In this episode Mark dives into the 50 year history of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints!

We’ll cover the early days and how the Saints came to be a New Orleans team.  Hint - it’s filled with backroom politics and deal making.  We’ll highlight some of the most memorable moments, and get to know the players and coaches involved.  We’ll talk about the Aints of course, and you’ll learn how a local sportscaster created a movement.   We’ll go through the ups and downs - there were lots of downs throughout most of the team’s history, sometimes because of their play on the field and then of course, Katrina.     Fortunately, there are some real high points for the team and the city, and we’ll enjoy those!  We’ll cover the team’s recovery from hurricane Katrina and talk about their Super Bowl winning season.  By the end of this episode you’ll have a good idea of the history of the Saints, and learn some trivia about the Crescent City’s favorite NFL team.     How did the Saints end up with the colors black & gold?  Who was really responsible for New Orleans getting an NFL franchise?  What caused owner Tom Benson to fall out of favor with the hometown fans?     All this and more on episode #19 of the Beyond Bourbon Street podcast!

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