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Old 01-07-2018, 09:27 AM   #1
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This Newfoundlander has led a Saintly existence

Good read

Then, in the summer of 1987, Clarke came across the Sports Illustrated article “The Saint From Shiloh.”

It was about running back Rueben Mayes, a native of North Battleford, Sask., who had been the 1986 NFL offensive rookie of the year after rushing for 1,383 yards with New Orleans.

“The idea someone from Canada could make the NFL and be successful sounded pretty cool,” recalled Clarke. “And because I didn’t know anyone else who cheered for the New Orleans Saints, I decided to adopt them as my own team.”

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I can totally relate to that!
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Me too and I live in Louisiana!
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Great story!!!
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Rueben baby was a fav of mine
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Fun story. I wish I had the money to even imagine that...
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Great story, gives me goosebumps. I love hearing about non-local Saints fans. I grew up in New Orleans in the mid 70's & 80's, and even as a local it was HARD to be a Saints fan; Makes me appreciate the folks that don't necessarily have the geographical ties.
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