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WhoDat!656 05-06-2013 10:47 PM

Jim Nantz & the Saints
 
I didn't know this; pretty cool!

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PGATOUR.COM: What about your best non-golf moment in the booth?

NANTZ: When the Saints won the Super Bowl, the game didn't come down to the last play, but it was the first one I called after I lost my father. The first game I ever attended was with my dad. It was in New Orleans, it was Game 1 of the New Orleans Saints franchise, November of 1967. My dad had been transferred to New Orleans, and he took his 8-year-old boy to watch the Saints, a football team that really is important to that community. So to be there for the first game in the history of the franchise and then in later life to declare that the New Orleans Saints have won the Super Bowl on national television, that one meant a lot internally to me. It was just another one of those connecting the dots kind of moments for me when I was first exposed to football. My dad was sitting by my side. I had my dad figuratively with me in the booth. I lost him a year-and-a-half before that Super Bowl broadcast. My mother, by the way, was in the stands decked out head to toe in New Orleans Saints gear. Here you are remembering when you first were exposed to the game, and now you're documenting the New Orleans Saints' greatest moment where they're actually the world champions. That was pretty cool.


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homerj07 05-07-2013 05:39 PM

Re: Jim Nantz & the Saints
 
That is really cool. Small world

AsylumGuido 05-07-2013 06:39 PM

Re: Jim Nantz & the Saints
 
I have heard Nance express his love for New Orleans and the Saints on other occasions. The man is professional enough to handle it while doing his job, but there is little doubt he is a proud member of Who Dat Nation.

stickman 05-07-2013 06:43 PM

Re: Jim Nantz & the Saints
 
Awesome!

Choupique 05-09-2013 07:05 AM

Re: Jim Nantz & the Saints
 
Didn't know this about him. Thanks for the story.


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