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The Aints will be buried Saturday

Almost two weeks after the New Orleans Saints exorcised many of the franchise’s past demons, the Aints will be buried Saturday in a jazz funeral.

Glen David Andrews and the Baby Boyz Brass Band will lead a jazz funeral second line through New Orleans (Treme and Faubourg Marigny) starting at 5 p.m.

“Fans are encouraged to bring their old Aints paper bags and place them
in a coffin,” writes the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

This country is the best at many things, but we could use some funeral reform.  Too drab and depressing in general.  New Orleans gets its right by celebrating someone’s life.

Even, you know, when they are symbolically celebrating the death of an era of painful football.

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  1. pmm0455 says: Feb 19, 2010 10:05 AM

    Sounds good to me. Can we finally get some respect?

  2. RayDaMayor says: Feb 19, 2010 10:13 AM

    It’s time….the Saints have gained respectability.
    Last 10 years, regular season record is 83-77. Remove the one year following Katrina, when the team played in Texas as it’s home, and the Saints are 80-64.
    Over the last 4 years, the Saints have won 4 Playoff games, played in 2 NFC Championship games and have 1 Super Bowl victory.
    Goodbye Aints, Hello Saints!

  3. cwinckler says: Feb 19, 2010 10:13 AM

    no you are the one of the most unsuccessful franchises in NFL history…..one super bowl that you didnt earn wont change that

  4. chuckaneer13 says: Feb 19, 2010 10:16 AM

    Lame. A couple of bad seasons and they’ll be back, you know it.

  5. zappa says: Feb 19, 2010 10:16 AM

    Holy crap! Is it never going to end? I liked the Saints in the SB but now I’m getting sick of them and their bandwagon fans. Time to get ready for a repeat and watch the Olympics.

  6. RumorMongering says: Feb 19, 2010 10:16 AM

    This Saints thing is played out. Everyone knows Saints fans were invented roughly 5 months ago. I doubt 10% of their fans know who the hell Bobby Herbert is.

  7. nps6724 says: Feb 19, 2010 10:18 AM

    We could win the next 10 Super Bowls, but to some people we’ll always be the Aints.

  8. Somnambulus says: Feb 19, 2010 10:21 AM

    Agreed, as one can’t spell funeral without F-U-N.

  9. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK 2.0OH! says: Feb 19, 2010 10:24 AM

    They can always make new ones. And will.

  10. Marky McFly says: Feb 19, 2010 10:40 AM

    I’m a die hard, born and raised Cowboys fan. since birth. Wore a Roger the Dodger jersey my first day of kindergarten. I can say, i’m extremely happy for the Saints. I can only imagine the sense of pride, joy, and relief those fans, those players, and that ownership is feeling right now. Congrats N.O. We’ll getcha next year ;)

  11. nps6724 says: Feb 19, 2010 10:42 AM

    “This Saints thing is played out. Everyone knows Saints fans were invented roughly 5 months ago. I doubt 10% of their fans know who the hell Bobby Herbert is.”
    Probably because his name is Bobby Hebert.

  12. realheavyd says: Feb 19, 2010 10:43 AM

    RE: “no you are the one of the most unsuccessful franchises in NFL history…..one super bowl that you didnt earn wont change that”
    Please explain to me how the Saints did not “earn” that Super Bowl victory! Will you start to respect the Saints after they repeat next year in Dallas, the next year in Indy and the following year in New Orleans to become the first team ever to win 4-in-a-row and the first ever to win a SB in their own home stadium?
    I also beg to differ on the most unsuccessful franchise in NFL history which definitely belongs indisputably to the Detroit Lions at this point.

  13. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Feb 19, 2010 10:43 AM

    Ever heard of the term “one and done”? Congratulations on your Super Bowl victory but come on…
    You’d think you’re already talking dynasty here.

  14. Roger the Dodger says: Feb 19, 2010 10:44 AM

    @RumorMongering:
    It’s Hebert. Pronounced Ay-bear. Not Herrr-Bert.
    And I even know who Danny Abramowicz is.

  15. realheavyd says: Feb 19, 2010 10:46 AM

    RE: “This Saints thing is played out. Everyone knows Saints fans were invented roughly 5 months ago. I doubt 10% of their fans know who the hell Bobby Herbert is.”
    What does it matter to you who is on the Saints bandwagon and who has been there all their lives (like me for all 43+ years now) anyway? I wonder who you are a bandwagon fan of this week/month/year, jerk!

  16. Marky McFly says: Feb 19, 2010 10:46 AM

    Oh, and now I read all these negative comments. don’t worry Saints fans, everybody has haters. Try being a Cowboys fan. I’m obviously not talking about bandwagon fans, every super bowl team has those. I’m talking about the guys and gals out there who felt the weight lifted, who felt that almost out of body experience when The pick 6 happened. Again, congrats guys.

  17. realheavyd says: Feb 19, 2010 10:46 AM

    RE: “They can always make new ones. And will.”
    Guess what? The Falcons sukk!!!

