D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) - At Hibbets Sports in Ocean Springs, people were lined outside the door. Inside, they were cheering their favorite team. Hats and shirts were the hot items and the store was packed from one end to the other. It was also important to keep a cool head in the middle of the crowd.
Also very important was being first in line. That honor belonged to Robbie Zelenty.
"We heard that Hibbet's was selling first thing, so I was the first one here," Zelenty said proudly.
Outside Dick's Sporting Goods in Diberville, the crowds were emotional and loud. Inside, money and memorabilia was changing hands as quick as a Drew Brees pass.
"Just spent 85 dollars on four shirts," Anna Hall said, "and waiting on the hats, so at seven in the morning, I'll be here."
There was just one question for Terrence Mobley and his family. Did he ever think he would be standing in a sporting goods store at 10 o'clock at night buying stuff?
"No sir, I did not, but it's really awesome," Mobley said.
Waiting in line for all things Saints was the norm, even as much as an hour. But that's not a problem for a die hard Who Dat like Kenny Blake.
"Twenty years plus waiting for this," Blake said. "It is absolutely worth it."
In the end, it was a game, and a night these Saints fans will never forget.