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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Dasidreidia Although I really would've liked to see the paper airplanes. Originally Posted by Mikemike Actually, no you wouldn't. sure he would. The losing part sucked, yes... but 50,000 paper airplanes was a pretty crazy sight.... The ...

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Old 10-04-2012, 05:51 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Dasidreidia View Post
Although I really would've liked to see the paper airplanes.
Originally Posted by Mikemike View Post
Actually, no you wouldn't.
sure he would. The losing part sucked, yes... but 50,000
paper airplanes was a pretty crazy sight.... The announcement always came
first," Please do not throw "missiles" or objects onto the field..." Then we'd
start losing the game. Then the airplanes came. I'd be watching the game with someone who didnt know Saints football, and have to explain
why there was cheering during a huddle. Because somewhere an airplane
has made it onto the actual field of play... I remember Hebert about to call a play, heard the crowd, leaned over to watch a plane land at his feet.
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:11 PM   #22
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I don't have any facts on this but didn't it feel like we had less drops when Curtis Johnson was the WR coach?
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:48 AM   #24
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There is a silver lining in every cloud...and the silver lining here is that if the Saints don't make it to the playoffs, then they won't be in the SB. That would mean that people from 2 different cities will be flying into NO and spending their money. I don't think it would be as great a windfall for the city if one of the participants was NO.

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Old 10-07-2012, 10:24 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by Mikemike View Post
Actually, no you wouldn't.
When the team is so bad that paper airplanes get louder cheers than first downs...it's bad.
I've been a season ticket holder for 12 consecutive years..and prior to that I bought them occasionally, so I may have been a season tix holder for around 15 or more years total...

I've seen every coach they've had come and go, seen every player come and go, heard every excuse under the sun for 45 years.
..and even learned a few things about football in those many years. contrary to what coach mora said..Some of us DO know what we're talking about...and not just the older fans..lots of younger fans also know what they're talking about, too.
The point is, bad football is bad football..rose colored glasses..sugar coated excuses and "if only..." just doesn't cut it.

I'm 47 and have endured some absolutely horrible Saint teams over the years, at some point I thought they would never win consistently. These past few years have just been great, damn near unbelievable for me.
Are some fans spoiled to all the success as of the past few years probably yes but for the older guys, I can only say it's been a dream come true.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:46 AM   #26
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I'm definitely not spoiled as whatever happens this year will be, in the end, just another year. I haven't written it off, yet, but if it does end out of the money it will just be another, "Oh well, wait 'til next year"...and we've gotten very good at doing that. With a SB win under our belt, it really is very easy to live with disappointment these days...at least for me.
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:52 PM   #27
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I agree with Joker.
I do not think old Saints fans are spolied with the teams recent years of huge success and that SB win thing.
All teams have to rebuild. It happens. SF49's? CBears? Raiders? DCowboys? Other teams. Sometimes the great years take a long time to come back around or, it seems, not again at all.
These current Saints and coaching staff have about two years max, imo, before rebuilding.
This year is costly and gives them one year less before rebuilding years.


Whatever, still a Saints fan here, was in bad times, the best of times, will be in future bad times.
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None of us over 20 are spoiled.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:04 AM   #29
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I think we can win AND throw airplanes.
This is America. You can have it all.
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I think we can win AND throw airplanes.
This is America. You can have it all.
Did anyone ever take the time to explain the reason for all the airplanes?

I guess I shouldn't try to speak for everyone...and it has been quite some time since I was at the dome and tried my hand at it...but it seems to me that the pleasure derived from throwing the airplanes comes from seeing how well you can fold one. For every plane that you see flying across the field, there are probably dozens that don't make it 10 feet.

The planes usually didn't start flying until the game got out of hand...or boring...and launching a paper plane that catches the attention of the crowd can be quite thrilling.

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