  18. .VoxVeritas says: Feb 19, 2010 10:48 AM

    “This Saints thing is played out. Everyone knows Saints fans were invented roughly 5 months ago.”
    So how is that different from the 0-3gle fans that were invented 10 years ago? Every time one of you lowbrows talk it’s qualified with “in the last decade”.

  19. realheavyd says: Feb 19, 2010 10:48 AM

    RE: “Lame. A couple of bad seasons and they’ll be back, you know it.”
    You are lame, chuckaneer13!

  20. Marky McFly says: Feb 19, 2010 10:49 AM

    cwinckler says:
    February 19, 2010 10:13 AM
    no you are the one of the most unsuccessful franchises in NFL history…..one super bowl that you didnt earn wont change that
    ————————————————–
    This feels weird, defending another team but….wtf about that superbowl wasn’t earned?

  21. pmm0455 says: Feb 19, 2010 10:49 AM

    Sounds like a lot of you got your feelings hurt. Quit hating bitches. Louisiana has always loved the Saints, and now everyone else does too.

  22. Outlaw Jersey Whales says: Feb 19, 2010 10:50 AM

    RumorMongering says:
    February 19, 2010 10:16 AM
    This Saints thing is played out. Everyone knows Saints fans were invented roughly 5 months ago. I doubt 10% of their fans know who the hell Bobby Herbert is.
    ————————————————–
    Make that 100%. The only Bobby Herbert I know used to live down the street when I was a kid.
    Now, Bobby HEBERT is a different thing. I’m no Saints fan, but I do know who HE is.

  23. SoCalSean says: Feb 19, 2010 10:56 AM

    pmm0455:
    Sorry, but no!

  24. NOLAGirl says: Feb 19, 2010 11:01 AM

    @rumormongering
    You need to come up with a better dig than that. Sorry to tell you, everyone in the state knows who Bobby Hebert is just as well as we know Archie Manning. We even know who John Forcade is………….you probably don’t jerk!!
    Misery loves company!! Why don’t all of you NOLA haters go read the article in Forbes magazine regarding the 20 top miserable cities in the country. The rankings were based on unemployment, taxes, weather conditions, commute time, violent crime, goverment corruption…………and yes records of local sports teams. Every one of your miserable, northern cities was in the top 20………..not New Orleans! Get over it!!

  25. tjacks7 says: Feb 19, 2010 11:06 AM

    Pretty sure they rig the NFL playoffs, NBA-style.

  26. Florio-is-a-tool says: Feb 19, 2010 11:08 AM

    Could be worse – they could be the Chargers.

  27. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Feb 19, 2010 11:12 AM

    Only to have their body exhumed and reincarnated for the 2010-11 season.

  28. realheavyd says: Feb 19, 2010 11:13 AM

    @NOLAGirl:
    You go girl!!! WhoDat!?!?!?

  29. realheavyd says: Feb 19, 2010 11:14 AM

    RE: “Oh, and now I read all these negative comments. don’t worry Saints fans, everybody has haters. Try being a Cowboys fan. I’m obviously not talking about bandwagon fans, every super bowl team has those. I’m talking about the guys and gals out there who felt the weight lifted, who felt that almost out of body experience when The pick 6 happened. Again, congrats guys.”
    Thank you so much Marky McFly! Good luck to your Cowboys next year too! They will need to go to the Super Bowl in Dallas through New Orleans you know!

  30. stadanko says: Feb 19, 2010 11:21 AM

    Most of these fans have wanted this for years. That’s why the celebration keeps going. If they were bandwagon they would have stopped by now.

  31. superbowl says: Feb 19, 2010 11:24 AM

    on the 3rd day they will rise again!!
    This team is a ‘fart in the wind’
    Who Dat can bring out the bags in about 3 years time.

  32. dowens11 says: Feb 19, 2010 11:27 AM

    R.I.P. IRONHEAD HEYWARD!

  33. filthymcnasty says: Feb 19, 2010 11:27 AM

    It’s shit like this that made me pull for Naw’leans in the big game.
    If Peyton “the greatest quarterback ever” HAHA Forehead won…we’d be seeing ALOT more oreo comercials. Damn the SELLOUTS!
    Naw’leans gets it right.

  34. SonOfNOLA says: Feb 19, 2010 11:31 AM

    So this will probably be the most commented by the end of the day full of hateful comments about how we’re still the aints despite us winning the Super Bowl against Peyton Manning. To say we’re going to have more bad seasons is pathetic when you know we’re still going to have Drew Brees at the helm and Sean Payton still Head Coach, basically the same team with some new additions from the draft. No matter how much you want the Saints hit a serious downfall, they won’t. The Saints aren’t going anywhere but the top, and it’s obvious everyone’s scared to realize that.
    Down 10-0 at half, to come back and make it 31-17, and you’re saying that wasn’t earned? A lot of yall need to get a life.

