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Brees Dream Foundation

The Drew Brees Foundation

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Breeze believes in giving back to the community!

Drew Brees and his wife, Brittany, established the Brees Dream Foundation in 2003 and since then have raised and/or committed over $5 million to help advance cancer research, care for cancer patients, and help rebuild schools, parks, playgrounds and athletic fields in the New Orleans, San Diego and Purdue/West Lafayette, Indiana communities. Drew Brees attended Purdue University and played for the San Diego Chargers for five years before playing for the New Orleans Saints. Drew has not forgotten the communities who supported him during his football career.
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Team Merchandise

Get your New Orleans Saints, “Who Dat” and LSU merchandise online. Also find merchandise for Tulane, the New Orleans Pelicans and all your favorite New Orleans area teams. From team caps, hats, jackets and jerseys to team flags, balls, helmets, books, blankets and collectible novelties, you can find web sites for all your favorite team merchandise.
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New Orleans and Fleur-de-lis Jewelry
Fleur-de-lis jewelry is hot for everyone who loves New Orleans and the New Orleans Saints. You’ll find fleur-de-lis rings, broaches, cufflinks, earrings, bracelets and even fleur-de-lis belt buckles.

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Louisiana Superdome

The Louisiana Superdome

The Louisiana Superdome is the largest fixed dome structure in the world.

Opened in 1975, the Louisiana Superdome is the home of the New Orleans Saints, Tulane Green Wave football, the Sugar Bowl, the New Orleans Bowl and the Bayou Classic. It has a football game expanded seating capacity of 72,968 and has hosted six Super Bowls, four NCAA Final Four playoffs and three BCS national championships. More Super Bowls have been played at the Louisiana Superdome than at any other sports facility.

In 1981, the Rolling Stones filled the Superdome with over 87,500 fans making the concert the largest indoor concert of all time. The Superdome has hosted many events including the 1988 Republican Convention and a Mass celebrated by Pope John Paul II with over 80,000 attending.

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The New Orleans Smoothie King Center, home of the New Orleans Pelicans, is right next door to the Superdome. The arena was opened in 1999 and seats over 18,500 basketball fans.
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Besides the New Orleans Saints, Zephyrs and Pelicans, LSU and Tulane, there are many other college, professional and amateur sports teams in the New Orleans area.
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When the Saints Came Marching In
The story of New Orleans New Orleans Saints Drew Breesand the Saints is the stuff of legends. A once great city, destroyed by a great storm, rises again, and beyond expectations, wins a great battle to become the champions and envy of the land. Atlantis meets King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. One thing for sure. They’ll be telling the story of the New Orleans Saints and Super Bowl XLIV for many generations to come. Maybe forever in Louisiana.

New Orleans is not the kind of city most people expect to be the home of national champions. It’s not a big, competitive metropolis like New York or New Orleans Saints Reggie BushChicago. It’s not wealthy or affluent like San Francisco or Denver. And in a city of so many diverse pursuits and pleasures like New Orleans, football has not always been the sole subject of earthly worship like in Dallas or Green Bay.

The best food and music in the country? Yea, sure. If Condé Nast or Rolling Stone voted New Orleans as the best place to eat or hear live music in the entire world, they wouldn’t be telling us anything we didn’t already know. But to see New Orleans rise to become Super Bowl Champions, the most coveted prize of any city in America, less than five years after near total devastation, seemed as unlikely as a thousand guys showing up on Canal Street wearing dresses.

New Orleans SaintsWe’ve collected the best New Orleans Saints websites including the official Saints websites, Saintsations websites, Saints players and fans websites, Saints news and NFL standings websites, links to Saints songs and where to buy Saints tickets online.
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The Who Dat Nation
Who started “Who Dat?” “Who Dat?” has been used in skits and songs since the days of vaudeville and minstrel shows. The call “Who Dat?” was popular with swing bands in the 1930’s as part of the band to audience chants. Entertainers from Bill "Bojangles" Robinson to Cab Calloway to the Marx Brothers used the phrase “Who Dat?” in movies and songs. The phrase “Who Dat?” was so well known by American soldiers and pilots in World War II that it was used in radio chatter.

Used in chants by Louisiana football fans of the Southern University Jaguars since the 1960s and since then the St Augustine Purple Knights and the LSU Tigers, the “Who Dat?” chant eventually was adopted by New Orleans Saints Fans. By 2006, WWL’s sports commentator, Bobby Hebert, was speaking of the “Who Dat Nation” on his radio show. On February 7, 2010, Super Bowl XLIV, the world came to know New Orleans Saints Fans as the “Who Dat Nation”.
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New Orleans Saints Music
The New Orleans Saints have the coolest music in professional sports. Everyone knows the jazz version of the old Spiritual song “When the New Orleans Saints Music and SongsSaints Come Marching In” is the original theme song for the New Orleans Saints and the most recognized team song in professional sports. Dozens more New Orleans Saints songs have been written over the years but as the Saints approached their date with destiny, an avalanche of new New Orleans Saints songs appeared on the internet. Of all the new songs written in praise of the New Orleans Saints, none reached the popularity of K-Gates’ “Black and Gold” (Who Dat Say Dey Gonna Beat Dem Saints?)

