Saints History: Mike Ditka Drafts Ricky Williams
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.
This Date in Saints History: Move to Airline Drive
On this day in Saints history, April 15th, 1996, the team moved into their new facility on Airline Drive in Metairie.
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This Date in Saints History: Chuck Muncie Drafted
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?
This Date in Saints History: Ricky Williams Traded
On this day in Saints history, March 8th, 2002, the team dealt their controversial, Heisman-winning running back to the Miami Dolphins.
This Date in Saints History: 1967 Expansion Draft
On this day in Saints history, February 9th, 1967, the team took a huge step in stocking their inaugural roster by selecting 42 players in the expansion draft.
This Date in Saints History: Nolan Named Coach
On this day in Saints history, February 6th, 1978, the team hired Dick Nolan as the 6th head coach in club history.
This Date in Saints History: Haslett Named Coach
On this day in Saints history, February 3rd, 2000, the team hired defensive coordinator Jim Haslett as the 13th head coach in club history.
This Date in Saints History: Derland Moore Drafted
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.
This Date in Saints History: Archie Gets Drafted
On this day in Saints history, January 28th, 1971, the team drafted Ole Miss quarterback Archie Manning with the second overall selection in the NFL Draft.
This Date in Saints History: First Player Signed
On January 27th, 1967, the Saints signed their first ever player in franchise history, a kicker named Paige Cothren.
This Date in Saints History: Saints are NFC Champs
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...
This Date in Saints History: Bum Becomes Coach
On January 22nd, 1981, Bum Phillips was announced as the eighth head coach of the New Orleans Saints franchise.
This Date in Saints History: Whitsell to Pro Bowl
Following their inaugural season in the NFL, the New Orleans Saints sent their first representative to the Pro Bowl.
Who Dat History 1987: The Promised Land
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.
1987 Who Dat History: Coulda Woulda Shoulda DID!
After Jim Mora melted down following a heartbreaking loss to the 49ers, the Saints wouldn't lose again in 1987. Let's relive the beginning of the excitement and enjoy the run to clinching the team's first winning season.
Who Dat History 1987: Chapter 1 - Same Old Saints?
Covering the first six games of the season, including head coach Jim Mora's famous "Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda" speech.
Who Dat History: The 1987 Season - Prologue
Time for a history lesson on the 1987 New Orleans Saints. CSC Summer School is now in session, but don't worry, there are no grades.
This Date in Saints History: Saints Move Offices
Thirty-four years ago to the day, on June 5th, 1979, The New Orleans Saints officially moved their administrative offices to the Superdome.
This Date in Saints History: Benson Becomes Boss
Twenty-eight years ago to the day, on May 31st, 1985, Saints fans saw their favorite team transfer ownership for the first time.
CSC Coming Attraction: Who Dat History is Back!
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.
This Date in Saints History: Ealy, Kapanui Exposed
Four years ago two practice squad players get caught with their pants down and "piss" away their opportunity to play for the Saints. Literally.
This Date in Saints History: Benson Buys WVUE FOX
Five years ago to the day, on May 5th, 2008, Saints fans got the commitment they'd been looking for from team owner Tom Benson.
Saints #1 Draft Picks: Who Did You Love/Hate?
Time to look back at all the Saints top draft picks in history, and recall which of them you were the most excited about or most disappointed in before they even played.
On This Day in History: Saints Draft Deuce!
It was on this Draft Day 12 years ago - April 21, 2001 - that the Saints selected the man who would go on to become one of the best players in team history, running back Deuce McAllister.
On This Date in New Orleans Saints History: July 18, 1990
On July 18, 1990, the New Orleans Saints reported to training camp in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Well, most of them anyway.
On This Date in Saints History: July 6, 1967 (Part I)
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
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).
On This Date In Saints History: June 16, 2010
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.
On This Date In Saints History: June 11, 1978
On This Date In Saints History: June 11, 1978. Welcome to a new series on CSC that will illuminate and celebrate notable moments in New Orleans Saints history.
Who Dat History: The 1979 Season - Part Two
Who Dat History: The 1979 Season Part Two. Read how the Saints choked up a 21-point lead to the Raiders on Monday Night Football.
Who Dat History: The 1979 Season - Part One
Who Dat History: The 1979 Season - Part One. Come to know the 1979 Saints like you never have before.
Who Dat History: An Introduction
Who Dat History: An Introduction. Delve into the past with Ralph Malbrough and HansDat to learn some history about your New Orleans Saints.
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