  35. Ralph says: Feb 19, 2010 11:35 AM

    I’m a Viking fan, threw and threw but I wouldn’t take a thing away from the Saints fans. I was there the week before they beat my team and those people are some of the best fans in the league. They’ve watched their team come through the worst and probably will see it return to it someday, that’s the nature of the NFL.
    Leave it to N’Awlins to find a fitting way to put it to rest. I wish I could make it down there tomorrow, that’s gonna be one big jazz funeral and another reason for a big party in the quarter.

  36. geaux says: Feb 19, 2010 11:37 AM

    Geez. Some of you people just ooze stupid. So the Saints didn’t earn the Super Bowl win? How?

  37. NOLAGirl says: Feb 19, 2010 12:03 PM

    @realheavyd
    WeDat!!!!!!!!
    Thanks……..been a fan for 44 years!! I remember when I was a little girl and my dad would take me to the old Tulane stadium to see the Saints. Great memories and glad my dad was still around to see them win the Super Bowl.
    @Ralph
    Thanks to you too for speaking the truth!!

  38. RumorMongering says: Feb 19, 2010 12:09 PM

    Sorry, it’s the truth. I know REAL Saints fans. Guy I know flew down to NO for the bowl and he came back telling me about all these bandwagon “who dat” Johnny come latelies. I based everything I said on his first hand experience. So you got a problem take it up with him at his crawdad boil this summer. And sorry for mis spelling Hebert, he had such a long productive career there’s no way I should have forgotten one letter of his last name.
    At least you’re not some Cowboys fan who chooses their team via Pepsi ads during commericials for American Idol. Oooh Tony Romo’s bulge looks so nice as he downs that Pepsi, that’s my team! Being a Cowboys fan is like the momos who wear affliction shirts. You’re unoriginal, a cookie cutter, and in the end the butt of a gay joke.

  39. Marky McFly says: Feb 19, 2010 12:19 PM

    It just comes with the territory, Saint’s fans. Again, i’m a Cowboys fan and I get sooooo much crap from everyone. Especially on these blogs. Misguided information spews from their mouths like vomit from a dog, I swear. The Cowboys aint won crap in WELL over a decade and I get so much sh*t it’s not even funny. You’ll get use to it. Again, congrats. Celebrate now, but be ready for next year.

  40. tatum32 says: Feb 19, 2010 12:22 PM

    “NoKoolaidCowboy says: February 19, 2010 10:43 AM
    Ever heard of the term “one and done”? Congratulations on your Super Bowl victory but come on…
    You’d think you’re already talking dynasty here.”
    Colts thought they were talking dynasty, too. LOL
    Haters begone!

  41. DoomsDayD75 says: Feb 19, 2010 12:39 PM

    Damn I’m shocked at the amount of people claiming the Saints will be back to mediocrity any time soon. Have you people even looked at their roster? They are loaded with young talent and have an elite QB in his prime. The Saints are going to be a marquee team in the NFL for quite awhile.

  42. TheBigTuna2 says: Feb 19, 2010 12:47 PM

    I just want to thank all of you for leaving my Browns out of this conversation. I definetly thought they’d get thrown into the mix of bad franchises as of lately.

  43. DAS says: Feb 19, 2010 12:49 PM

    Bandwagon fans, huh. Didn’t earn it?
    We had The Field Mouse long before they built a statue for him in Carolina.
    Who remembers Toi Cook, or The Beer-man, or Dalton Hilliard, Eric Martin or John Fourcade?
    Band Wagon my ass…
    Beat the Colts by two touchdowns, Lormbardi Earned…

  44. Hosstyle In Tampa says: Feb 19, 2010 12:52 PM

    Give the Saints their due. You’re a moron if you don’t think the Saints “earned” their Super Bowl (I guarantee no formal athlete said that…just some pen pusher that turns into Vince Lombardi every Sunday in Fall).
    I lived in New Orleans for a year. Good to see people that know how to have a good time, celebrate a Super Bowl. Just think how many cars and couches will be torched if Detroit ever shines in the big dance…

  45. RobF2010 says: Feb 19, 2010 1:01 PM

    Was at the first Saints game in Tulane Stadium. It started with a kickoff return for a touchdown and ended in the first of way too many losses. I have always been a Saints fan and I have always been proud of it. Good riddance to the Aints bags.

  46. artieblanksucsbigD says: Feb 19, 2010 1:05 PM

    hey a “SaintsBucsPantherSukk” sighting! u know vikings fans are just haters however i’m sure ur not upset THE SAINTS won the SUPERBOWL- i’m sure in your case doctors would call it DEPRESSION.

  47. reformed says: Feb 19, 2010 1:08 PM

    Perhaps Nawlins will have the Mannings be Master of Ceremony. Paytin has earned the right.

  48. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Feb 19, 2010 1:21 PM

    They earned it, they earned it. This isn’t baseball where you play a best out of 7. Football is all about how on any given day one team can beat another.
    The road to the Super Bowl requires that you put several wins together and in the end outsmart your opponent. New Orleans obviously did all that.
    But remember that “heavy is the head that wears the crown”. All that you are reading hear comes with the territory.

