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Saints open more than 20 training-camp practices to the public

When the New Orleans Saints begin the process of preparing intensely to defend their first NFL championship, fans will be able to take in more than 20 of the team’s practice sessions in Louisiana.

The team’s official training-camp schedule lists sessions open to the public on July 30 (two), July 31 (two), August 1, August 2, August 3, August 4, August 5, August 6, August 14, August 15, August 16, August 17, August 18 (with the Texans), August 19 (with the Texans), August 23, August 24, August 25, August 29, and August 30.

That’s 21 open sessions in all, not including any of the joint practices with the Patriots in Foxborough that may be open to any brave Saints fans in the Boston area.

The full schedule reveals two practices with the Patriots on August 10 and two on August 11 in advance of a preseason game on Thursday, August 12.  The training-camp calendar doesn’t specify the date or the time of the team’s visit to the White House, which is expected in conjunction with the trip to New England.

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  1. navigator322 says: Jun 28, 2010 11:32 AM

    Best Franchise in the NFL…. WHO DAT!!!!!

  2. The Real Shuxion says: Jun 28, 2010 11:32 AM

    Training camps used to be so much better. My father coached at Seekonk High school (HC) and we were able to walk the sidelines and between fields at Patriots training camp at Bryant College.
    It was Parcells first (maybe second) year and they were scrimmaging (one of those dual practice scrimmage kind of things) the Chargers. I remember Seau walking past me and just being amazed how huge he was (I was 8 or 9 at the time).
    Those 2 hours flew by. That was the day I wanted to play in the NFL (I ended up riding the pine at Western New England College for a year prior to tearing my ACL and MCL in the one game I actually played in, on the second play).
    Does anyone care???? Hands please……no, nobody…oh wait did you just raise….no? Alright never mind.

  3. joelvis72 says: Jun 28, 2010 12:03 PM

    I attended a “training camp” practice for the New Orleans Breakers of the USFL when I was 12, and was mesmerized. One of the receivers, a guy named Woodrow Wilson, tossed a ball with me for a few minutes. Perhaps the Packers with their bike rides are one of the only teams that do things like that any more.

  4. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Jun 28, 2010 12:08 PM

    The Real Shuxion says:
    June 28, 2010 11:32 AM
    I remember Seau walking past me and just being amazed how huge he was (I was 8 or 9 at the time).
    ________________
    At least it wasn’t Shaincoe

  5. TryTheVeal says: Jun 28, 2010 12:19 PM

    @ The Real Shuxion
    Just last week, i was behind Jerimiah Trotter at a McDonalds drive thru……..Plate said axman54….Red Hummer…….That was the day i wanted to Supersize my order……

  6. realheavyd says: Jun 28, 2010 12:25 PM

    RE: not including any of the joint practices with the Patriots in Foxborough that may be open to any brave Saints fans in the Boston area.
    _________________________________
    What’s that supposed to mean? Are you actually questioning the bravery of Saints fans? Seriously? Think about it for just a second. How brave do you think being a fan of one of the losingest franchises in the history of the NFL can make a person over the course of 40+ years? Saints fans have no fear of going into enemy territory with full Saints gear displayed for all to see! If you knew anything about these Saints and their fans, you would have known that already Mr. Florio…
    WHO DAT??? TWO DAT BABY!!!

  7. realheavyd says: Jun 28, 2010 12:30 PM

    RE: not including any of the joint practices with the Patriots in Foxborough that may be open to any brave Saints fans in the Boston area.
    _________________________________
    What’s that supposed to mean? Are you actually questioning the bravery of Saints fans? Seriously? Think about it for just a second. How brave do you think being a fan of one of the losingest franchises in the history of the NFL can make a person over the course of 40+ years? Saints fans have no fear of going into enemy territory with full Saints gear displayed for all to see! If you knew anything about these Saints and their fans, you would have known that already Mr. Florio…
    WHO DAT??? TWO DAT BABY!!!

