Who Dats come out to tailgate last regular season home game

By Doug Walker – bio | email

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WLOX) - It was time for the last regular season home tailgating party outside the Superdome.  And the Who Dats came by the hundreds, chanting, doing some high voltage cheering and cooking up a feast of grilled delicacies.

Flags were flying high with pride, and balloons were used to intimidate the opposition.  Tony Indovina has been tailgating for years.  He sums up the season by looking at the bright side of last week's loss. "I wish we would have won the game so they can go undefeated for the season," Indovina said.  "But that loss kind of, I think it helped them to understand that anybody can beat anybody.

George Fabian and his crew from Picayune pull out all the stops when it comes to tailgating, taking a back seat to no one.  And what's good for the Saints is good for the city, according to Fabian.  "It brought the city closer together that what is was before the storm but the team has brought a high spirit to the city, a more unified spirit and just a happier time down here."

Across the parking lot, Preston Bourda was cooking up a storm, and making a bold prediction for all of Who Dat Nation. "Dreams come true I guess.:" Bourda said.  "It's been years to come in the making for us and we're going to get it, Superbowl bound baby, Superbowl bound."

Even the parking lot attendant couldn't hide his feelings about his beloved Saints, shouting, "Who Dat, let's go Saints, Who Dat."

And all the tailgaters are hoping they'll have two more games after today to cheer their team to victory in the playoffs and onto the Super Bowl.

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