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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Growing up in northeast Alabama in the early-80's, NFL allegiances were a funny, disorganized thing. My whole family was - still is - will always be - Crimson Tide fans, but the closest pro team those days was the Failcons ...

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Old 09-14-2012, 02:16 PM   #31
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Growing up in northeast Alabama in the early-80's, NFL allegiances were a funny, disorganized thing. My whole family was - still is - will always be - Crimson Tide fans, but the closest pro team those days was the Failcons ... and none of us liked them! The Titans (Oilers) hadn't moved to Nashville yet, and the Panthers were light-years in the future.

My dad is a Dolphins fan, my sister is a Steelers fan, and - strangely owing in part to the "Saint Elsewheres" of the 1987 strike season - I latched onto the Saints. Try as they might to shake me - I'm looking at you AB & Haslett!!! - I keep coming back to my team year after year.
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:36 PM   #32
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I can remember being 10 years old dad brought me a Ron jaworski jersey home, I couldn't figure out why, until we went to the SB when Oakland played Philly. Mom had a tough time getting me to put it on it wasn't black and gold I wasn't wearin it.
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Wonder how all the oldies know how to use the googles.
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Wonder how all the oldies know how to use the googles.
We created that sh1t.

You know at one time phones had chords?

Correction: THE phone in the house had a chord.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:18 PM   #35
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Yeah, we oldies have one distinct advantage. We can learn tech, if we
feel like it.

But we also know what work is and how to do it.

back on track: Great Thread X-dude. Very educational.
interesting note: A bunch of us on this site know each other in real life.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:47 PM   #36
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I was at the first game and I can tell you that rabid fanaticism was already there. People in N.O. didn't have to warm up the team. It was instant! When they introduced Jim Taylor they could probably hear the cheers in Baton Rouge. When Gilliam ran that kick back for a touchdown I thought Tulane stadium was coming down for sure.

Back in those days you could buy a student ticket in the end zone for a buck. I think the only games I ever missed in Tulane Stadium were the Monday night game when we held up the broadcast for half an hour and the game when Dempsey kicked his 63 yarder.

I moved to California the week before the Saints went on their first winning streak and finally made the playoffs. My friends all called me and told me i could never come back. It was hard to watch all the games out there because I had to find a bar that would show the Saints games and they were usually on at 10 am but I saw them all till the Dome Patrol started falling apart. (Luckily I didn't see many of the Ditka Saints games. It was just too painful.) I was out there for 18 years and one of the big factors in my deciding to come home was that I could watch the Saints every week.
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:03 PM   #37
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Means you can NEVER predict whats going to happen next. You know who Jerry Glanville, Buddy D, Keith Poole, Brett Besh, and Tom Dempsey are. Know what it feels like to be flipped off by a coach, to go 8-0 just to finish 0-8. To piss in a round trough, kicked of of message boards for saying Reggie Bush is not an every down back. Did I miss anything?
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:07 PM   #38
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When I was old enough to understand and look forward to watching football with my dad, I made a comment about liking the Cowboys. My dad sat me down and said there would only be Saints fans living in his house so I had a choice saints fan or go live somewhere else on Sunday. I have been a loyal saints fan since 1975 and looking back on it today I'm damn proud to see us come from wearing bags to a SB winner an a formidable opponent to any team.
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