  8. Contra says: Jun 28, 2010 12:35 PM

    realheavyd says:
    Are you actually questioning the bravery of Saints fans? Seriously? Think about it for just a second. How brave do you think being a fan of one of the losingest franchises in the history of the NFL can make a person over the course of 40+ years? Saints fans have no fear of going into enemy territory with full Saints gear displayed for all to see!
    ———–
    Ummm….Saints “fans” used to come to games with bags over their faces. The bags had the word ‘Aints on them. The Saints are a saaaaad franchise.

  9. packers4life says: Jun 28, 2010 12:41 PM

    “Saints fans have no fear of going into enemy territory with full Saints gear displayed for all to see!”
    No fear of showing themselves? Wasn’t it not too long ago that those same fans were afraid to show themselves by wearing bags over their heads?

  10. TryTheVeal says: Jun 28, 2010 12:42 PM

    And in a brilliant PR move……….The Saints have added “Looting Night”………Where after practice……they flood the field, with salt water, and whatever floats, the fans are free to take home, feel free to dry off in the FEMA trailers afterwards……..

  11. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Jun 28, 2010 12:47 PM

    First of all, Saints fans have no pride.
    That being said, Rt 1 can be a bear during the summer.
    Word of advice: Try Luciano’s. Decent food at a high price.

  12. artieblanksucsbigD says: Jun 28, 2010 12:50 PM

    Florio says “The training-camp calendar doesn’t specify the date or the time of the team’s visit to the White House, which is expected in conjunction with the trip to New England.”
    what does that mean? ok ok… i’ll halfway admit that i guess they will visit the WH during a trip to NE. Hmmm, do u smell that…

  13. Kay Bee says: Jun 28, 2010 12:56 PM

    No fear of showing themselves? Wasn’t it not too long ago that those same fans were afraid to show themselves by wearing bags over their heads?
    ————————————————–
    Not too long ago as in 30 years ago? Worry about the Packers.

  14. Kay Bee says: Jun 28, 2010 1:04 PM

    EverybodyGotAIDS says:
    June 28, 2010 12:47 PM
    First of all, Saints fans have no pride.
    That being said, Rt 1 can be a bear during the summer.
    Word of advice: Try Luciano’s. Decent food at a high price.
    ————————————–
    Most loyal fans in the NFL besides Steelers and Redskins fans.

  15. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Jun 28, 2010 1:27 PM

    Kay Bee says:
    June 28, 2010 1:04 PM
    Most loyal fans in the NFL besides Steelers and Redskins fans.
    ______________
    Huh? WTF is that based on?

  16. The Real Shuxion says: Jun 28, 2010 1:59 PM

    RE: not including any of the joint practices with the Patriots in Foxborough that may be open to any brave Saints fans in the Boston area.
    ——————————————————
    I don’t live in Mass anymore but if I went to training camp and saw a Saints fan there I wouldn’t assault them. I would treat them like any other person I don’t know. Maybe say a “hey how are ya” or a “it’s nice to be champs isn’t it”
    I know Boston has their drunk hooligan fanbase but they usually stay in Southie. Rarely do they leave (Maybe to attend fenway or the GAHden)

  17. Bob Nelson says: Jun 28, 2010 3:17 PM

    While it may be unusual for the Saints some teams have many more than 20 practices open to the public.
    People travel from around the globe to see the Packers training camp which will have more than 20 public practices. In fact the Packers have only 4 that are not open to the public.
    It is a great tradition and fun for players and fans alike.
    The other end of the spectrum is the Raiders where Al Davis does not want any fans at all. The security guards are not nice if they cath you near the fance let alone peeking through a gap in the tarps hung on the fences.

  18. SomeFans says: Jun 28, 2010 4:26 PM

    Come on- let them enjoy their “moment” in the sun. It was a loooooong time in the making and may never happen again. They could be the next “1 and done”
    I think it’s good that downtrodden franchises like the Aint’s have something to cheer for. Now, if they could just stop all that who dat nonsense… pathetic and obnoxious …really.

  19. RobF2010 says: Jun 28, 2010 4:37 PM

    In a couple of the leanest years, some Saints fans were showing up at the games dressed with paper bags over their heads … but they were there. Other NFL teams’ fans show up during their lean years dressed as empty seats.

  20. giantcatfanhouse says: Jun 28, 2010 5:01 PM

    Least they didn’t say “Season ticket holders only” and to heck with the kids.

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