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Saints will raffle a Super Bowl ring to aid oil spill relief efforts

We noted yesterday that the Saints were taking time away from OTAs to visit residents of the Gulf Coast region who have been affected by the BP oil spill. But the Saints are doing more than just visiting.

The team announced today that it will raffle off an authentic Super Bowl ring, with tickets going for just $2 a pop and proceeds going toward Gulf Coast renewal. So if you’ve always wanted a Super Bowl ring but you’ve come to the realization that you’re probably not going to earn one as a player, this is your chance.

I could get on a soapbox here about how cleaning up the oil spill is supposed to be BP’s responsibility, and the Saints shouldn’t have to do things like this. But I won’t.

Instead I’ll just say that this is a great gesture by a team that has shown a great commitment to its community. It’s stories like this that make it hard not to root for the Saints.

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54 Responses to “Saints will raffle a Super Bowl ring to aid oil spill relief efforts”
  1. robert ethen says: Jun 8, 2010 6:07 PM

    Why pay $2 for a stolen Super Bowl ring when you can get a stolen Rolex for not much more in some parts of town?

  2. ChillyP says: Jun 8, 2010 6:07 PM

    Setting up the storyline…..

  3. LBPACKFAN says: Jun 8, 2010 6:08 PM

    Vikings fans and players are licking their chops at this…. their chance to finally get one. LOL

  4. God's Own Silver and Blue says: Jun 8, 2010 6:09 PM

    Applause. Classy move – may they make a mint.

  5. Jeff says: Jun 8, 2010 6:12 PM

    It’s stories like this that make it hard not to root for the Saints.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Don’t worry. Vikings fans are about to invent some sh*t for you.

  6. Dolphinatic says: Jun 8, 2010 6:14 PM

    Now that really puts the N.O. in inNOvation. Good idea. Hope they make the trillions cause thats what its gonna cost to clean it up. At least they are doing something.

  7. Cake Or Death says: Jun 8, 2010 6:15 PM

    Throw in a lifetime supply of Vicodin and you have yourselves a deal!
    In all seriousness, that’s pretty cool of them.

  8. roe says: Jun 8, 2010 6:16 PM

    “So if you’ve always wanted a Super Bowl ring but you’ve come to the realization that you’re probably not going to earn one as a player, this is your chance.”
    Sweet! I’ll inform LaDanian Tomlinson…

  9. Cincinnasty says: Jun 8, 2010 6:16 PM

    2$ is quite cheap for something like an authentic SB ring… I bet those guys from “Pawn Stars” are going to be all over this…

  10. prmpft says: Jun 8, 2010 6:29 PM

    so there ya go – brett favre has a legitimate chance to get his ring!!!…

  11. funi says: Jun 8, 2010 6:33 PM

    Why do I have suspect that the idiot “Guard” ( fake military) Capt Josh Culp will get it! Clean up that oil CAPTAIN CRUNCH!

  12. thehouseofho says: Jun 8, 2010 6:51 PM

    @prmpft: Favre already has a Super Bowl ring. Just saying.

  13. SeanSalisbury7StepDrop says: Jun 8, 2010 6:56 PM

    I can see it now…
    “And the winner is of an authentic Super Bowl ring is………..”
    RYAN LEAF!!!!!!!!!

  14. effs420 says: Jun 8, 2010 7:02 PM

    LBPACKFAN says:
    June 8, 2010 6:08 PM
    Vikings fans and players are licking their chops at this…. their chance to finally get one. LOL
    ——————————————–
    haha…vikes fan here and that’s actually pretty funny.
    prmpft says:
    June 8, 2010 6:29 PM
    so there ya go – brett favre has a legitimate chance to get his ring!!!…
    ——————————————-
    uh…he’s already got one…

  15. BleedingSilverAndBlack says: Jun 8, 2010 7:03 PM

    Brett Favre will buy several tickets.