  49. Rip says: Feb 19, 2010 1:38 PM

    HAHAHA, of course your friend noticed a lot more Saints fans – they played in the Super Bowl the week before Mardi Gras. Any other time, all of them would have been at home – just like your friend!
    What a silly reason to think that 90% of the fans from this area are bandwagon jumpers. I’m sure your friend made several trips down to see them when they were 3-13, or even last year when they were 8-8.

  50. favres_right_tendon says: Feb 19, 2010 1:48 PM

    ZZZZZZZ ……… (golf clap) congrats on the SB win there AINTS but your story is getting stale ……

  51. cwinckler says: Feb 19, 2010 1:54 PM

    The Saints didnt earn it simply by this: 5 Viking turnovers and a laughable officiating job in OT. You aren’t the intelligent sports fan you say you are if you truly don’t believe that. 1. Oierre Thomas did not get the first down after bobbling the ball on Greenway’s hit.
    2. Phantom interference call. 3. Late hits on Farve. 4. Meacham drop that was not overturned.

  52. Treima says: Feb 19, 2010 2:00 PM

    @cwinckler:
    Wow, sour grapes much? The Vikings lost. Adrian Peterson’s hands are made of butter, dish soap, and KY jelly. Accept it.

  53. FinFan says: Feb 19, 2010 2:01 PM

    Can I throw all my 72 dolphins junk in there too?
    ugh… curses

  54. Rip says: Feb 19, 2010 2:02 PM

    It was a laughable officiating job – the Vikings scored 14 pts. off of bogus 3rd down penalty calls after the Saints’ D stopped them, and they turned a blind eye to a blatant head slap as well as a hit in which Brees was driven to the turf, just like Favre was (except they called it on Favre).
    I suppose the Vikings would have still turned the ball over 5 times and lost even if the Saints’ D wasn’t on the field.
    Talk about an unintelligent sports fan.

  55. Ilovefoolsball says: Feb 19, 2010 2:03 PM

    I love all of the comments saying we’ll be back to the ‘Aints soon. We have a stellar QB in the prime of his career, a GREAT young head coach who isn’t afraid to take risks and knows how to keep his team hungry. Oh and also a defensive coordinator entering his second year. After the current players have had a year in his system they can only get better. Add in a few new defensive players to the roster and the Saints will still be in the mix.
    Who knows if they will repeat to the Super Bowl again next year? In the NFL it’s year to year, as great as the Steelers were last year they couldn’t even repeat. Injuries, luck, and good fortune all are components to a successful season and no one has control over those issues.
    It’s obvious that the people who are spewing hatred about the Saints and New Orleans are just jealous, or perhaps they have no lives and get thrills off of being morons in the comments sections of websites like this and others.
    Just remember one thing negative nancies, you can’t take this Superbowl win away from the Saints, no matter how much you cry and whine.
    If you don’t think the Saints earned this Superbowl win then tell me who did? The Vikings? The Colts? pfffffft, pulease.
    oh and btw I’m no bandwagoneer I’ve suffered through years of Ditka with his Ricky Williams charades and who can forget the horrendous Aaron Brooks saga with Haslett? I’ve been here since Jim Mora so you all can make claim all you want about the bandwagon fans but the truth is that you who make such claims cannot compete with the passion of Saints fans.

  56. SonOfNOLA says: Feb 19, 2010 2:05 PM

    What makes you idiots think the Saints are one and done? It’s obvious the hate is coming from either Cowboys or Vikings fans who know the Saints are deep with talent and just have to shit on the Saints because they know the chances are high of them repeating and don’t want to see it happen.
    If you look at the past SB winners of the decade and a half, then you’d see why Cowboys & Vikings fan would hate because they’re nowhere to be found, ESPECIALLY THE VIKINGS.
    ’96: Packers
    ’97: Broncos
    ’98: Broncos
    ’99: Rams
    ’00: Ravens
    ’01: Patriots
    ’02: Bucs (Gruden)
    ’03: Patriots
    ’04: Patriots
    ’05: Steelers
    ’06: Colts
    ’07: Giants
    ’08: Steelers
    ’09: Saints
    I’d probably take offense or give respect where it’s due if the hate was coming from New England Patriots fans because they actually have room to talk, considering that they won 3 out of the 4 Super Bowls they played in during the 2000’s. But of course, true winners doesn’t talk shit upon others. They give credit where it’s due.

  57. bacardilvr says: Feb 19, 2010 2:11 PM

    I have been a Saints fan for 30 years; I’m 35 years old now. I can remember some painful times. Mike Lansford kick in 1983, that sent the Rams to the playoffs and the Saints fans home crying over yet another 8-8 season. Ive seen guys come here and be nobodies and go somewhere else and be superstars. I can remember the pain of losing to the Falcons in the Wild Card and the hardest one to take was the 36-20 loss to the Eagles in the Superdome.
    So all this talk about the Saints not earning it, you can stuff it! Because for once, things finally went for us, instead of against us, we got the breaks, and more importantly, we made our own breaks and luck.
    As classless as some of the Vikings fans have been, I hope that you get to a Super Bowl and win it, just the know the elation of being a fan of a team holding the Lombardi Trophy after suffering and being the butt of everyone’s joke. Same for Cleveland, Detroit and other teams.

