Dem Saints

Hi and Lois Sunday page, September 12, 2010.

Hi and Lois Sunday page, September 12, 2010.

On February 7, 2010, seven months before the page above appeared in newspapers, the New Orleans Saints won their first and only Super Bowl.

Founded in 1967, the team had a record above .500 just twice in their first 20 seasons. In 1980, after losing the first 14 games, a local sportscaster told fans to wear paper bags over their heads with the alternate team name, the “Aints,” written on the front. By 1983, the Saints officially adopted the popular chant, “Who dat? Who dat? Who say dey gonna beat dem Saints?”
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Super Bowl

Are you more than ready for some football?  The two-week build up to the big game tends to inflate the importance of the event.  After hours and hours of endless analysis the players and spectators are understandably anxious for the contest to begin.  Although there have been some memorable match-ups and last-minute heroics, the game itself is often disappointing.
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