Ever turned off a Saints game that wasn't going your way? (1 Viewer)

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For some reason this thought randomly popped in my head today.....and I thought it would make a good topic.

Offhand, I really don't remember ever just abruptly turning off a Saints game, for the sole reason of the game's outcome not being kosher. For some reason I just can't bring myself to end the misery, I suppose. Or maybe I feel like I can't fully appreciate the good times without occasionally having to wade around in **** .

Though I do remember at the end of 2005, I didn't go out of my way to watch Saint games after Todd Bouman was announced as the starter. One was on Christmas Eve (Detroit)….so there was a family event that I saw no need to schedule the Saints around...... and the other was a week later on New Year's Day (Tampa Bay)…...though I did briefly listen to that one on the radio while on the road. Whether it was right or wrong.....my mentality was simply that if the Saints were checking out early on the season, so could I.

What about any of you? Were there any games where you just had to cut it off and start fresh the next week?
 

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No, I’ve not done it and I don’t have a real reason for it.
Except for my dad threatening my very existence. It was Sept 28, 2003 - Colts in the Dome. Manning was killing us in embarrassing fashion on Sunday Night Football. Third quarter, sitting next to my dad who was equally as pissed as me, Dome half empty, I got up and told him “ let’s go”. My dad said, “boy sit your arse down. You never leave or turn off a Saints game.” Then I went through the scolding of how fortunate we are to have an NFL team, etc. Then he told me he’d wipe me from the planet if I ever tried to leave a game or touch a remote control while they were losing. Not sure if he was serious but I’m not willing to take that chance. He has “old man strength”.
Plus, he was right. I had never done it before and honestly I don’t know why that particular game got to me so bad.
 
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I have, a few times, on those occasions when I felt the team wasn't really trying. Be honest, you've seen those games. I felt that if they weren't into the game, there was no need for me to be into it. I don't think I've had that feeling during the Brees era, even when we were down like in the 09 Miami game.
 

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I haven’t in a really long time.
We really haven't HAD to too much in the Payton era.

Which reminds me that I'd forgotten how, when they didn't sell the Dome out and a local business didn't pick up enough remaining tix to sell it out, the local broadcast would be blacked out and we'd drive out of town far enough (I know for sure at least one time we landed in Ocean Springs) to a sports bar that would have it.

And also when they were selling season tickets in blocks of 4 tix for 4 games to try and get them sold. We went in with some family members to do that a couple times. How Katrina changed EVERYTHING!!
 

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I was born in 1978 and have memories of watching the Saints all the way back to 1982. 1999 and 2005 were the only years I ever checked out. In 99, I was in my 2nd year of working part-time in a mall bookstore. I'd told them my 1st year and at the start of the 99 season that I knew they couldn't give me every Sunday off but that I'd appreciate it if they gave me some Sunday off since I was a diehard Saints fan. I was off in 1999 on the Sunday of the Browns game hail mary debacle. After watching that, I told my manager "you know what, go ahead and schedule me on as many Sundays as you want." In 2005, I quit watching after the Saints/Dolphins game where Benson went after Lee Zurik b/c I was sure they'd leave and it hurt too much.
 

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I have, a few times, on those occasions when I felt the team wasn't really trying. Be honest, you've seen those games. I felt that if they weren't into the game, there was no need for me to be into it. I don't think I've had that feeling during the Brees era, even when we were down like in the 09 Miami game.
One game that comes to mind is that 2012 game against the Giants in NY. Special teams didn't show up for that game, at all. The Giants were getting well past midfield on every kickoff/punt return. The annoying thing was that our record-setting awful defense was showing flashes of actual competency during that game, and special teams would ruin it every single drive.

Yeah. Pretty sure I turned that one off and then periodically peaked in in the second half. The team just couldn't get out of their own way that year.
 

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I'd change the channel to watch the Capitals, not watch and go to Thunderbirds games (minor league hockey); if I feel sleepy, I'll go take a nap.

I like watching the game.... but don't get fan-emotional about it anymore. I can always go watch the highlights on youtube.
 

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No, but I wanted to.

The most painful loss I've ever watched was the Wild Card game (in the strike-shortened '87 season) where the 13-2 Saints got a beatdown from the 8-7 Vikings.

Thank God for Jerry Romig (Saints announcer) who, near the end of the game, said: "Ladies & gentlemen, let's thank the New Orleans Saints for bringing us to the playoffs!"

Bitter sweet, indeed.


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I have but it is usually because of a superstitious belief that they usually start playing better when I'm not watching lol. So if I don't like how the game is going I'll turn it off and watch something else and then check in on my phone to see what's going on. Believe it or not it actually works sometimes.
 

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Ever turned off a Saints game that wasn't going your way?

Does slinging a remote control against the wall and having it shatter into a thousand pieces count?
Does chucking a TV out of the window count?
Does ripping a fan from the ceiling and stomping it to death count?

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In 1979, the Saints still had not managed to put up a winning season . . . ever.
On Monday Night Football, they entered the 3rd quarter, leading the Raiders 35 to 21 and then . . .

"They just don't know how to win." Howard Cosell

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I have but i could never stay away always came back after 5-10 mins. Though it was never turned off because i was mad at the team mostly due to my superstitions and thinking they would play better if i wasnt watching. Cant say it ever worked.
 

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It was Sept 28, 2003 - Colts in the Dome. Manning was killing us in embarrassing fashion on Sunday Night Football.
I remember that game all too well myself. I took my younger brother to that game. The first game he’d ever been to. I had been hyping it up for weeks leading up to the game, about how it’s the greatest thing in the world and how you can just feel the electricity in the dome. Needless to say, he wasn’t impressed. I remember Manning broke or tied the record for most passing TDS in the dome (in one game). And just to rub salt in the wound, there was a clip of Marvin Harrison making a ridiculous one handed catch in the back of the endzone that made it into a national commercial(I think it was a Gatorade commercial) that aired for what seemed like forever to remind us of that night.

We too stayed till the bitter end though.
 

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