  58. RayDaMayor says: Feb 19, 2010 2:13 PM

    cwinkler,
    THE VIKINGS LOST.
    GAME OVER.
    Might I suggest you have a little cheese with that whine….

  59. Krow says: Feb 19, 2010 2:25 PM

    Stop masturbating Saints fans… you’re going to go blind.

  60. db3300 says: Feb 19, 2010 2:31 PM

    Man, you guys are really tempting karma. The NFL is littered with teams who get there once and struggle to get back. The NFL is cyclical and all it takes is one hit in a pre-season game on Brees’ knee and you’ll be digging up that coffin to get your bags back. Act like you’ve been there before.

  61. cwinckler says: Feb 19, 2010 2:42 PM

    Truly not whining…just stating facts..1.your blind if you didnt see the ball hit the ground on Meachem’s “catch”…2.you cant tangle feet if no one makes contact…and 3. regarding Pierre Thomas, that wasnt the only call that was botched concerning him..he didnt score the TD earlier…knees hit the ground…look I know the Vikings didnt derserve to win the game…just saying when the game went into OT…the refs were not about to let them leave without the trophy…( Katrina effect)…all i’m saying is the game wasn’t called on both sides fairly..YOU are the moron if you really believe that

  62. Evolution Prime says: Feb 19, 2010 2:53 PM

    Please explain to me how the Saints did not “earn” that Super Bowl victory! Will you start to respect the Saints after they repeat next year in Dallas, the next year in Indy and the following year in New Orleans to become the first team ever to win 4-in-a-row and the first ever to win a SB in their own home stadium?
    I also beg to differ on the most unsuccessful franchise in NFL history which definitely belongs indisputably to the Detroit Lions at this point.
    ——————————————–
    Straign up winning percentage:
    Detroit – .439
    New Orleans – .422

  63. saintcanuck says: Feb 19, 2010 3:13 PM

    I understand that some Viking fans are upset that Farve was beat up in that game. It just made me smile, and probably made a lot of other fans smile widely. Seeing Farve getting beat down was almost as good as winning the Superbowl. I’ve said before and I’ll say it again, players and fans used to respect the old man and that’s no longer the case. Respect is really important as an athlete in a physical game like football.

  64. Route36West says: Feb 19, 2010 4:06 PM

    Dumb Idea do you remember last time the Saints buried things ?
    From USA Today :
    “NEW ORLEANS — Last week, New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees, coach Sean Payton and the rest of the Saints showed they were able to think outside — and inside — the box.
    Talk about a creative twist of the phrase “Coffin corner.” They filled a mock casket with replicas of 18 awards from their magical 10-6 season, then buried the black-and-gold coffin beneath the sideline of their Metairie, La., practice field.
    The final resting place for the feel-good story that fell one game shy of Super Bowl XLI became the 4×4 wooden crate that held Brees’ Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. Brees shared the honor with former San Diego Chargers teammate LaDainian Tomlinson.”
    They thought it would help them put the previous seasons success behind them so they could focus on the future.
    Well the following year they went 7-9 and the year after that they went 8-8. So just stop with all the dumb burials they mean nothing.
    They arent going to be this good forever and as soon as that happens everyone will start to call them the Aints again including their fans.

  65. Nola says: Feb 19, 2010 4:09 PM

    Assuming you mean “straight up” it might make more sense to look at the Saints vs. lions history since the Saints entered the league in 1967. Since then, including playoff records, the lions have gone 267-391-9 whereas the Saints record has been 280-384-5. Since their inception, the Saints have a winning record cumulatively against five teams, one of whom is the lions. The Saints all time record against the lions 10-9-1.

  66. ehatem says: Feb 19, 2010 4:41 PM

    You know what kills me is the fact that the Saints won the Super Bowl but its the Colts that are the favorites for next year. They won roughly the same amount of games, had roughly the same amount of close calls, had reasonably equal injuries (yes the Colts lost a good WR early on, but try losing a Pro Bowl left tackle and making it to the Super Bowl), are both young teams with a couple of older vets (Saturday and Sharper come to mind) but the Saints are one and done? What ever happened to the curse of the Super Bowl loser? I haven’t read a damn thing about that. I look at how the Colts reacted at the end of the game and one thing was crystal clear, the players aren’t happy and their anger seems to be directed at coaches and management. If the players don’t buy into the head coach I doubt the Colts, even with Peyton Manning, make it to the playoffs next year. Resentment is a hard thing. If the players feel they had a chance at perfection and management held them back and they felt they could have won the Super Bowl if not for the horrible play calling, there’s going to be a ton of resentment.
    PS…I think it was John Fourcade. That man couldn’t throw a spiral if his life depended on it, but he sure could make something out of nothing a lot.

