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Who Dats spreadn' da love in Hancock County

By Krystal Allan – bio | email

HANCOCK COUNTY, MS(WLOX)-Who Dat fever is now an infectious epidemic. If you were wondering who's helping lead the charge for the Who Dat nation, we found him in Hancock County. .

"It's the Who Dat nation, I'm the co-chairman," says Henry (Big Henry) Smith, Hancock County.

For Who Dat, Kevin Crawford, this wasn't the first time he watched the Saints accomplish a franchise first.

"I was 13-years-oldm a freshman in high school and my father bought season tickets. I was at the Saints first game when John Gilliam ran the opening kick back for a touchdown," Crawford says.

Former Saints Quarterback, Bobby Herbert is one of the hosts of WWL's Second Guess. He says this win has been a long time coming for Who Dats across the country.

"Everyone always said wait till next year, or I hope the Saints win a Superbowl before I die. They all had loved ones they wish could have shared this experience," says Herbert.

It's a sentiment Who Dat George Marshall of New Orleans shares. His wishes his dad could have lived to witness this history-making win after all these years.

"You're gonna make me cry. I wish he was here. I wish he was here...unbelievable...we are the number one New Orleans Saints...Who Dat!!" says Marshall.

Some say the Saints Superbowl win is a story people can look to and draw parallels to their own lives.

"With post-Katrina and people being down and out, it just gives them hope. If the Saints can do so, I can in my life and that's much more than a game. It's much more than being Superbowl champs. It's a lifestyle and that's what the Who Dat nation is all about.

The Nielson ratings showed this Superbowl wasn't just the most watched in Superbowl history, it was them most watched in television history. It beat out the last episode of MASH back in 1983

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