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Old 11-01-2014, 03:46 PM   #1
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Happy Birthday Saints Happy All Saints Day.

The city of New Orleans, Louisiana was awarded an NFL franchise on November 1, 1966, thanks to a combination of local activism (most notably by David Dixon and by members of the local media, such as New Orleans States-Item sports editor Crozet Duplantier) and political force (Senator Russell Long and Congressman Hale Boggs, who made approval of the NFL-AFL merger conditional on the awarding of a franchise to New Orleans).

In December, oilman John W. Mecom, Jr. became the majority shareholder and thus president of the team; later that month, Tom Fears was named head coach. The team was named "Saints" due to its birthday on the Roman Catholic Church's All Saints Day -- a fitting nickname for a team in the largely Catholic New Orleans area. The team's original stadium was Tulane Stadium, which could seat more than 80,000 fans. The team was placed in the Capitol Division of the NFL's Eastern Conference; their division foes were the Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, and Washington Redskins.

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Indeed, yes.
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Thanks for that bit of history.
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Wish they would play with those white jersey, gold base/black border numbers on throw-back games...

Really like those
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1 like the cheerleader out fits at about 15 and a half
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1 like the cheerleader out fits at about 15 and a half
No kiddin'...

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We need to just shoot the bird at Nike and make that uniform exactly like ours now. I love our traditional uniforms (gold pants) but man that look we had was so old school, it's sick! Gold numbers, I forgot about those.

Shame we were snake bit with a turrible owner. When Tom Benson purchased the team he literally had to start over from scratch.
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We need to just shoot the bird at Nike and make that uniform exactly like ours now. I love our traditional uniforms (gold pants) but man that look we had was so old school, it's sick! Gold numbers, I forgot about those.

Shame we were snake bit with a turrible owner. When Tom Benson purchased the team he literally had to start over from scratch.
There wasn't that rapid a departure from the previous seasons when Benson took over...

The most significant change in Benson's first three seasons was the introduction of the outline of the state onto the uniforms...

Probably because he got a low interest state-backed loan to buy the team...

But, the important thing was that Edwards found a way to keep the team in Louisiana...

But you're right about the gold numbers with the white jersey, gold pants, that would be totally different and would have that old school look like no one's business...

And it'd be nice to give the bird to Oregon, correction, Nike...
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