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ScottF 06-21-2012 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by DaveyFoSho (Post 413619)
No disrespect intended. BUT, in the spirit of fun. Say the fans surrounding me give me a bunch of "WHO DATS" when the Saints are making their normal awesome plays (On offense ;) )... is it basically asking for it if I give them a friendly WHO DAT right back if the Skins score or do something impressive?

Obviously I am going to be drinking my weight in liquor (no worries I'm a chatty/friendly drunk), just want to know the parameters before I cross a line.

some might disagree, but I say you paid your money, cheer for your team how you choose...
act like a guest and you'll be treated like one

SaintsBro 06-21-2012 01:09 PM

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Originally Posted by DaveyFoSho (Post 413619)
... is it basically asking for it if I give them a friendly WHO DAT right back if the Skins score or do something impressive?

Obviously I am going to be drinking my weight in liquor (no worries I'm a chatty/friendly drunk), just want to know the parameters before I cross a line.

Yeah, Who dat, we dat, beat dat -- it all comes back at us from visiting fans, and it happens all the time -- at least early in the games. But, it's usually just a fleeting, temporary feeling of euphoria for the visiting fans... Keep in mind, we were undefeated at home last year, and the years before that we pretty much only lost ONE home game a year (some years we lost two, one "real" one and one when starters were resting at the end of the year). The last time we lost a home opener was 2007. But seriously, the Saints are a good barometer to see where your team is at. I just worry a little about your Redskins and RG3 walking into a buzzsaw, because of all this off-season hooplah, plus it will be Drew's first game after he gets his new deal done, the first game on the path to the Super Bowl that would take the Saints back to New Orleans, the new defensive coordinator, plus a very angry, ticked-off interim head coach who's been with the team forever, but nobody in the league can scout and know what he is gonna do -- it's like a perfect storm all coming together. The Dome is going to be rocking like a playoff game.

Your idea of the "Free Payton" shirt under your jersey will make you a LOT of friends, I'm sure, probably get a lot of your weight in liquor bought for you, as well.

DaveyFoSho 06-21-2012 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by SaintsBro (Post 413631)
Yeah, Who dat, we dat, beat dat -- it all comes back at us from visiting fans, and it happens all the time -- at least early in the games. But, it's usually just a fleeting, temporary feeling of euphoria for the visiting fans... Keep in mind, we were undefeated at home last year, and the years before that we pretty much only lost ONE home game a year (some years we lost two, one "real" one and one when starters were resting at the end of the year). The last time we lost a home opener was 2007. But seriously, the Saints are a good barometer to see where your team is at. I just worry a little about your Redskins and RG3 walking into a buzzsaw, because of all this off-season hooplah, plus it will be Drew's first game after he gets his new deal done, the first game on the path to the Super Bowl that would take the Saints back to New Orleans, the new defensive coordinator, plus a very angry, ticked-off interim head coach who's been with the team forever, but nobody in the league can scout and know what he is gonna do -- it's like a perfect storm all coming together. The Dome is going to be rocking like a playoff game.

Your idea of the "Free Payton" shirt under your jersey will make you a LOT of friends, I'm sure, probably get a lot of your weight in liquor bought for you, as well.

I fully plan on taking the trip down to NO just to party that super bowl weekend. Would be absolutely amazing if you guys could do it and get a home game. Count me in cheering my butt off for that one.

I do have realistic expectations for RG3. I expect a lot of dazzling plays this year showing his upside, but I also expect 10+ interceptions and some less than inspiring play at times. All part of being a rookie and learning the league. I am coming into this Saints game at 50/50, but that is just the optimistic Redskin fan in me. I will have a great time no matter what the outcome of the game is, and at the very least I will get to see RG3's first regular season snap.

I'm definitely going for a couple of those shirts, but I would really like to find a hat... no such luck yet.

pumpkindriver 06-22-2012 01:53 AM

I love this thread, just reading all the comments makes me feel good.

sharke 06-22-2012 07:07 AM

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Originally Posted by ScottF (Post 413604)
I go to the game at the Georgia dome every year, and I have to admit, I don't get much crap from their fans, even with my layers of black and gold. The fact that we win there pretty often helps, but overall it's never a bad experience.

yes, but you are operating under the assumption that the falcons have an actual fanbase.

DaveyFoSho 06-22-2012 07:34 AM

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Originally Posted by pumpkindriver (Post 413787)
I love this thread, just reading all the comments makes me feel good.

Me too, other than trying to get me to go to a gay bar you guys are good people!

ScottF 06-22-2012 08:43 AM

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Originally Posted by sharke (Post 413792)
yes, but you are operating under the assumption that the falcons have an actual fanbase.

Oh so very true. The people in the seats around me are very knowledgble, loyal, etc.
But then I look up and see empty seats in the uppers, gold jerseys everywhere (always at least 5-6K saints fans), and fans pouring out headed for home in the 4th quarter.
I have 4 seats if you & your dad want to go this year

sharke 06-22-2012 10:07 AM

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Originally Posted by ScottF (Post 413817)
Oh so very true. The people in the seats around me are very knowledgble, loyal, etc.
But then I look up and see empty seats in the uppers, gold jerseys everywhere (always at least 5-6K saints fans), and fans pouring out headed for home in the 4th quarter.
I have 4 seats if you & your dad want to go this year

Very possible, thanks for the offer.

mutineer10 06-22-2012 02:13 PM

I used to live in Birmingham, so a few times I made the short drive over to the Georgia Dome when the Saints were in Atlanta.

Never got in a fight or anything, but saw a few break out. Also had a nasty altercation with some FoulCons fans on the MARTA, messing with my sister - who had joined me at the game because my wife wouldn't return to the Georgia Dome after the previous season!

I've found the Georgia Dome a pretty unfriendly place for Saints fans. FoulCons are the only fans I'd support being uncivil toward here, eye-for-an-eye and all that ...

sharke 06-22-2012 04:16 PM

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Originally Posted by mutineer10 (Post 413878)
I used to live in Birmingham, so a few times I made the short drive over to the Georgia Dome when the Saints were in Atlanta.

Never got in a fight or anything, but saw a few break out. Also had a nasty altercation with some FoulCons fans on the MARTA, messing with my sister - who had joined me at the game because my wife wouldn't return to the Georgia Dome after the previous season!

I've found the Georgia Dome a pretty unfriendly place for Saints fans. FoulCons are the only fans I'd support being uncivil toward here, eye-for-an-eye and all that ...

a lot closer to my experiences...but in all fairness, if you take MARTA, you are risking life, limb, and property....regardless of who you are or what team you support...


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