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A really good read. Steve Gleason compares the Saints fans love for the team like a college atmosphere....
By LEE JENKINS
Published: October 29, 2006
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 27 — This city can appreciate a leader who emphasizes accountability, inspires action and once represented a European brewery.
Over the past 150 years, the Everards Brewery in Leicester, England, has produced a variety of bitter ales and one sweet-talking football coach.
Sean Payton had failed as a player in the National Football League, the Canadian Football League and the Arena Football League when he got the call from a British beer league in 1987, asking him to be a quarterback and a coach for the Leicester Panthers.
Everards, which owned the Panthers, offered Payton free housing, a free car and a modest signing bonus — “all the beer I could drink,” Payton joked.