  67. Bigbluefan says: Feb 19, 2010 4:42 PM

    And on a Thursday in early Sept the aints will rise from the grave to give you another 43 bad years
    One win in almost 50 years
    You have one more SB then the egals

  68. rscalzo says: Feb 19, 2010 5:20 PM

    The Beer-man Danny Abramowicz ??
    I bet that camerman remembers him.
    Now how many can say they have a mint copy of “Number One”?
    How many remember the real “Gumbo” on the field? Too bad this site won’t accept photos because I have some real collector’s items.
    I had the honor or helping in the radio booth years back and through my wife’s job at the NFL met many of those guys. They were the nicest group you could meet and I’m ecstatic that they finally have arrived.
    I even learned a few days back that Sam Mills was a good friends shop teacher. Now that’s coincidence.

  69. Ilovefoolsball says: Feb 19, 2010 5:27 PM

    # cwinckler says: February 19, 2010 2:42 PM
    Truly not whining…just stating facts..1.your blind if you didnt see the ball hit the ground on Meachem’s “catch”…2.you cant tangle feet if no one makes contact…and 3. regarding Pierre Thomas, that wasnt the only call that was botched concerning him..he didnt score the TD earlier…knees hit the ground…look I know the Vikings didnt derserve to win the game…just saying when the game went into OT…the refs were not about to let them leave without the trophy…( Katrina effect)…all i’m saying is the game wasn’t called on both sides fairly..YOU are the moron if you really believe that
    ________________________________________
    No you’re truly whining, just face it, you’re a vikes fan, it seems to run in the family.
    The call on Meachem’s catch was inconclusive video evidence, if it ain’t there you can’t call it!
    Regarding Pierre Thomas, you had a challenge flag, so use it! If your coach isn’t quick enough to make that decision your bad!
    So based on your flawed and wholly biased logic, the refs waited 4 years after Katrina to give us the win, when the Saints were in the NFC championship game the year after Katrina. Brilliant! The whole “refs gave the game away” argument is older than Favre, come up with something new will ya?
    Hey they should put you in charge of whining management for the team, you could do a much better job than Shiancoe & co.
    You can form a whining task force that looks into all of the things that went wrong, then you could formulate a report and submit it to your mommy and she can take care of things for you. What do you think?

  70. Chiaki says: Feb 19, 2010 6:04 PM

    I’ve been hoping for this for the ‘Aints since Jim Mora’s day back when Bobby Hebert lead them to the playoffs. I hoped for it when Ditka came on, and ever since then.
    I’ve always called them the ‘Aints, fondly, and probably always will. They will always be underdogs for me, even if they were to go on to have more successful seasons.

  71. DAS says: Feb 19, 2010 6:12 PM

    What’s really amazing is I can’t recall any true Saints fans calling them the Aint’s in the past 20 years. It’s usually brought up by the Ring-less ViQueens, and has-been CowGirls fans. The worst I’ve heard them called over the past twenty by true fans is SOS…Same Old Saints.

  72. scra22 says: Feb 19, 2010 6:18 PM

    @Cwinckler, you are just one of the many Vikings fans whose thoughts I’ve had the misfortune to read over the past month. Bad calls went both ways. It was a poorly officiated game ALL the way around.
    Just as the refs called Pierre Thomas’ 2nd touchdown where people say his knees were down, they also said that Reggie Bush DIDN’T make his touchdown. Our coach threw a challenge flag and got it reversed – your coach sat on his hands. Regardless, Thomas would have just scored on the next possession even if they had called him as down at the 2 yd line. Get over it.
    “the refs were not about to let them leave without the trophy”
    You have GOT to be kidding me if you think anyone associated with the NFL would rather the Saints make the SB than BRETT FREAKING FAVRE. You had Brett Favre, who would have been THE story of the Super Bowl – CBS even predicted 4 MILLION m ore people would watch the broadcast if the Vikings had made it – and yet you believe the refs and NFL wanted the Saints to win. Please, give me a break. Whining and excuses and blaming the refs are for losers.
    Meachem is never CONCLUSIVELY down, and I’m not blind. It was frankly too hard to tell. They can’t reverse a call on the field without conclusive evidence. The PI call was the same call made on Tracy Porter in the endzone in the 4th quarter.
    As for everyone criticizing the jazz funeral, the Saints are not associated with this event, it is being put on by fans. It was solely reported on the LOCAL site, nola.com, to tell local people about it. Sorry if you’re tired of hearing about the Saints but it’s the off-season and they are the defending Super Bowl champions.

  73. Bigbluefan says: Feb 19, 2010 7:41 PM

    I just want to know did FEMA get all the trailers off south beach.
    Funny how a few years ago the team was leaving and still will when the rape and murder dome falls.

