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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We were losing a night game a few years ago, and the score was out of reach with the amount of time left. I went to bed. And I remember the 27-0 shellacking we got from San Francisco in the last game of a season about 15 years ago. We weren't making the playoffs and we had no heart in that game. I turned it off after the first drive of the third quarter.

So, twice in 30+ years of fandom?
 
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I don't believe that I've ever stopped watching the Saints because they were losing. But during the bountygate season, when the Saints were getting destroyed by RGIII and the Redskins, I turned off that game and didn't watch the rest of the season. But it wasn't because of the Saints...it was a combination of bountygate and incompetent refs.

I've now sat out nearly two complete seasons, and I've learned that I'm definitely capable of doing it. I find something else with my time on Sundays, such as spending more time with my family and getting out doors. The NFL needs more than I need it. I have a very low threshold to not watch going forward. With the rate that the league is moving, I'd be very surprised if I'm still watching 10 years from now.
 

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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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Yeah that was the first game I ever went to. If I remember correctly my favor player at the time, Rueben Mayes, had a big return to start the game and then blew out his knee. He never was the same after that.
 

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Have never turned a game off in my life, other than maybe the final quarter of a fourth preseason game, and even then, I am going back and forth flipping channels.

If the Saints are getting blown out for a real game though, I am parked on my couch sulking and enduring the pain just as the team is.

I should also add that I own season tickets, and will leave in the fourth quarter if the team is getting blown out (also, if the opposite is true and we have a game well in-hand). But, even then, I am listening to the rest of the game in my vehicle when I get to it after the short walk, whether we are winning or losing.
 

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Though I personally haven't left the stadium early, I do remember as a kid my Dad took me to see a late-November Monday Night football game in old Tulane Stadium where we were getting hammered by the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was a very chilly night and the windy conditions were making it feel much colder.

When the Steelers were up by 3 touchdowns in the 4th quarter, my Dad figured that it was time to call it a night and head back to the car. I remember wondering why we were leaving with most of the final quarter left to play. But my Dad was right. There were no more points scored in the game and we lost that game 28-7.

But I will add that I have left a game early when watching on TV at home. But it wasn't because things weren't going right... but rather it was because we were blasting the opponent so bad, and I didn't want to miss my tee time. I just listened to the finale on the radio on the way to the golf course! :grin:
 
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Yes, it goes for all of my teams. It's not like I am abandoning them I just would rather not suffer through a dismal performance by my team, If I wanted to watch a car accident I'd watch it. I just don't want to watch the car accident if it's my car.

I check in though on the ESPN app.
 

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Yes, it goes for all of my teams. It's not like I am abandoning them I just would rather not suffer through a dismal performance by my team, If I wanted to watch a car accident I'd watch it. I just don't want to watch the car accident if it's my car.

I check in though on the ESPN app.
Hard to argue with that sentiment.
 

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I remember not being able to watch every Saints game as a kid (Late 80's, early 90's) due to blackouts. Every since Drew has been here, haven't missed a full game; however, 2005 is probably the only year where I only watched parts of the last few games.
 

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I was gonna say, Who hasn't? But apparently, it looks like most of you haven't. So maybe I haven't. I know I definitely turn off the sound.
I admit that I have. If it's not a good use of my time, I'll find something else to do. There were many games I purposefully didn't watch when Ditka was the coach, and this was after paying for the Sunday Ticket. Back then, by week 8, the season was pretty much over. *shudders*
 

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There was a game some 5-6 years ago that went off the rails right from the start. I went out and put an Edelbrock Super Victor intake/Holley 670 Street Dominator carb setup on my truck. I was much happier with the performance of my truck that day than the performance of the Saints :hihi:
 

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I've only turned it off if the other team is kneeling and there is no way for the Saints to get the ball back.
 

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If it's really bad, sure. Usually if there's still a chance they could come back, I'll keep watching. One I do remember is Saints/Seahawks in the playoffs back in 2013. I couldn't watch the beating any more, so I turned off the TV and went for a very angry run.
Against the Rams this year, I walked away, but that was more from a "Screw the NFL" standpoint after Cam's TD got called back. Drew hurt and the NFL continuing to unfairly influence the game? You're not getting my ad money, NFL.
 

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The 7-9 years were my "I'm done with this team" years. I would tell myself,"I'm not watching this mess next week", Then the next Sunday would arrive and I'd remember that Drew is always worth the watch. I literally need to see Brees play. He is that great.
 

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