What’s your must obscure, random Saints fact? (1 Viewer)

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Well... they did do that a lot back in the day. :scratch:
AB 4 fumble game :covri:

My neighbor was from Algiers, LA. The phone rang after the 4th fumble, and I knew it was Cindy. "I picked the phone up and just said "You see that ****?"

"Yes I saw it, now get over here before I break something"
 

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That was not my intent! But still hopefully a fun diversion.
No, I didn't think it was but we Saints fans like to glory in our misery.

"You think your team sucks/sucked? Well I've been a Saints fan since day one, and let me tell you about suck..."

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Has anyone mentioned the cannon misfiring in the endzone and injuring the crew? That was surreal.
You just did, but please add the details for those that haven't heard about it.
Surprisingly, it's hard to find some news on that event on the interwebs. Found this:
It was All Saints Day, Nov. 1, 1970, and the Saints were in the middle of losing a game, 30-17, to the Rams. The halftime show at Tulane Stadium featured a reenactment of the Battle of New Orleans. A cannon backfired, blowing three fingers off one of the pseudo-soldiers.
The next day, head coach Tom Fears was fired. Trainer Warren Ariail called it, "the greatest injustice since the Rape of Nanking." Ask the guy who lost his fingers how he felt about it.
Also, from the same article:
Naturally, you'd expect some great pre-game and halftime entertainment from party city. Before the Saints' first-ever game at Tulane Stadium in 1967, they were supposed to launch a balloon with legendary trumpeter Al Hirt playing, "Up, Up and Away" to symbolize the birth of the franchise. The balloon, however, never made it to "Up" because a worker mistakenly put a hole in it. "I went through 10 choruses and that son of a gun still hadn't been pumped up," Hirt told the Times-Picayune. "I almost got a hernia." It was prophetic, to say the least.
 

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No, I didn't think it was but we Saints fans like to glory in our misery.

"You think your team sucks/sucked? Well I've been a Saints fan since day one, and let me tell you about suck..."
In February 2009, I had a Browns fan -- A BROWNS FAN -- mock us when we told him we were Saints fans.
 

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Sometimes when I’m walking my dog I pretend to be Sean Payton at the start of the second half of the Superbowl; I go in a different direction and say “I want to go this way. No, let’s go this way” ....still makes me smile every time 😉
 

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Win or lose, Saints fans always loved their Saints! :love:

Man thanks for posting that. Great memories of how things used to be. Horrible, heartbreaking but man so much fun and hope. That's when I caught the fever that has never let up. Doug Atkins,,,, Billy Kilmer,,,,, Obert Logan,,,, Ernie Wheelhouse.... Steve Stonebreaker..... Al Hirt blowing his horn and bellowing GO SAINTS GO....

We didn't win.... We didn't care
 

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Man thanks for posting that. Great memories of how things used to be. Horrible, heartbreaking but man so much fun and hope. That's when I caught the fever that has never let up. Doug Atkins,,,, Billy Kilmer,,,,, Obert Logan,,,, Ernie Wheelhouse.... Steve Stonebreaker..... Al Hirt blowing his horn and bellowing GO SAINTS GO....

We didn't win.... We didn't care
It was Ernie Wheelwright, but who's counting? :hihi:
 

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