New Orleans Saints

Object      : Tankard
Culture     : North American
Country    : U.S.A.
Date            : c.1980
Collection : The B.L.A.S.T. Museum

Founded in 1967, the New Orleans Saints,  a professional American football franchise is based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints are owned by Tom and Rita Benson The team is a member of the National Football Conference, South Division of the National Football League.

The Saints sport a simple FLEUR-DE-LIS team logo and suit up inwhite trimmed BLACK AND GOLD uniforms. Upon league induction home games were played in Tulane Stadium until 1974. The Mercedes- Benz Superdome in New Orleans is the current home  arena of the team. The Saints have two mascots, Gumbo, the St.Bernard dog and the giant puppet, Mr. Saint. In 2009, the Saints had a winning record of 13 – 3 and won the National Football League Super Bowl Championship.

When excited, Saints fans cheer with a roar of “Who Dat ! ”, which is a short version of their repeated chant  … Who Dat! Who Dat, Say Dey Gonna Beat Dem Saints ! Who Dat ! Who Dat !