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DaveyFoSho 06-07-2012 09:34 AM

Opening Day Sept 9 Skins @ Saints
Hello All. Skins Fan coming in peace for a bit of a discussion. I will be headed to NO for the opening game and I must say I can not be more excited. I absolutely love the city and the people are always friendly. I have heard from a lot of Redskins fans about the experience from the Superdome, but I would like to get some Saints perspectives.

We plan on hitting Bourbon St. on Friday and Saturday nights wearing our jerseys. Is this asking for trouble? Or is it something that could maybe spark some beers and friendly discussion/ light trash talking (in the spirit of fun of course) about the game the next day? How is the walk to the Superdome?

I am really looking forward to visiting one of my favorite cities and having a good time meeting new people. Cheers!

Mardigras9 06-10-2012 02:57 PM

Shouldn't be a problem for you, we welcome opposing fans without incident(even Falcon and Cowgirl fans). On that note, we share a mutual dislike of the Cowgirls anyway. To be safe if your set on wearing your jersey out, get a hat that says "Screw You Goodell" to go with it.

mutineer10 06-10-2012 05:19 PM

You'll be fine. Philly-type fan behavior is rare down here, especially around Bourbon Street (which is mostly tourists, anyway). Expect gentle ribbing from vendors & bartenders, unless you're simply being obnoxious.

And you should have no trouble walking from the Quarter to the Dome, my wife & I have many times.

sharke 06-11-2012 11:49 AM

As others have said, you'll have no trouble in the Quarter. If you venture into other areas you'll be fins as well. Expect ribbing wherever but extremely unlikely to run into total ass clowns (especially since you won't be wearing a falcons jersey). Trust me, New Orleans is insanely friendly for opposing teams. I've gone to a bunch of Hornets games in Magic gear and was always respected and treated well throughout the city, even having multiple food and drinks bought for me. I've never seen anything different at Saints games.

Walk to Superdome is cake. Even easier if you stay on Canal St or try a place in the Business District.

Have fun dude.

QBREES9 06-13-2012 11:52 PM

Start the count down.

DaveyFoSho 06-18-2012 05:06 PM

I know.... Like watching a pot waiting for it to boil. Can not wait for this game. If anybody is interested I will be on Bourbon Saturday night, I'd like a cool place to hang out, and the first round is on me.

pumpkindriver 06-18-2012 08:31 PM

I think you'll be just fine, as the other posters have already said, most likely our fans will want to talk to you about the game, your team and whats going on with them etc. Just be sure to come back after the game, win or lose to tell us all about your trip, the highlights and fun you had etc. I always enjoy reading stuff like that b/c invariably everyone has a good time on game weekend.
Also the Superdome is gonna be insane, its gonna really be rocking for opening day. Make sure you get there at least by 10:30 or 11:00 at the latest to enjoy hanging out in Champion Square and the area just outside the gates. Theres live entertainment going on, and everyone is having a good time eating and drinking and partying out there. Once inside and in your seats you'll see just what a great venue for watching a game the place really is.
Have a great time !

ChrisXVI 06-18-2012 08:38 PM

Welcome to the board! You'll find nothing but over-the-top friendliness and the time of your life! Like pumpkindriver said, stick around here and tell us about your trip... we'd love to hear about your experience (what you remember about it lol.)

AlaskaSaints 06-18-2012 08:44 PM

Unlike fans in many other cities, Saints fans have CLASS. You'll be treated with respect and you'll be shocked at how many Saints fans thank you and wish you a good game.

Don't forget Pat O'Brien's for a hurricane or three!


ScottF 06-18-2012 10:11 PM


Originally Posted by DaveyFoSho (Post 412959)
I know.... Like watching a pot waiting for it to boil. Can not wait for this game. If anybody is interested I will be on Bourbon Saturday night, I'd like a cool place to hang out, and the first round is on me.

I live in ATL but my dad (in FLA) and I make it to 2 games a year. I usually sell my tix to the opener and marquee games and then go to the ones where the tickets won't sell for as much.
That said, I wouldn't miss this opener even if I could get $2500 for my seats. I cannot wait but the first game for our 'Saints against the World' season.

I'll take you up on that drink- will you be wearing a Theisman or Jurgenson jersey?

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