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TutHillTiger
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Mississippi Alabama
Member since Sep 2010
10059 posts

re: These are the golden days, boys..

I always wondered if I would live long enough to see the Saints in superbowl, let alone win it all. Many many Saints fans including my dad and grandfather, and Buddy D didn't.

We were a complete joke for decades. Truly grateful and I hope everyone else is too.


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jhhingle
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Oct 2007
2465 posts

re: These are the golden days, boys..
Yeah we were lucky to rack up 6W were just cursed on MNF until then (06). I recall even listening on the radio our 1st W vs Steelers in 84 since was blacked out! Not even a sellout!
Was there for the infamous O Raiders debacle though 79 with the Snake, Ugh, those were dark days in primetime!


Scoob
LSU Fan
Near Exxon
Member since Jun 2009
3547 posts

re: These are the golden days, boys..
I vaguely remember, as a lad, being excited for an upcoming Saints season. We had such a potent offense: Manning, Muncie, Chandler, Galbreath, and we'd just come so close to breaking through the year before. It was glorious to be so young and full of anticipation...

And then IT happened. Oh well, it cemented me as a Saints fan, through thick and thin. Made the Mora years all that much better. I still remember hearing Bradshaw on Monday Night betraying his Steelers and yelling "Run Hokie Run!".

All we went through, in order to get to Brees/Payton, it makes this that much more beautiful.


blueslover
New Orleans Saints Fan
deeper than deep south
Member since Sep 2007
21195 posts

re: These are the golden days, boys..
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the infamous O Raiders debacle though 79 with the Snake

MFer, of all the Saints follies in the past, THAT game was prolly the most emotionally devastating to me. After 10 years it looked like it was all starting to come together. That Manning-Muncie-Galbreath-Chandler-Childs show would likely be even better today than it was then. Easy to imagine Archie running the read option. Upon that loss I knew Nolan was done as HC. He was fired 4 games into 1980 starting 0-4. The shite only got worse finishing 1-15. Golden age now or not that one still hurts 34 years later.


Domingo Ayala
New Orleans Saints Fan
NOLA
Member since Oct 2013
256 posts

re: These are the golden days, boys..
Dave Wilson is a good guy


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VOR
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Lap of Luxury
Member since Apr 2009
44982 posts

re: These are the golden days, boys..
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started crying like a bitch.


Like that's unusual for you?


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FightinTigersDammit
Northwestern St. Fan
Farmerville LA
Member since Mar 2006
9181 posts

re: These are the golden days, boys..
I can remember being 8 or 9 and watching Edd Hargett or Billy Kilmer trying to convert a 3rd and 52 vs the St Louis Cardinals.......


TailgateTiger
LSU Fan
Bullard, Texas
Member since Oct 2008
757 posts

re: These are the golden days, boys..
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Quit trying to be the fan cop, you a-hole




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Kcrad
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Slidell
Member since Nov 2010
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Kcrad
LSU Fan
Slidell
Member since Nov 2010
14479 posts

re: These are the golden days, boys..
Remember 51- 42 Saints over Cards? Awesome.


FightinTigersDammit
Northwestern St. Fan
Farmerville LA
Member since Mar 2006
9181 posts

re: These are the golden days, boys..
Don't remember the final, just that the Saints had to gain 50plus to get a first down.


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Fat Bastard
LA-Lafayette Fan
Paradise
Member since Mar 2009
18864 posts

re: These are the golden days, boys..
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we had 3 playoff games before 2000.


FOUR!

vikings, bears, falcons and eagles



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Fat Bastard
LA-Lafayette Fan
Paradise
Member since Mar 2009
18864 posts

re: These are the golden days, boys..
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I recall even listening on the radio our 1st W vs Steelers in 84 since was blacked out! Not even a sellout!


OMG, i remember that game well. That was our first ever win on MNF. I was in Las Vegas at the time as a kid with my parents. Watched in in the hotel room. Mark Malone was QB for the steelers and I never forget Dennis "dirt" Winston's pick 6. That was fabulous.


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Kamtheman106
Tulane Fan
In that number.
Member since Mar 2012
404 posts

re: These are the golden days, boys..
Coco...I had no idea you were 23.

My experience is becoming invested in the Saints is similar to yours. Was born into the Saints, thus sort of accepted them as shitty, or just non-winners, while I was a kid. Around age 10 and 2000, I really started to become obsessed. I think age 11/12/13 is when you really start to love football.
This post was edited on 11/14 at 11:09 pm


CocoLoco
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
30° 12' N 92° 0' W
Member since Jan 2012
15776 posts

re: These are the golden days, boys..
Thought I was an old guy?



On TD I've been thought to be:
Black
A woman
Possibly a black woman





iliveinabox
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Aug 2011
20523 posts

re: These are the golden days, boys..
people think you are a chick...? that is fricking weird breh


CocoLoco
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
30° 12' N 92° 0' W
Member since Jan 2012
15776 posts

re: These are the golden days, boys..
There were some on the OT that used to think that. There's another Coco on here that's a girl, maybe that's why.



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