintsí first punt return of the game showed the spot belonged to another local, fifth-round draft choice Tyrone Hughes out of St.Augustine High School. Hughes returned it for a touchdown.

Prophetically, ESPN announcer Mike Patrick stated, "I think Jim Mora just found his new punt returner." Indeed he did.

And with that, here's our trivia quiz or pre-season pondering, if you will:

1) The very first Saints pre-season game was played at what arena?

A) L.A. Coliseum B) Anaheim Stadium C) Tulane Stadium D) Astrodome

2) What player scored the first touchdown in Saints pre-season history?

A) Gary Wood B) Gary Cuozzo C) Les Kelley D) Bo Wood

3) Where was the first Saints pre-season game on foreign soil played?

A) Mexico City B) London C) Tokyo D) Montreal

4) In which of these pre-seasons did the Saints NOT play the Packers in Madison, WI?

A) 1990 B) 1993 C) 1994 D) 1995



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