Black and gold tailgate parties

By Jessica Bowman – email

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Some Gulfport businesses took up Mayor George Schloegel's bet, having a black and gold tailgate party to support the Saints.

Saints fan said, "Who Dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints?!? Who Dat!"

More than 200 employees from United States Marine took time off work to celebrate.

"Who Dat," a group of workers chanted.

"I want to make sure everybody knows no military craft were hurt with this celebration. We're still going to build good products," said CEO of United States Marine Barry Dreyfus, Jr.

Luis Anglero works in the receiving department. He said he came to work early to get all the tailgating supplies.

Luis Anglero said, "Three hundred hot dogs, three hundred hamburger buns and three hundred hamburgers."

Dreyfus said, "Mayor Scholegel said people should do this, so we are doing this and going to send Gulfport the bill!"

Employees at John Fayard Self Storage were also cheering the Saints on in the parking lot.

Tory Fayard and Ashley Champan are among the throngs of Saints fans, and they were excitedly chanting the Who Dat cheer!

"We wanted to be a part of history and celebrate with the rest of the coast," said Mary Lamberg, General Manager of John Fayard Self Storage.

The Who Dat Nation was once again making their presence known on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

All are in agreement of one thing, they believe the Saints are going to win.

"37-21, Who Dat baby," one Saints fan predicted.

Another fan said, "27- 32, Saints!"

"Bring home that trophy Who Dat," said Shane Terrell.

CEO of United States Marine, Barry Dreyfus said all employees at United States Marine will have Monday off. He says whether the Saints win or lose he just doesn't feel many people will be in shape to work.

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