By Mike Detillier / SI - Saints News Network
In 2003, then WWL Radio Sports Director, Buddy Diliberto, spoke to me about obtaining as much information as possible on how New Orleans got an NFL team.
Diliberto first covered the beginning of getting a professional football team in the newspaper business and then covered the New Orleans Saints on television and the radio.
We both went to a host of different sources to get the behind the scenes information for the book, but in early 2005 Diliberto passed away, and I put our information away.
In this nine-part series on "How New Orleans got an NFL Team," I will give you the information from a host of sources. Mainly the most vital piece to get the New Orleans Saints was Dave Dixon. Dixon worked behind the scenes to place a team in New Orleans, and later he became the Father of the Louisiana Superdome.
How New Orleans Got an NFL Team - Part II
“First of all I have to say in my opinion Lamar Hunt is the finest owner not just in football, but in all of sports,” Dixon said. “He was a quiet man, but he has played such a huge part in the building of the NFL, he had a vision to expand football across America with the start of the American Football League.
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