  16. durno99 says: Jun 8, 2010 7:07 PM

    We will all suffer from this, not just New Orleans! Yet they will make it their storyline. There is a lot to be said about doing things the humble way and feel good about doing it without saying you did it. Quit trying to make this into a rallying point for your football team because that is what it is starting to feel like all over again.

  17. mikemcsaint says: Jun 8, 2010 7:08 PM

    Don’t worry Viking fans, rumor has it that Minnesota Senator Al Franken will raffle off an old eight ball he has hidden in his closet.

  18. goboys82 says: Jun 8, 2010 7:12 PM

    Brett favre has a super bowl ring…

  19. sonicjizzmopper says: Jun 8, 2010 7:13 PM

    There shouldn’t be any fund raisers for this nonsense! WTF! BP should be picking up EVERY DIME…

  20. OLDCRACKER says: Jun 8, 2010 7:26 PM

    A sign of true “class.” Go Saints!

  21. JoeSixPack says: Jun 8, 2010 7:30 PM

    The oil spill is no joking matter guys…
    The Obama Administration should be ashamed that they didn’t call the ShamWow guy in right from the get go

  22. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Jun 8, 2010 7:32 PM

    It’s stories like this that make it hard not to root for the Saints.
    Until you write an article about Reggie Bush and their fanbase comes out in all their glory. Can’t punish the team for who follows them, though. Awesome move by a class organization.

  23. dhunter says: Jun 8, 2010 7:37 PM

    Who is Ryan Leaf ???????????

  24. joelvis72 says: Jun 8, 2010 7:38 PM

    Robert Ethen needs to stay in his momma’s basement. I know we all talk sh*t on these boards, but come on, man.

  25. wrath4771 says: Jun 8, 2010 7:46 PM

    That is a classy gesture by the Saints – now if the BP president could just get his life back.

  26. RayDaMayor says: Jun 8, 2010 7:54 PM

    $2 times a miliion or two people willing to take that chance = a wonderful contribution toward helping the Gulf Coast out in this aweful spill.
    Classy Saints…Classy.

  27. whodaywhodat says: Jun 8, 2010 8:00 PM

    I say we auction it off in Minnesota. The bidding would be astronomical—they have never seen one yet……..

  28. absolutsaints says: Jun 8, 2010 8:04 PM

    prmpft says: June 8, 2010 6:29 PM
    so there ya go – brett favre has a legitimate chance to get his ring!!!…
    ___________________________________
    He already has one genius…

  29. mike says: Jun 8, 2010 8:06 PM

    So all the losing vikings bidders will claim pick one
    1. The refs screwed us
    2. It’s all a nfl conspiracy
    3. We outbid all the others but still lost

  30. Jeff says: Jun 8, 2010 8:07 PM

    I say we auction it off in Minnesota. The bidding would be astronomical—they have never seen one yet…….
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Maybe Darren Sharper can give it to the winner.

  31. mike says: Jun 8, 2010 8:19 PM

    # whodaywhodat says: June 8, 2010 8:00 PM
    I say we auction it off in Minnesota. The bidding would be astronomical—they have never seen one yet……..
    Yeah right they cant even afford tickets to see a game.

  32. smithopher says: Jun 8, 2010 8:24 PM

    That is a classy thing to do. I appreciate organizations that give back to their community in a big way like that. When you have that much money and so many people in your community are suffering, it’s time to give back to the people who gave you so much. The people of New Orleans love the Saints, and the Saints are showing the love right back. That’s class.

  33. SF Saints Fan says: Jun 8, 2010 9:00 PM

    I will buy at least 50 chances. It would be a great addition to my Super Bowl Ticket Stub and Super Bowl Champions Shirt. But, I will be sure to wear my NFC Champions Shirt to the Vikings game, just saying…….

