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Am I the only one in the divsion who thinks Saints arent anyones rivals?


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#21 monstercat

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 12:47 PM

Every team in our division is our rival. How can they not be?

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 12:51 PM

According to some here, they dont even think much about playing us....

Maybe they should.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:00 PM

I agree, I don't think of the Saints as a "rival" in the same sense I think of TB and ATL as rivals. Now that the Saints have won a SB and are pretty good I'd like to see us beat them, but that doesn't make it a "rivalry" beyond the simple matter of them being in the same division.

I still remember the pity party we had for the Saints in the "home" game they played here. I understand Katrina was a horrible disaster, but if TB or ATL was hit with a similar disaster I'm not sure we would have felt the same way towards those teams as we did towards the Saints.

The Saints were the doormat of the NFL for the better part of 40 years, it was impossible to hate them or build any kind of rivarly because they were so incredibly bad, it was like rooting against a handicap person in the special olympics.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:04 PM

The Saints-Falcons rivalry is the biggest in the division and it isn't really close.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:06 PM

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If neg repping you makes the cock grow.
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Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:06 PM

According to some here, they dont even think much about playing us....

Maybe they should.


People dont like to admit their inferiorities, especially if they went to the state school

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:08 PM

I'd say it has all really kinda changed over the years. Back in the early 2000's I think it was more of a rivalry with the Bucs. It really felt that way in our '03 season, especially the game where we blocked two EP's to win the game. I think when Vick was real hot in Atlanta, they became our biggest rival. When you'd watch games and they would show three lines, the yellow first down line, the blue LOS line, and then the red 'this is how far back Vick can run and still outrun everybody for a first down' line, that ish used to piss me off to no end. The latter part of the 2000's it seemed we would always play the Saints late with playoff implications, so that felt more like a rivalry to me then.

All in all, I'd say between parity and scheduling throughout the years, I've grown to hate all 3 equally, and would say they are all our division rivals. Also, we seem to play NYG a lot and I really dislike them as well as far as rivals outside the division.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:08 PM

The Saints-Falcons rivalry is the biggest in the division and it isn't really close.


It seems in the Fox era, the majority of those fans hates us the most. But who can really tell. The NO-Atl rivalry is the oldest, but of those 40+ years, they were rarely playing for anything. I would be somewhat surprised if they both fielded competitive teams in same years unil recently.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:11 PM

The Saints are not a rival in the sense ATL is, at least to me. A lot of that is because the rivalry between Atlanta and Charlotte goes beyond just football to the cities themselves.

ATL is like the big brother and CLT is the up-and-comer with a chip on their shoulder.

New Orleans is a rival somewhat b/c they are in our division, but there is no city to city rivalry. Partly b/c NO is too far away and New Orleans is a lot smaller.

Beyond that, it is hard to hate NO as a city or a team too much. The Saints sucked for so long, Brees is likeable, the city will never recover to what it once was not only pre-Katrina but even years ago when NO was actually a relevant city nationally.

I do kind of get tired of the "woe is me" cross the Saints have carried for 5 years now, but what else are you going to use to get hyped at living there? Besides Saints football and Mardi Gras, I don't what else you could possibly get geeked up about for very long.

NO as a city is like my old alcoholic fraternity brother who never grew out of it. Fun guy to party with, but you don't want to be around him at 30 the same way you did when you were 20.

NO is great city to visit and party, but I could not imagine living there in the winter. I guess that's why I can't hate on NO too much. I feel too bad for the people that have to live there year round.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:20 PM

Katrina really messed up things as as far as hate goes.. If you need a reason to hate on New Orleans outside of football, they did take the Hornets