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By Matt Sledge | The Advocate
As Nick Foles launched a catapult pass near the top of the second quarter Sunday, 39-year-old pool repairman Ben Dohre banged wildly on the metal cladding near the top of the Superdome.
The ball landed in the hands of Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore — and Dohre erupted in joy.
For Dohre and countless other Saints ticket holders, home games are an opportunity to be so much more than a spectator. They are a chance for ordinary Joes to join a pro team's roster by exploding with noise every time the other team has the ball, thus contributing to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome’s fearsome reputation for sonic chaos.
“If I still have a voice at the end of a game, I feel like I’ve let myself down,” Dohre said.
The 73,027 people in the stands Sunday — minus a few Eagles fans — did their best to make the Dome a noise nightmare for Foles and Eagles coach Doug Pederson as the Saints powered their way to a comeback victory. ...
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