  34. whodaywhodat says: Jun 8, 2010 9:32 PM

    mike says:
    June 8, 2010 8:19 PM
    # whodaywhodat says: June 8, 2010 8:00 PM
    I say we auction it off in Minnesota. The bidding would be astronomical—they have never seen one yet……..
    Yeah right they cant even afford tickets to see a game.
    =================================
    LOL, valid point! I just might disagree and say: they can afford to go to a game, but just dont because…well, who wants to root for a mascot that looks like their hairy woman up there—or for that matter, a team that continues and CONTINUES to CHOKE. But I hear what your saying mike!!

  35. texline says: Jun 8, 2010 9:34 PM

    Yeah,that’s the American way. Play on the sympathy of hard working people to raise money to fix a F.U. by a company that made 60 billion in THE FIRST QUARTER of the year. F. O. You will get no money from me. I don’t care if you auction off the whole team.

  36. Hooby says: Jun 8, 2010 9:36 PM

    “I could get on a soapbox here about how cleaning up the oil spill is supposed to be BP’s responsibility, and the Saints shouldn’t have to do things like this. But I won’t.
    Instead I’ll just say that this is a great gesture by a team that has shown a great commitment to its community. It’s stories like this that make it hard not to root for the Saints.”
    does 10% of all profits go to the sean payton vicotin fund? or does it go to the reggie bush USC fund? or does it go to who dat nation so that every saints can constantly scream WHO DAT! WHO DAT! WHO DAT SAY DEY GON BEAT DA SAINTS at the top of their lungs as they chain smoke and drink themselves into a coma without facing a lawsuit??
    idk, just asking

  37. SpankyMcWanky says: Jun 8, 2010 10:03 PM

    durno99 says: June 8, 2010 7:07 PM
    We will all suffer from this, not just New Orleans!
    _________
    And who will suffer more? You who will pay more for gas or the people of the Gulf Coast who will pay more for gas and lose: jobs, a big part of their economy(tourism, seafood, oil rig workers, money from the oil not being drilled, etc…), probably homes from being out of work, etc……
    Please don’t think anyone will suffer more than the people of Louisiana and the those affected in the Gulf Coast region. Some of those states base their budget on the oil money they get from the drilling of oil off their coast. Now they won’t get that money.

  38. 6Kings says: Jun 8, 2010 10:19 PM

    THE OIL SPILL DISASTER MAY BE A WAKE UP CALL FOR THE SAINT’S DIRTY PLAY AND PILL POPPIN!

  39. joelvis72 says: Jun 8, 2010 10:19 PM

    “does 10% of all profits go to the sean payton vicotin fund? or does it go to the reggie bush USC fund? or does it go to who dat nation so that every saints can constantly scream WHO DAT! WHO DAT! WHO DAT SAY DEY GON BEAT DA SAINTS at the top of their lungs as they chain smoke and drink themselves into a coma without facing a lawsuit??”
    A small percentage will be dedicated to the “Help Hooby Learn Proper Spelling & Grammar” fund.
    I’ve had it with these no-counts on here. New Orleans isn’t perfect, but neither is any other city in the US, big or small. Although Chris Myers was sorta right when he said Nashville residents weren’t bitching on rooftops like some of the people in our fair city when Katrina came through. But still, imagine going without electricity for over 2 weeks in the heat of August/September. We did it twice, for Katrina AND Gustav.
    Suck it.

  40. TheWizard says: Jun 8, 2010 10:22 PM

    Let BP drill on shore and this problem never happens.
    It’s not their idea to drill miles offshore and one mile deep in ocean water.
    Then the same people who make such ridiculous rules get upset when something goes wrong down there.
    Fools.

  41. Jeff says: Jun 8, 2010 10:27 PM

    idk, just asking
    +++++++++++++
    What, if you’re an asshole?

