I've lost count of big market players that we're over hyped their whole fuggin careers and paraded in my face. People aren't used to seeing a guy from a small market take what they think is theirs and they get confused. Fug them.
The only reason the Saints fan base is hated, ridiculed and met with contempt is because a) Saints fans are known as some of the most passionate, intense and deeply loyal fans in the NFL 2) In the past 8 years the Saints have been what the Panthers wish they could be. Super Bowl Champs, consistent playoff team and in the mix every year. The great teams and fan bases are always hated by those that want to be like them. Just like the team the Saints fan base have a lot in common with the Patriots. People always hate a winner.
I'm getting the impression that your views of the fan base you are a part of are similar to the retarded kid in grade school who thought he was Michael Jordan but no one had the heart to tell him he double dribbled all the time.
You guys had awful attendance for four decades and put bags over your heads, how does that classify as "passionate and loyal"? The same could not be said for Detroit and Minnesota who have shown those qualities through some awful decades of football.
Again, if you would have read the conversation throughout this thread I respected and did not "hate" the Saints pre Gregg Williams. It was the Bounty Scandal and the following denial that has led them to being the only franchise in the world that I hate.