  74. INTENSEG says: Feb 19, 2010 8:00 PM

    @RumorMongering
    I not only know who Bobby Hebert is I know who, Archie Manning, Tommy Myers, Derland Moore, Lindsey Scott, John Forcade, Bobby Scott, Ed Burns, Richard Todd, Ken Stabler, Ricky Jackson, Sam Mills, (GRHS), Joe Federsfield, Dick Nolan, Hank Stram, Bum Phillps, Sammy Knight, Chuck Muncie, Tony Galbreath, Dalton Hillard, Deuce McAllister, Dave Waymer, Jim Mora, Craig Heyward, Eric Martin, Wes Chandler, Wesley Walls, Jake Delhomme, Aaron Brooks, Jeff Blake, Jim Haslett, George Rogers, Tom Benson, Conrad Dobler, and I can name more former Saints. I remember 33 years of heartache and pain but I NEVER EVER stop loving my Saints. I know every player on the roster, on IR and even some of the practice squad players. And I’m not the only one who does WE WHO DATS LOVE OUR SAINTS. Just because you have a shitty team or just jumped on the wrong bandwagon DON’T HATE ON US ASSHOLE!!!!! SAINTS ROCK !!!! WHO DAT!!!!!!!

  75. Pervy Harvin says: Feb 19, 2010 8:05 PM

    I guess this would be a good time then for me to stop my Saints bashing and New Orleans jokes. Even though you do have some true ass hat fans who post on here, would like to declare you the official World Champions. LOL Yes,it took me that long to deal with the loss. Now would yawl please send me about 50 Hand Grenades for the weekend? I’m having a party!

  76. MorningWood says: Feb 19, 2010 9:35 PM

    RayDaMayor says:
    February 19, 2010 10:13 AM
    Last 10 years, regular season record is 83-77. Remove the one year following Katrina, when the team played in Texas as it’s home, and the Saints are 80-64.
    Over the last 4 years, the Saints have won 4 Playoff games, played in 2 NFC Championship games and have 1 Super Bowl victory.
    ————————————————
    Hey Ray….
    Here’s some amazing similarities…
    In 10 years, the Colts are 128-48. In the last 4 years, they also have 2 Conference Championships and 1 Superbowl win.
    Yet, the Colts get all the hype…Go Saints!

  77. saintsfan985 says: Feb 19, 2010 9:47 PM

    Damn, Minnesota fans. It’s been 26 days and you are still wining. UNBELIEVEABLE!!

  78. .VoxVeritas says: Feb 19, 2010 10:30 PM

    “It’s obvious the hate is coming from either Cowboys or Vikings fans who know the Saints are deep with talent and just have to shit on the Saints because they know the chances are high of them repeating and don’t want to see it happen.”
    Is it OK if I don’t really give a shit?

  79. MasterShake says: Feb 19, 2010 11:02 PM

    Really not that big of a deal. They buried Elvis but we all know he’s still alive. Long live the “Aint’s”
    Supermarkets are going back to paper instead of plastic anyway, perfect timing. Unless you’re a Viking or Packer fan and you bring your own handmade cloth tote.

  80. BikerSaint says: Feb 20, 2010 1:15 AM

    Dang Pervy! If you finally come around maybe there is hope after all for the rest of the Viking fans! I understand your disappointment, but few people can relate to the 43 years of frustration we have had. Pardon us if we over celebrate, but it is a great feeling. As another poster said, I hope that all the down teams, like Detroit, eventually make it there. It is a great boost to the local morale. However, the haters is new to us. We have never been on top. It just goes with the territory. Kind of like when LSU won the Nat. championship under Saban, and the Coaches “split” the title with USC. Then we won again under Miles, and the cry was “oh but they had two losses in triple OT, so the accomplishement is marred”. At least in the pros, i hoped that when you are the last team standing it would be undisputed. . . but alas it aint’ so apparently.

  81. botflyguy says: Feb 20, 2010 9:47 AM

    After reading several comments here on the negative side toward the Superbowl Champion Saints, it is evident that fans from other sports teams are letting their envy get the best of them. Saints fans are the best in the world. Numerous times through the Saints seasons, thousands of fans would be waiting at the airport just to welcome the team home after a win. Nothing special, just a win. After the Superbowl, 30,000 fans were waiting at the airport, stretching several miles along the highway. Other franchises would drool at this support. Even if the Saints had lost, 30,000 fans would STILL have been waiting to welcome them home. Know how many fans were waiting at the airport to welcome the Colts back home after their wonderful season ending Super Bowl game…. eleven. That’s is so sad. Only 11 fans were there. It’s actually embarrassing to the Colts. Fair weather fans? You fans from other teams just don’t get it and we don’t care. GO SAINTS!!!!

  82. .VoxVeritas says: Feb 20, 2010 10:06 AM

    Congrats Saints fans, but don’t get too cocky. You’re only a couple of seasons removed from wearing bags on your heads out of embarrassment. Winning one Super Bowl isn’t that hard, there have been 44 played and there are only 32 teams, and the law of averages was bound to catch up at some point. The real challenge is not just getting BACK to the Super Bowl, but winning it.

