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“Hundreds” of fans greet Saints in New Orleans

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Very early Sunday morning, Twitter was abuzz with accounts of fans showing up after 1:00 a.m. CT to greet the Saints as they returned from a divisional-round loss to the Seahawks in Seattle.

The Saints have posted a gallery of photos at the team’s official website, and quarterback Drew Brees acknowledged the showing.

Greatest fans in the world,” Brees said on Twitter.  “The Who Dat Nation was waiting for us as we arrived back from Seattle.”

Via Kathleen Flynn of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, “hundreds” of Saints fans showed up to welcome the team.  Photos at Nola.com include images of coach Sean Payton and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan extending a hand to fans as they drove by in their cars.

It was, all things considered, an unexpectedly strong season for the Saints, who overcame various types and kinds of adversity to make it to the final eight.  On Saturday, they also nearly overcame second-half deficits of 16-0 and 23-8 in one of the toughest places to play.

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16 Responses to ““Hundreds” of fans greet Saints in New Orleans”
  1. soia311 says: Jan 12, 2014 5:23 AM

    But why? They lost.

  2. bobleblah says: Jan 12, 2014 6:18 AM

    Classy.

  3. Dave61548 says: Jan 12, 2014 8:01 AM

    Win or lose, Saints fans show up to welcome their team home!

  4. reed20fence says: Jan 12, 2014 8:24 AM

    Class

  5. jagsandliquor says: Jan 12, 2014 8:28 AM

    That’s pretty cool

  6. runmarshawnrun says: Jan 12, 2014 8:53 AM

    Classy fan base. Props to them.

  7. Stiller43 says: Jan 12, 2014 9:19 AM

    Hundreds? Thats it?

  8. tacomatiger says: Jan 12, 2014 9:39 AM

    The Saints played a great game, glad they made the second half more interesting. New Orleans is a great city with passionate fans

  9. radar8 says: Jan 12, 2014 11:53 AM

    Saint’s fans show a lot of class. They’re the exact opposite of the Seattle fans.

    Congrats, Saints for a good year and great fans!!!

  10. 4thqtrsaint says: Jan 12, 2014 12:22 PM

    Hundreds is pretty sad for us. Its usually thousands, win or lose.

  11. mtntexas says: Jan 12, 2014 1:04 PM

    But then the players noticed something odd… their cars had been stripped to the bone and the fans were jumping into waiting vans full of auto parts. Who dat? No… who is that.

  12. kingbrees9 says: Jan 12, 2014 1:08 PM

    Well my fellow saints fans we had a good year . We went from the worst defence ever to the top 5 losing most of our starters which we won’t get credit for and we improved to 11-5 after going 7-9 I think this off season we will become a lot stronger on both sides of the ball and we might even get the top seed next year so don’t worry guys . Give credit to us for fighting to win against Seattle in there home which is the same as us playing at home against somebody else . I think this is the prelude to a truly elite season . Who DAT !!!!!!!!

  13. proudwhodat says: Jan 12, 2014 2:15 PM

    Hater gonna hate. Do you feel better now?

  14. thatfanyouhate says: Jan 12, 2014 4:38 PM

    great game, glad it wasn’t a blowout.

    last year after the hawks list to Atlanta there were hundreds of people to greet them home. I’m sure it’s the same anywhere for any team. don’t know why this is worthy of even being written…

    I’m even more confused why I read it…

  15. proudwhodat says: Jan 12, 2014 5:55 PM

    @thatfan

    We don’t just greet them during the playoffs. We greet them after EVERY game, win or lose. And we have been doing it for years. Your post was good until the last part.
    But congrats to the Seahawks. Hope they go all the way.

  16. ilovefoolsball says: Jan 12, 2014 9:26 PM

    thatfan: Nobody cares about the Seahawks. Even if you win the Superbowl no one will care!

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