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My Afternoon at the Touchdown Club's "Meet the Saints" Fundraiser

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Yesterday I had the esteemed pleasure of taking part in the Touchdown Club of New Orleans' annual "Meet the Saints" luncheon, held at the Sheraton Hotel. Even better,  I happen to know the right people and they were able to get me into the special pre-lunch meet and greet. Regardless of what I write here on a daily basis, I'm a die-hard Saints fan before anything else so yesterday's event was like being a kid in a candy shop. 

I won't bore you with any more talk. The pictures I took can be found after the jump. For me, it's a personal Saints photo album. I'm giving you fair warning now, before you make the jump: You will be jealous. 

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Jeremy has never looked so elegant. 

 

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The V.I.P. room beforehand. 

 

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Jim Henderson, the voice of the Saints and me, the typer of the Saints. 

 

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The King and Queen.

 

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Sean Payton and his wife. 

 

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Jon Stinchcomb and Troy Evans, I believe. 

 

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In case you ever need to pick Carney out of a lineup. 

 

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Drew getting bombarded by fans. 

 

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Got to be the greatest picture of Tom Benson ever taken. Agree?

 

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Maybe they'll adopt me. David Benson. I like the sound of that. 

 

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Hey Mickey you're so fine...

 

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The Boss. PayDiddy was very nice and inviting. 

 

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Me with the only Saints player to ever let me interview him. 

 

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Finally...someone my size. 

 

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The LSU boys...Devery Henderson and Skyler Green. Skyler politely introduced himself as if I didn't know who he was. 

 

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Myself with the first round pick. 

 

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Probably my favorite picture of the day. Pierre is the best dresser on the team and incredibly thick. 

 

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My wife noticed how Shockey's hand takes up, like, half my back. 

 

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I didn't ask him about the incident at his NY condo. 

 

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My Hempstead homie. 

 

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I wish this was a better picture. Still...it's Drew &$#%# Brees!!!

 

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Billy Miller.

 

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The front of the room. 

 

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Benson addressing the audience. 

 

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Rita with Linda Bourgeois, formerly the longest tenured Saints employee since the very beginning. 

 

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Jim Henderson introducing each player.