  83. realheavyd says: Feb 20, 2010 10:49 AM

    RE: “Ever heard of the term “one and done”? Congratulations on your Super Bowl victory but come on… You’d think you’re already talking dynasty here.”
    To NoKoolaidCowboy:
    Refuse to believe it as much as you want, but we are actually looking at the next great Super Bowl winning dynasty in the making here in the New Orleans Saints.
    I am willing to bet at probably 10-1 or higher odds (if there were actually any place to make this bet) that the Saints will be the Patriots of this next decade by winning more Super Bowls in the next 10 years than any other team in the league.
    Anyone want to take my bet and be willing to pay off when it comes true in 10 years? I’m only talking about $25 so the payout at 10-1 would be $250. I bet that same $25 at the beginning of the 2009 season at 25-1 odds that the Saints would win the SB and they did! It paid off at $625!
    Bring it on haters!

  84. realheavyd says: Feb 20, 2010 6:06 PM

    RE: “Is it OK if I don’t really give a shit?”
    Ok .VoxVeritas, I’ll bite. Who is your team anyway?
    RE: “Congrats Saints fans, but don’t get too cocky. You’re only a couple of seasons removed from wearing bags on your heads out of embarrassment. Winning one Super Bowl isn’t that hard, there have been 44 played and there are only 32 teams, and the law of averages was bound to catch up at some point. The real challenge is not just getting BACK to the Super Bowl, but winning it.”
    The Saints have just as good a chance at getting back (and winning) the Super Bowl in the next few years, if not better, than any other team in the NFC.
    Who’s going to challenge them next year? The Vikings? That all depends on whether or not Favre comes back this year. The Cowboys? Tony Romo is still famous for choking in the biggest games of the year every year. The Giants? Possibly. The Eagles? Who’s their quarterback going to be?
    Seems to me that everything outside of New Orleans is still very much up in the air at this point while the Saints can build onto what they have right now and only get better.

  85. realheavyd says: Feb 20, 2010 6:24 PM

    RE: “And on a Thursday in early Sept the aints will rise from the grave to give you another 43 bad years”, “One win in almost 50 years” & “You have one more SB then the egals”
    Hey Bigbluefan! The Saints got there for the first time in franchise history and came away with the win. How many other franchises can say that, huh? It might have taken them 44 years to get their first, but I can guarantee you it won’t be a one-and-done deal this decade for the Saints! How many times have the Eagles gotten there and not been able to seal the deal now anyway? The Saints did it right!
    RE: “I just want to know did FEMA get all the trailers off south beach.” & “Funny how a few years ago the team was leaving and still will when the rape and murder dome falls.”
    You do realize that FEMA is the worst 4-letter word you can use around the Greater New Orleans area nowadays, don’t you? Funny how a few years ago there was talk of the Saints leaving New Orleans but they just recently sealed the deal to keep them in New Orleans through 2025, huh?
    Also, the 2013 Super Bowl will be played in the Big Easy for the 10th time in history creating a tie between New Orleans and Miami for the two cities having hosted it the most. The “rape and murder dome” is going to be renovated and upgraded to host another Super Bowl three years from now and I don’t see it falling anytime soon bub.
    Keep on hating all you want, but the Saints are going to be a thorn in every other team’s side in this league for a very long time to come buddy boy!

  86. rodnacious says: Feb 20, 2010 10:39 PM

    Been a Saints fan since the day they became a franchise… When your team, whichever one that is, won their Super Bowl, or whatever, you got the play in the newspapers and from the sportscasters.
    It is our turn now and we are going to enjoy all of the glory that is due and expected as Saints’ fans!

  87. MFD53 says: Feb 21, 2010 1:21 PM

    CWin
    Why didn’t SillyChilly challenge that touchdown?
    He didn’t. An who’s fault is that.
    Why wasn’t the coaching staff together on who was to be in the play called where 12 players were in the huddle?
    Favre choked…Threw an interception.
    Lost 5 of 7 turnovers. Andrian Peterson’s hands made of soap is like Stickum’ was for Lester Hayes. You cannot win if you have that many turnovers.
    The Saints won the NFC championship. The won the Superbowl. GET OVER IT

  88. phillyeagleschamps says: Feb 21, 2010 2:42 PM

    New Orleans should be buried not the Aints

  89. NOLAGirl says: Feb 22, 2010 9:50 AM

    @ phillyeagleschamps
    Just wanted to let you know……………your city was one of those top 20 miserable cities posted in Forbes!!
    Maybe your city should be buried!!

  90. phillyeagleschamps says: Feb 22, 2010 3:26 PM

    @ phillyeagleschamps
    Just wanted to let you know……………your city was one of those top 20 miserable cities posted in Forbes!!
    Maybe your city should be buried!!
    Nola Girl, shouldn’t you be a the clinic?

  91. NOLAGirl says: Feb 22, 2010 5:18 PM

    @phillyeagleschamps
    I believe you meant “at” the clinic?
    Wow, you must be a Mensa to come up with that statement! That was brilliant!!

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