It began with a song called “Half-time” (Stand Up and Get Crunk) by the Ying Yang Brothers of Atlanta. The Ying Yang Brothers, write and perform crunk, a style of southern hip hop that relies on a heavy bass line. As fans of New Orleans music and the New Orleans Saints, the Ying Yang brothers found a heavy, jazzy New Orleans style bass line played by a trombone well suited for crunk music. Their song “Half-time” and video are dedicated to the New Orleans Saints.

Next, New Orleans hip hop artist, K-Gates, remade the Ying Yang Brothers’ “Half-time” and added the now familiar “Who Dat?” chant. The result was the “Who Dat Nation” Theme Song “Black and Gold” that captured the hearts of Saints fans everywhere. Our thanks to K-Gate and the Ying Yang Brothers for the coolest team song in the NFL.

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Saint Buddy
Buddy Diliberto was New Orleans iconic sports commentator. For over 50 years, Buddy D. amused, encouraged, provoked and angered New New Orleans Saints Number One FanOrleans Saints fans, players and coaches with his controversial statements and editorials. Buddy originated the “Aints” (with paper bags over heads) in 1980 when the Saints went 1-15. Loved or hated, everyone wanted to know what Buddy Diliberto had to say about the New Orleans Saints. After many years of frustrating performance by the Saints, Buddy exclaimed that he would show up at the corner of Canal and Bourbon Streets in a dress if the Saints ever made it to the Superbowl. Buddy passed away in January, 2005 and was remembered as perhaps the most influential, controversial and beloved sportscaster in New Orleans history.

Time passed, Katrina came and New Orleans rebuilt. And then, for the first time since their creation in 1967, the New Orleans Saints won the 2009 NFC Championship by defeating the Minnesota Vikings. The New Orleans Saints were going to the Superbowl!

New Orleans never forgot Buddy Diliberto or his promise to wear a dress on Canal Street if the Saints ever made it to the Superbowl. On Sunday, January 31, 2010, led by former Saints quarterback and sports commentator, Bobby Saints Fans in Drag in the Buddy Diliberto ParadeHebert, thousands of men from every walk of life but all united by a love of the New Orleans Saints and respect for Buddy D., donned women’s dresses, wigs, makeup, women’s hats, purses and high heels. They gathered at the Superdome and accompanied by jazz bands and over 80,000 spectators, marched (danced) on down to Canal Street and the French Quarter in honor of Buddy Diliberto. For the marchers, it was a celebration of their team, Buddy’s memory and a nod to their own 40 plus years of perseverance and team loyalty. Only in New Orleans!

New Orleans Saints News
There are beaucoup sports news websites, large and small, local and national, featuring the New Orleans Saints and we’ve collected the best of the lot. To save you time, we’ve linked directly to their New Orleans Saints web pages. You’ll find Saints news from the websites of national news organizations like the NFL, ESPN and Sports Illustrated as well as local news websites like WWL, WDSU, WVUE and the Times Picayune. Keep up with the latest Saints news.
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New Orleans Tulane Stadium

New Orleaneans fondly remember Tulane Stadium on Willow Street on the Tulane Campus as the site of many Sugar Bowls and great games between the Tulane Green Wave and their oldest rival, the LSU The old Tulane StadiumTigers. Tulane Stadium was completed in 1926 and demolished in 1980. It was the original home field for the New Orleans Saints and hosted three Super Bowls. The first Sugar Bowl game was played in Tulane Stadium in 1935 (won by Tulane) and the last Sugar Bowl game played in the old Tulane Stadium was in 1974. The opening of the Louisiana Superdome in 1975 marked the beginning of the end for Tulane Stadium as the Tulane Green Wave football team began playing its home games in the Superdome.

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BabycakesThe Baby Cakes were here to Play. New Orleans had officially renamed the Zephyrs as of November 15th 2016 to Baby Cakes for its AAA Baseball team. They are hoping to capture the essence of the city with the new look and the new name. What do you get when you mix a king cake, a king cake baby, some beads and a baseball bat, you get “Baby Cakes”!

The Zephyrs are New Orleans minor league baseball team. Their home field is the "Shrine on Airline" in Metairie, Louisiana, just minutes from New Orleans Zephyrsdowntown New Orleans. The New Orleans Zephyrs are the player development team for the major league baseball team, the Florida Marlins of Miami.

In 1993, the 100 year old minor league baseball team, the Zephyrs, left Denver, Colorado to become the New Orleans Zephyrs. The Zephyrs had been in Denver since 1955 where they took on the name Zephyrs, after the famous passenger train, the Denver Zephyr.

