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Remembering the New Orleans Saints' fantastic 1982 season

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Let’s roll back through time to when the local NFL franchise was the league’s stumblebum. No, further than two weeks. All the way back to 1982, when the New Orleans Saints roster contained a Guido (Merkens), a Hokie (Gajan), a ...

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Old 10-13-2012, 10:05 AM   #1
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Let’s roll back through time to when the local NFL franchise was the league’s stumblebum. No, further than two weeks. All the way back to 1982, when the New Orleans Saints roster contained a Guido (Merkens), a Hokie (Gajan), a Morten (Andersen). Building on a 4-12 record the previous season, that team stumbled to a 1-1 start, then stopped. A 57-day players’ strike halted play, at least on the field.

Sensing a void that needed filling – local fans loved the team then, too, win or mostly lose -- Mike McGee, general manager at WGSO AM-1280, proposed an outrageous idea to his sports team: Let’s keep ‘em playing.

His idea was to do phantom broadcasts of Saints games every Sunday while the strike was on.

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Old 10-13-2012, 11:45 AM   #2
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Wish they would have found a way to save those some how!
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:58 AM   #3
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thats wild. i never knew about this.
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This is the first I've heard of this also. I would LOVE to hear those old tapes. Come on Brando, look in the attic some more. I'll even come on over and give you a hand. I bet no other team, or radio station around the country did this. Where else but New Orleans.
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:44 PM   #5
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Yeah, I don't remember going to those games............
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