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Old 06-10-2010, 04:53 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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I kid you not, both WWL4 and Fox8 ran stories after the Superbowl featuring people from the BR area and further west complaining that the team should be called the Louisiana Saints and how it wasn't fair that team and everything else always represents New Orleans instead of the state. I really didn't take it seriously, but I wish I could find it now.
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Old 06-10-2010, 06:08 PM
 
Location: City of Central
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Well there you go then . It's settled . A dozen or so people out of a population of 4.5 million have it all figured out .
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Old 06-10-2010, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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I kid you not, both WWL4 and Fox8 ran stories after the Superbowl featuring people from the BR area and further west complaining that the team should be called the Louisiana Saints and how it wasn't fair that team and everything else always represents New Orleans instead of the state. I really didn't take it seriously, but I wish I could find it now.
It could possibly work, as the Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, Carolina Panthers, and New England Patriots are named after regions instead of cities. However, the New Orleans Saints identity isnt like Lafayette. It isnt like Baton Rouge or Shreveport. Its New Orleans through and through . Its a team whose fans have a penchant to party, drink heavily, and party some more. Its festive. Its tied to French with the FLeur De Lis. Its permanently tied to the image of the Superdome. The Saints ARE New Orleans. It works with those other teams, because those regions are homogenous. One part of minnesota or Carolina or Arizona is like the others. But Louisiana is a VERY different animal. It has at least three distinct cultural areas and ways of life. It could almost have two teams if New Orleans wasnt so beloved.
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Old 06-10-2010, 07:35 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Well there you go then . It's settled . A dozen or so people out of a population of 4.5 million have it all figured out .
I'm not saying that means anything, Didn't the majority of the state (especially the north) pull for the Cowboys up until last season anyway?

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It could possibly work, as the Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, Carolina Panthers, and New England Patriots are named after regions instead of cities. However, the New Orleans Saints identity isnt like Lafayette. It isnt like Baton Rouge or Shreveport. Its New Orleans through and through . Its a team whose fans have a penchant to party, drink heavily, and party some more. Its festive. Its tied to French with the FLeur De Lis. Its permanently tied to the image of the Superdome. The Saints ARE New Orleans. It works with those other teams, because those regions are homogenous. One part of minnesota or Carolina or Arizona is like the others. But Louisiana is a VERY different animal. It has at least three distinct cultural areas and ways of life. It could almost have two teams if New Orleans wasnt so beloved.
Amen
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Old 06-10-2010, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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I'm not saying that means anything, Didn't the majority of the state (especially the north) pull for the Cowboys up until last season anyway?



Amen
I would rather cut out my own tongue and eat it than support the Dallas cowboys. Die hard Saints fan for life and beyond.
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:10 PM
 
Location: City of Central
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I'm not saying that means anything, Didn't the majority of the state (especially the north) pull for the Cowboys up until last season anyway?


Amen
Not that I know of .
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:00 PM
 
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The Dallas Cowboys suck. Most people I know in South LA can't stand Jerry Jones or the cowpokes.

Hurl.
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:44 PM
 
Location: USA
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I'm not saying that means anything, Didn't the majority of the state (especially the north) pull for the Cowboys up until last season anyway?



Amen
While there is a large contingent of Cowboy fans in NLa (esp. NWLa), it's not quite as large as most people make it out to be. Although it probably edges out the Saints fans, it isn't by as much as suspected. I think the Saints fans up here get more vocal in public than they used to be. Monroe has a large group if not the largest group up here (of Saints Fans). It's all over cars clothes, etc.

Many years ago when the Shreveport Times newspaper had a columm called Tell the Times there would be running disagreements between Cowboys and Saints fans and God forbid, the Steeler fans (Terry Bradshaw) that would last for weeks on end. It was funny to read some of that stuff. The Times ended the column's run as they determined that the comments lacked signed names

So in this modern day of internettia, we have the same people commenting in the paper with a user id and sometimes an avatar. Hooboy.
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Old 06-10-2010, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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A majority of New Orleanians could care less about Louisiana or Baton Rouge IMO, that's just how it is.[/b]

The entitlement thing... hmm?

I don't think that New Orleanians are big-headed. I think that they just don't care about anything else.
A very telling set of statements. To us, it reads as if New Orleans is the only part of Louisiana that matters and to hell with the rest of the state,...except when Hurricane Katrina floods the city and then they come out begging for help. Lafayette's Cajun Dome took in Katrina evacuees and New Orleans showed their gratitude by vandalizing the building that was providing them shelter.
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Old 06-11-2010, 04:10 AM
 
Location: City of Central
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The only animosity that I percieve seems to be on the internet forums . I never hear " people on the street " talk about it . Now , as regards to the Katrina refugees as mentioned above , that's a whole different issue . Forum rules won't let me say what we would like to do with some of them ...
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