I was there thanks to Andrus's selling me his ticket. Our seats were fantastic, like front row. The Giants apparently had no cheerleaders at that time, and the guys around us were going crazy over the Saintsations.The Saints are the only team in NFL history to play a HOME game in their opponents stadium (New York Giants)
We had tickets to the first SB in New Orleans but my dad was POd that they moved us from our 25 yard line season tickets to the goal line. So h scalped those for $25 and repurchased 30 yard line tickets go $20. I truly think my dad was the first ticket broker in front of the stadium. He would send me into the stadium and show up right after kickoff with a pocket full of money. Different times back then in a lot of waysMy first season ticket in 1968 was a 10-game package (3 pre-season, 7 regular-season). Total cost: $15.00. That's $1.50 per game. You cant buy a single item in the Super Dome now for $1.50. It was part of a "youth ticket" program that carried into the first year of games in the Super Dome. The price went up slowly over time but not significantly.
And I truly was there for Dempsey's famous kick. My seats were about 20 rows up right behind the goalposts in the north endzone. I had a very good look at the ball as it inched over. Tulane Stadium went absolutely crazy.
^Still not as bad as the Falcons.The Saints were up 17 to 3 going into the fourth quarter and lost by three points.
I wasn't implying that the ship had sailed on the Haslett era in general, I was saying that that particular season we'd lost whatever energy we'd had during the 6-1 start and I sincerely thought we were just gonna get stomped in our first playoff game even if we'd made it. These were the records of the teams we played going into our games with them during that season-ending freefall:
Cumulatively, 10-32 for a .238 winning decimal or what extrapolates to 3.8 wins over a 16 game schedule. I just couldn't muster that degree of blind faith and if I could've then I'm sure there are more than a few time share salesmen who'd love to take me out to lunch one day.
Owid Allen (O.A.) “Bum” Phillips wouldn’t let Morten Anderson kick a 50 yd field goal. Instead, he opted to punt it to the Rams (...who up to that point hadn’t moved the ball all day).Easily the most brutal loss to that point for me as a Saint fan from about 74.. never forget it- Monday night game, thought we were finally going to the playoffs. just awful- hated those Ram teams