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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Born in 1969 in New Orleans, grew up in Chalmette. Was born a Saints fan, I guess. It was around the 76 season that I started to understand football, and was hooked on the Saints. I remember giving analysis of ...

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Old 09-14-2012, 02:19 AM   #21
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Born in 1969 in New Orleans, grew up in Chalmette. Was born a Saints fan, I guess. It was around the 76 season that I started to understand football, and was hooked on the Saints. I remember giving analysis of the Saints at a young age, to anyone who would listen, and people used to compliment me on being dead on... lol. Of course, despite the torture of losing all the time back in the day, I was able for the most part to keep a positive spin on it. My favorite Saints player back in the day was Chuck Muncie. Back in those days there was no television for home games, just the radio, and I was on it big time. I still remember Wayne Mack calling the games on the radio, and by the 4th quarter dude wouldn't make much sense. As I got older I realized that was all the booze... lol

I kinda remember the first time I seen a Saints game live on TV from the Superdome, blackout lifted, freaking miracle at the time, I wanna say it was during the 79 season against the Oakland Raiders on Monday Night Football, but seriously, I cannot say for sure. The thing I do remember that I was in awe that I was watching a home Saints game on live TV.

All the torture finally came to and end when the Saints beat the Colts in the Super Bowl. I mean seriously, a grown man crying in joy, that was me!
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:30 AM   #22
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Hi everyone! Long time LURKER new poster. After reading this thread, I had to register just to put some of my nostalgia down!

My introduction to the Who Dat Nation was in 1985. My father was station at Keesler AFB, MS back then and I was 14 y/o. My brother in law was from Slidel (sp?) and took me to my first game in Oct that year. The place was crazy and the fans were NUTS...I took to them right away LOL. Wilson and Hebert were the QBs and we lost to the Dirty Birds but I was hooked. Been a Saint's fan ever since.

I read these boards daily...you guys are great and there is a lot of great fans here. WHO DAT!
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:01 AM   #23
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Hey everybody...LONG time lurker here, but I had to register to get my nostalgia in

First game was in Oct 1985...Wilson and Hebert as QB's vs Falcons. I was 14 and my first live NFL game. My father was stationed at Keesler in MS, so my brother in law to me to my first game.

Even though we lost to the Dirty Birds, I was hooked. The fans back then in the Super Dome were just so NUTS! I haven't been able to get back to a live game, but rest assured I watch as many as I can up here in Delaware. Most of it I have to watch through NFL Redzone, but it's better than nothing!

This site is great, I read ya'lls comments all the time!
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:03 AM   #24
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I was pretty much born this way in 1970... My father was a die hard Saints fan and if the house caught fire on Sunday at 1pm it just a soon burn down around him.

I love winning, and losing is an unhappy place for me... However I watch them because I love to watch them play. For me it is sort of like watching a child play sports... Win or lose.. that's my team out there.
Close to you 626, born in 71, Saint fan when I found football in my single digits. Dad was not a football fan, car dude, so took all the ridicule myself back then, lol. Even when fans wore the bags, they were "still at the game". Love the underdog and that's were we lived as Saint fans for decades. Adversity is nothing for a Saint fan, we invented the term. Win or lose, never mattered.
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:24 AM   #25
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Born and raised in northern Canada in the early70's I fell in love with the Saints during the Manning years mostly out of spite for my mate father who was a 49ers fan. It grew into an obsession in the 80's and has carried on. Got my first Saints tattoo forever etching them to my skin in 1985. I have and will watch every game, tape every game to watch 2-3 more times during the week, live and die by their successes and failures, and spend way too much of my money travelling to see them play and collecting every damn trading card and piece of memorabilia I can lay my hands on. Forever Black and Gold and everyone who knows me thinks of me synonymously with this team. I had more family, friends and acquaintances congradulate me on the Super Bowl win than the when any of my kids were born.
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:29 AM   #26
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Thats hilarious, lummox. Im the same way. First thing people tell me on Monday morning is something about the game. If someone finds a Saints plastic stadium cup around here, everyone knows who it belongs to.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:03 AM   #27
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I was born at the old Hotel Deiu Hospital on Tulane ave on July 24th 1975, I watch the Saints since i was 5 years old.

I been through the bad, the ugly, & the down right worst years ever. But i never stop believing. Now i can be at peace, cause we won a Super Bowl.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:39 AM   #28
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lummox, Mike .... you could of swore I was on the payroll with the number of people that have asked me whats wrong with your Saints this week at work?
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:50 PM   #29
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For a brief moment in grade school I was a Roger Staubach fan until I went to my first game in the dome in 76. There was nothing like making an airplane out of the popcorn box or page out of the program and seeing if you could reach the field from the terrace! Been a diehard since and always said I would have season tickets when I could afford them. Well that happened in 97 after I moved to Houston so now we drive back and forth to watch our Saints play. And just like most of you, there is at least one fleur-de-lis in every room of the house including the garage which now has Saints duct tape I found at Home Depot in Baton Rouge last week.
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