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Taysom Hill was the first Saints QB to run for two TD’s in the same game the in the last 49 years. Archie Manning did it.
 

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I was at every game that first two or three years. End zone seats were $3 bucks for students.
I was far too young to be a student, but I would stand in that student ticket line on the north side of the stadium and they would sell me a ticket. All those seat were in the upper deck above the north endzone. I would start up the switchback ramps and about halfway up there was a spot where the chain-link fence had been cut away and you could cross over into the lower bowl of the stadium. So I would always sneak through that opening and make my way to the west sideline section under the press box. My dad had season tickets on the 45 yard line and I would squeeze in next to him on those bench seats to watch the game. I never got caught and no one ever said anything because I was a kid. :grin:
 

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I was far too young to be a student, but I would stand in that student ticket line on the north side of the stadium and they would sell me a ticket. All those seat were in the upper deck above the north endzone. I would start up the switchback ramps and about halfway up there was a spot where the chain-link fence had been cut away and you could cross over into the lower bowl of the stadium. So I would always sneak through that opening and make my way to the west sideline section under the press box. My dad had season tickets on the 45 yard line and I would squeeze in next to him on those bench seats to watch the game. I never got caught and no one ever said anything because I was a kid. :grin:
Remember the ceremony after the last home game of the 1st season?
 

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Saints first owner, John Mecom, fielded a championship Indy car team with the who’s who of racing.

Per the internet:

In the early 1960s he formed his own racing team, Mecom Racing that successfully competed throughout the U.S. and had such drivers as Roger Penske, Pedro Rodriguez, AJ Foyt and Jackie Stewart. Graham Hill raced his car to victory at the 1966 Indianapolis 500.

This was prior to him getting the franchise. Found it stunning that this was the case. If he only applied those principals, management, personnel selection to the Saints as he did with the race team we would have been dominant early on. Much like the Dolphins
 

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Think Tony Galbreath lived on Lake Trail too
 

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The one-day punt returner with the bird he brought into the locker room that up-and-died during the game.

I think this is the video where Archie tells the story — posted in a different thread by ndcc:
 

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