On this day in Saints history, April 17th, 1999, the team dealt their entire draft for the rights to select Ricky Williams with the #5 pick of the 1st round. This was preceded by Mike Ditka announcing to the whole world at the NFL owners meetings that he would trade his entire draft for Williams, and thus, giving the Saints ZERO leverage in any negotiations.
On this day in Saints history, April 15th, 1996, the team moved into their new facility on Airline Drive in Metairie.
Who Dat History
On April 8th, 1976, the Saints selected California running back Chuck Muncie in the first round of the NFL Draft. They eventually traded him to the Chargers in 1980 for a draft pick. Do you know who the Saints eventually drafted with that pick?
On this day in Saints history, March 8th, 2002, the team dealt their controversial, Heisman-winning running back to the Miami Dolphins.
On this day in Saints history, January 29th, 1973, the team drafted Oklahoma defensive tackle Derland Moore with the 29th overall selection in the NFL Draft.
On January 24th, 2010, the Saints made franchise history by winning it's first and only NFC Championship game. Let's take a look back...
In this final installment of Who Dat History: The 1987 Season, we take the Saints to The Promised Land - from the last leg of the nine-game winning streak and playoff fever to the Vikings absolute dismantling of the Saints in the Wild Card game.
Covering the first six games of the season, including head coach Jim Mora's famous "Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda" speech.
Coming soon to a computer screen near you...the next edition of Who Dat History, the critically-lauded Canal Street Chronicles series of articles by Ralph and Hans! This time detailing the 1987 first-ever playoff season of the New Orleans Saints.
Four years ago two practice squad players get caught with their pants down and "piss" away their opportunity to play for the Saints. Literally.
On July 18, 1990, the New Orleans Saints reported to training camp in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Well, most of them anyway.
In between the start of rookie training camp and the arrival of the veterans during the team's inaugural summer of 1967, the New Orleans Saints attempted to make a big splash in free agency, signing future Hall of Fame fullback Jim Taylor on July 6.
On This Date In Saints History: July 1, 1967. Today's installment highlights the first-ever Saints training camp that opened 45 years ago today in San Diego (a site they would use for three years), and it was for rookies only (veterans showed up on July 10).
Two years ago today, the members of the New Orleans Saints family received their Super Bowl XLIV Championship rings. Slip away from all the crap and litigation and drama of today as we recall more about that special time and other related bits of Saints Super Bowl Ring history.