  42. awoods1906 says: Jun 8, 2010 10:32 PM

    From a Saints Fan…
    Fellow Saints Fans let’s make a pact to just stop talking about the Vikings bloggers. I know some said some ridiculous stuff an continue to do so over and pver again but let’s just ignore it for the good of all football fans out there. The Saints won the SB and nothing can change that.
    All football fans, it doesn’t matter in this article whether BP or Obama should be doing this but the Saints are doing something – let’s just appreciate the civic responsibility. This has nothing to do with your likes/dislikes on the football field just doing the right thing.

  43. east96street. says: Jun 8, 2010 10:53 PM

    Too bad they can’t auction off taking shots at the BP CEO with a baseball bat. That would bring in REAL money.

  44. Kappy says: Jun 8, 2010 11:07 PM

    Can’t stand the Saints & I think their season was a fluke, but this is a real stand up move. This whole mess could have been avoided by imploding the line day 1 of the leak, but BP was trying to save the line to save money. My real question is where are all the celebrities & government officials holding benefit concerts & infomercials asking for donations? They sure as hell did it for that hole called Haiti. At least someone is doing something. Good job Saints.

  45. Bob_Lawbla says: Jun 8, 2010 11:41 PM

    In a related story, Dan Marino has just been seen swerving in and out of traffic going approximately 120 mph down the interstate towards New Orleans. When friends and family were questioned about Mr. Marino’s strange behavior one man close to the hall of fame quarterback said “one minute he was looking at profootballtalk.com and all of a sudden he grabbed his stack of vintage two dollar bills and ran out of the house not saying a word.”

  46. Cannon says: Jun 9, 2010 12:08 AM

    I am a Die hard Vikings fan and have talked my fair share of crap about the team and its fans. Yes I’m still bitter and hate the Saints having watched the NFC championship game with family from New Orleans (I thought opening umbrelas indoors was bad luck) but this is a classy move.

  47. BLeedGreeN4Life says: Jun 9, 2010 1:37 AM

    Just take Reggie Bush’s away.

  48. Kay Bee says: Jun 9, 2010 2:24 AM

    Yeah winning 13 games is a fluke…and you’re an idiot.
    Classy move by a classy organization for the fans of a great city!

  49. Vee says: Jun 9, 2010 9:18 AM

    This is why their is a special bond between the fans and the players. This really is more than football. This bond existed even during all those lean years when the team was terrible. Just a special deal that’s hard for outsiders to really grasp and understand. Really cool, though. Great move by the organization.

  50. Pea Tear Griffin says: Jun 9, 2010 9:45 AM

    Serious question:
    You will be posting the link to the actual raffle site once it’s established, won’t you?

  51. Pea Tear Griffin says: Jun 9, 2010 9:46 AM

    To make up for a legit question on a message board, I’m now going to get naked and masturbate on ChatRoulette.

  52. Hellscream says: Jun 9, 2010 11:04 AM

    Of course the Saints want to appear like the good guys. As does the city of New Orleans.
    If they didn’t, then when the next hurricane hits em trying to sink them back into the swamp, the rest of the country won’t want to help them as much.

  53. Kay Bee says: Jun 9, 2010 1:11 PM

    Hellscream says:
    June 9, 2010 11:04 AM
    Of course the Saints want to appear like the good guys. As does the city of New Orleans.
    If they didn’t, then when the next hurricane hits em trying to sink them back into the swamp, the rest of the country won’t want to help them as much.
    ————————————————–
    Okay…so how many raffle tickets will you buy?

  54. Ilovefoolsball says: Jun 9, 2010 2:49 PM

    # Hellscream says: June 9, 2010 11:04 AM
    Of course the Saints want to appear like the good guys. As does the city of New Orleans.
    If they didn’t, then when the next hurricane hits em trying to sink them back into the swamp, the rest of the country won’t want to help them as much.
    ______________________________________
    The rest of the country will always want to help New Orleans. It’s the most unique city in America despite all of it’s shortcomings. Don’t be upset because no one would give less a sh*t about your city if something happened to it because it’s a boring spot on the map that has unattractive women and no culture.

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