The team had originally been in Kansas City, Missouri. They played there from 1901 – 1954, as the Kansas City Blues. The original team name, Blues, was named after the uniform color, a popular way to name baseball teams at that time. But the major league baseball team, the Philadelphia Athletics, moved to Kansas City to start the 1955 season and the minor league team, the Kansas City Blues, had to find a new home. So in 1955, the Blues moved to Denver, Colorado. (the Athletics eventually moved to Oakland). In Denver, the Blues would become the Denver Zephyrs.

Denver acquired a major league baseball team, the Colorado Rockies, in 1993. The Zephyrs had made Denver a baseball loving town and now it was time for the Zephyrs to find a new home once again. That new home would be New Orleans.

New Orleans had had a minor league baseball team before, the New Orleans Pelicans, who played in New Orleans from 1887 – 1959. New Orleans Pelicans LogoTheir most famous player was “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, who went on to fame (and infamy) in the major leagues after leaving the Pelicans. The last two seasons of the New Orleans Pelicans was played in Tad Gormley Stadium (aka Reggie Bush Stadium) in City Park but old time New Orleans baseball fans fondly remember Pelican Stadium, also known as Heinemann Park, at the corner of Carrolton and Tulane Avenues where the Pelicans played from 1915 - 1957. Pelican Stadium was demolished in 1957 and the New Orleans Pelicans moved to Little Rock, Arkansas in 1959.

Fast forward to 1993 and the arrival of the Zephyrs in New Orleans. The name, Zephyr, was already firmly established in the minds of New Orleaneans as the signature ride at the now defunct amusement park, Pontchartrain Beach. After a thirty plus year drought for baseball lovers in New Orleans, the city was ripe for a new baseball team when the Zephyrs arrived.

The "Shrine on Airline" as it’s called, is the home stadium of the New Orleans Zephyrs. Zephyr Field is a The Shrine on Airlinebeautiful sports facility and the Zephyr home games are great, family friendly events. The Zephyrs host after game concerts and fireworks shows as well as fan activities such as gift drawings, batting cages and even a swimming pool area for private parties during game time. Zephyr Field, the "Shrine on Airline", is located in Metairie, just down Airline Drive from the New Orleans Saints headquarters and practice facilities.
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New Orleans Pelicans Basketball TeamThe Pelicans are New Orleans’ professional basketball team. The New Orleans Jazz was New Orleans’ first NBA team, playing in New Orleans from 1974 – 1979. They left New Orleans to become the Utah Jazz after just five seasons in New Orleans. The Hornets began their franchise in 1988 as the Charlotte Hornets but left North Carolina in 2002 to become New Orleans second NBA team. Their opening game was, fittingly, against the Utah Jazz who they defeated 100-75.

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina left doubt as to whether New Orleans could continue to support a professional basketball team. For two seasons the Hornets played in both New Orleans and Oklahoma City as both cities competed for the franchise. By the 2007-2008 season, the Hornets were back in New Orleans for good. Their home games are played at the New Orleans Arena, next to the Louisiana Superdome in downtown New Orleans.

The franchise's name was changed to the "Pelicans" at the conclusion of the 2012–13 season. That same offseason, the Hornets name was returned to its original city to be used by the Charlotte Bobcats, effective in the 2014–15 season.

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LSU Tigers SportsThe LSU Tigers is the name for all Louisiana State University athletic teams. LSU is a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). LSU football home games are played in Tiger Stadium on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The LSU Tigers football team has won ten SEC championships and three national championships in 1958, 2003 and 2007.

The LSU Tigers baseball team has won six national championships, all since 1991 and fourteen SEC championships from 1939 - 2009. The LSU baseball program is considered to be one of the best in the country.

The LSU Tigers Men’s basketball team has won one national championship, in 1935, ten SEC championships and has made four Final Four appearances. The LSU Lady Tigers basketball team has won three SEC championships and has had five Final Four appearances.

LSU is very competitive in a wide range of collegiate sports. LSU teams have also won national championships in men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field and in men’s golf. The tigers have also won SEC championships in volleyball, tennis, gymnastics, swimming and diving and women’s golf.
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Tulane has been competing in intercollegiate football and baseball since 1893. The nickname Tulane Green Wave SportsGreen Wave, from a song entitled “The Rolling Green Wave”, was adopted by Tulane University’s sports teams in 1920. Tulane was a member of the SEC until 1966 and is now a member of Conference USA, an athletic conference of Southern college teams. The Tulane University Green Wave football team has won four Bowl titles over the years including the first Sugar Bowl ever played on January 1, 1935, two Liberty Bowls (1998 and 1970) and the Hawaii Bowl (2002).


The Tulane University baseball program is considered one of the best in the country. The Tulane Green Wave has won four Conference USA championships since 1997. Tulane is considered one if the top NCAA baseball teams along with the LSU Tigers. Under head coaches Joe Brockoff (1975 – 1993) and Rick Jones (1994 – present), Tulane has rebuilt its baseball program into a nationally respected organization.

Find out more about Tulane Green Wave sports including Tulane football, baseball and basketball.
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