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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I have been sitting here this morning reminiscing...thinking about Ole Miss and the Archie days...and I started wondering about something. Pre Drew Brees, Archie was Mr. Saint. He no longer holds that title. I have no animosity, as I am ...

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Old 10-10-2012, 06:03 AM   #1
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Does La. really like the Mannings?

I have been sitting here this morning reminiscing...thinking about Ole Miss and the Archie days...and I started wondering about something.

Pre Drew Brees, Archie was Mr. Saint. He no longer holds that title. I have no animosity, as I am sure Archie does not either, because it is just the way the world turns. Things have a tendacy to change...but none of this is my point...just ramblin'.

Anyway, I remember the days before Archie was a Saint, and people in La. did not take too kindly to the kid. He had sort of a reputation for being a thorn in a certain Tiger's paw. Then he was drafted by the Saints...an organization that has a high percentage of LSU fans as their own fans. Something wasn't right about that picture.

Archie did win over a lot of the people of La...about as much as possible, I suppose. Then, Archie went on to being a father of 2 very talented QB's. Neither, however, were ever considered as a QB for the Saints. I could be wrong, but most fans that I speak to that are from NO absolutely despise Eli.

So...my question is this. Why? ...or...Am I wrong?? Is it an Ole Miss/LSU thing???

Just wonderin'...


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Old 10-10-2012, 06:08 AM   #2
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Re: Does La. really like the Mannings?

As far as for Archie... I am indifferent..

As far as for his whiny, tantrum throwing offspring. I could really care less about ever seeing or hearing of them again.

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Old 10-10-2012, 06:12 AM   #3
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As far as for Archine... I am indifferent..

As far as for his whiny, tantrum throwing offspring. I could really care less about ever seeing or hearing of them again.
Ohh...so it is the "not wanting to play for SD" thing? Are you from La.?
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:22 AM   #4
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Re: Does La. really like the Mannings?

The fact that they grew up in LA and never really considered LSU rubs me the wrong way. I do hate Ole Miss... And I have no idea how Peyton wound up at Tennessee. I find all three of the Manning QB's to be a group of stiffs. They lack personality, but are constantly on tv trying to manufacture some sort of image of being "humorous". And I agree with Black that Peyton and Eli tend to throw tantrums... Also, Eli sounds like a 5 year old.

Other than that, I'm a huge fan.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:40 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by x626xBlack View Post
I have no clue what you are talking about with the SD question.

You do understand La. is Louisiana and L.A. is Los Angeles?
WTF are you talking about. I could ask you the same question. If you are not familiar with the situation, then maybe just stay out of the conversation.

Oh...btw. SD stands for San Diego...the place Eli did not want to go.
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Re: Does La. really like the Mannings?

LB, I'm a Texan, so this post doesnt really count. This is an Exhibition Opinion.

Archie was the face of the Saints, and put the franchise on the map. There should be a statue of Archie outside the Superdome. There should have been a float in the Super Bowl Parade for the Mannings, even though Peyton was our opponent. Once XLIV was over, I was, again, a fan of
Peyton Manning. Im also happy for Eli Manning and his well deserved Super Bowl Rings. I hope people remember Cooper's exploits on the field, before he was forced to retire early. I hope he is successful now. And Olivia Manning has a graceful elegance befitting a First Lady.

Archie used to be the color commentator for Saints Radio, as his popularity was huge for years after he was traded to the Oilers. Also I remember a fan party -- the "Official Who Dat Fan Club-- who's president was Pete Fountain -- a fan party in the Hilton, Riverside--- huge ballroom, Benson was there shaking hands, so were the Saintsations. Well Archie showed up
to speak, and in 1988, fans still chanted "Archie! Archie! Archie!

The Mannings are a family of winners, and they represent the Gulf South well, starting with Archie. I would like to see Archie get the love and respect he deserves.
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LB, I'm a Texan, so this post doesnt really count. This is an Exhibition Opinion.

Archie was the face of the Saints, and put the franchise on the map. There should be a statue of Archie outside the Superdome. There should have been a float in the Super Bowl Parade for the Mannings, even though Peyton was our opponent. Once XLIV was over, I was, again, a fan of
Peyton Manning. Im also happy for Eli Manning and his well deserved Super Bowl Rings. I hope people remember Cooper's exploits on the field, before he was forced to retire early. I hope he is successful now. And Olivia Manning has a graceful elegance befitting a First Lady.

Archie used to be the color commentator for Saints Radio, as his popularity was huge for years after he was traded to the Oilers. Also I remember a fan party -- the "Official Who Dat Fan Club-- who's president was Pete Fountain -- a fan party in the Hilton, Riverside--- huge ballroom, Benson was there shaking hands, so were the Saintsations. Well Archie showed up
to speak, and in 1988, fans still chanted "Archie! Archie! Archie!

The Mannings are a family of winners, and they represent the Gulf South well, starting with Archie. I would like to see Archie get the love and respect he deserves.
I guess what I'm trying to find out is why nobody ever wanted either of Archie's kids to play for the Saints...or am I wrong about that. It is also possible that it is just a Manning thing. You either love 'em or hate 'em. So many people say the same thing regarding looks and demeanor. I just thought it was an interesting topic...that's all.
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Re: Does La. really like the Mannings?

I'm not from Louisiana but I love Peyton Manning, i mean he threw the game winning touchdown when the Saints won the superbowl.
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Buddy. Friend. Azzhole. Which ever you prefer this morning. If I had not been born and raised in Abbeville Louisiana 70510 (that's Vermillion Parish), I would have not replied to a question asking "how people FROM Louisiana really felt about the Manning's".


Furthermore, San Diego has nothing to do with my opinion. The way they carry them selves on the side lines (Payton's tantrums), during the games, in the Media (Eli b1tch!ng about winning the Super Bowl but Tebow and Sanchez getting more press time) is what has shaped my opinion.

Try being a little less assuming and presumptive at 6:30am. I have not had my 3rd cup of coffee yet and I am considering eating my cereal out of your skull.


You are the one that took LA from someone else's post and ASSumed I posted it. Nuff said.
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