Fort Worth, TXUSA
Hometown: Asbury Park, NJ
September 8, 2011
I fell in love with New Orleans during my first trip in 1995 for Mardi Gras, but I didn't become a Saints fan until Oct 5, 1997 when I went to my first Saints/Bears game up in Chicago. I went with a group of 20 rowdy guys from N'awlins; it was COLD and I was sitting in the visitors section (aka the 'wrong side' to a Chicagoan in Soldier Field), but the warmth and excitement of the NO fans was contagious, so I loved every minute of watching the Saints beat the Bears that day.... I've been hooked ever since! Plus Sean Payton's from Naperville, IL which is about 40 minutes from where I live in Chicago... gotta support one of our own! ;)
I transplanted to Chicago from the East coast years ago, but I almost moved to Metairie, LA in 2000. Instead, I just visit the French Quarter every few months.
It was Jeremy Shockey, but now that he's gone, Jenkins is my guy. Although Mark Ingram could give him a run for his money in my book... we'll have to see how he does in regular season.
Heck yea! And to make sure they do, I go down every year for the home opener... givin 'em some mojo!
I've lived in NJ, OH, GA, and settled in Chicago 20+ years ago, but my heart's been in NOLA (and with the Saints) since my first trip down there!