Tickets on sale for Saints Hall of Fame Induction and Gala for Moore, Thomas, Hebert

Tickets are now available for the 30th annual Saints Hall of Fame Induction and Gala.

The event is set for Friday, Sept. 14 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Club XLIV and Encore at Champions Square.

New Orleans Super Bowl heroes Lance Moore and Pierre Thomas will be formally inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame while long-time Saints director of photography Michael C. Hebert will receive the Joe Gemelli Fleur de Lis Award.

New Orleans Saints alumni from around the country will attend, providing a great opportunity to meet them and obtain autographs and pictures.

A gala will follow, catered by 27 restaurants and caterers providing outstanding food, including:

1718 Catering at The Hyatt
Acme Oyster House
Aroma Catering
Bayou Staffing, LLC
Bonefish Grill
Chateau Café
Chisesi Brothers/Rickey Jackson Smoked Sausage
Deanie’s Seafood
Gambino’s Bakery
Impastato’s Restaurant
Jambalaya Girl
Katie’s in Mid City
Krispy Kreme
Manning’s Restaurant
Messina’s At The Terminal
Ole Saint
Pigeon Caterers
PJ’s Coffee
Varino’s Italian Sausage
Zea Rotisserie & Bar
Zoe’s Kitchen

There will be a silent auction of outstanding sports memorabilia and door prizes as well.

ORDER TICKETS: You can order tickets to the 30th annual Saints Hall of Fame Induction/Gala on Friday, Sept. 14 honoring Lance Moore, Pierre Thomas and Michael C. Hebert by calling (504) 471-2192 or e-mailing saintshalloffame@yahoo.com.

There are two ways to order and pay. The cost is $75 per ticket.

1) You can pay by check. Mail a check for the proper amount to: SAINTS HALL OF FAME, P.O. Box 640394, Kenner, LA 7064-0394. Upon receipt, your tickets will be mailed to you immediately.

2) You can pay by credit by calling (504) 471-2192. Your tickets will be mailed to you immediately.



John Fourcade to be inducted into New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame

Congrats to a friend of the Who Dat Nation, John Fourcade !


At just 8 years old and then again as a 13-year-old high school freshman, John Fourcade learned about the execution of an about-face. On his first day of practice on the West Bank playgrounds his coach pegged him as a defensive lineman, but by the end of that first workout Fourcade had been switched to quarterback. That switch to quarterback proved to be effective – he went on to an exceptional career at the high school, college and professional levels.

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Saints Hall of Fame 2018 ~

Hey Who Dat Nation !

As you know the Saints Hall of Fame picked Lance Moore and Pierre Thomas to be introduced into the 2018 Saints Hall of Fame class.  The pair will be inducted Sept. 14 and recognized two days later on the field at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome at halftime of New Orleans’ game against Cleveland.

As we know, the museum is a non-profit museum, the Hall of Fame is always looking to help raise monies to finance the museum and items needed.  They are looking for help this year finding a sponsor for the portraits for both guys, if you know anybody who would want to help the Hall of Fame and sponsor the portrait of Pierre and Lance please contact Ken Trahan at saintshalloffame@yahoo.com and let him know you saw the story here on WhoDatNation.com

Just so you know this is what the sponsor gets !

**Portraits hang in the Saints Hall of Fame Museum permanently
**Sponsor receives an engraved name mention at the bottom of each portrait
**Sponsor receives mention and logo in Saints Hall of Fame induction/gala program (This year’s event is Friday, Sept. 14 from 7-11 p.m. at Club XLIV at Champions Square)
**Sponsor will be allowed to speak for 2-3 minutes on honoree at induction
**Sponsor will be allowed to help unveil the portrait at the event
**Sponsor will receive six tickets to the induction/gala event (Sept. 14, 2018)
**Sponsor will receive six tickets to Saints Hall of Fame annual reception/auction in Biloxi (June, 2019)


Come on Who Dat Nation I know we know somebody who can help out with an amazing cause and also be part of the
Saints Hall of Fame !



Saints’ draft class is about depth, development and Marcus Davenport

The 2017 draft will go down in history as one of the best in New Orleans Saints history.

The seven-man haul featured five eventual starters, including the offensive and defensive rookies of the year in Alvin Kamara and Marshon Lattimore.

The class played a big role in the Saints’ vault from 7-9 to 11-5 and the NFC South championship last season. It’s already being compared to the Saints’ famed 2006 draft class, widely considered the best in club history.

It would be unfair to compare the Saints’ seven-man draft class this year with the 2017 bunch. It would be almost impossible for this year’s group to match its predecessor in terms of impact or production.

This draft was less about stars and starters than it was about depth and development.

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Brian W – on the draft !

Saints: My thoughts about the draft!

The two main positions the Saints are in need of are an Edge rusher, as well as another Offensive linemen. Whether we fill the holes through the draft, trades or a free agent those are two glaring holes. The edge rusher could even be a hybrid linebacker but we need more pressure on the QB from the edge.

Sure we can use better players in all positions but I believe we need to address them in this order.

Defense Edge Rusher, Offensive linemen, Tight End, Receiver, Defensive backs, Linebacker and then Running back.

As you can see I do not list the QB position. Everyone wants a QB to replace Drew. We possibly have a QB on the roster who could replace Drew. His name is Taysom Hill. I wish Taysom Hill could be converted to a Wide Receiver. He has the speed and strength to be an all pro. I’m not sure how his hands are but let him use the Jug machine since he already has talent and is a superior athlete.

I also think the way free agency works that there are QB’s every year which will be on the open market. I hope Drew plays three more years. Realistically we can address QB next year in the draft or free agency. Why waste a pick for someone who will sit the bench for two or three years.


If we want to win a Superbowl this year then we shouldn’t draft a QB. We can use the first round pick for a Tight end or an Offensive linemen. We need another linemen who can protect Brees.

The Saints possibly will draft a late round or free agent for running back. Ingram could cost a lot next year when his contract is up. It wouldn’t surprise me to see the Saints trade him during the draft for a quality player and a draft pick. Mark is great but with Kamara and a young running back we will do better with the Cap space and it will help in the future for the Saints. Someone possibly would make a great offer for Mark after his awesome play last season.


We can use depth at every position. The most glaring need is the edge rusher. Of course we have a lot of young talent and we will see how they play this year.
Although we have starters in the defensive back position we could use quality depth.

Special teams:

We are lucky to have two outstanding specialist at Kicker and the Punter position. Thomas Morestead finally handed off the kickoffs to a kicker. His has given him more rest and improved his leg strength.
If Will Lutz can continue to play at the level he has been playing he will rival Morten Anderson and one of the better kickers the Saints have ever had.


The Saints have the 2nd hardest schedule in the league but if we stay healthy we should be in contention to win our division.

The Season should be exciting especially with the amount of National exposure and big time TV games.

If could be harder to win our Division then it is to win a playoff game this year.



Second-line in honor of Tom Benson



Tom Benson, New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner and self-made billionaire, dies at 90

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Deal is done !

The New Orleans Saints said they wanted Drew Brees to remain a New Orleans Saint.

Drew Brees will remain, and likely will finish his Hall of Fame career, as a New Orleans Saint.

Brees, the best player in franchise history, and the Saints agreed to a two-year contract Tuesday that will push Brees to 19 NFL seasons, 14 with the Saints. During the next two years, among the NFL records within Brees’ reach is passing yards (he has 70,445; Peyton Manning’s record is 71,940) and touchdown passes (Brees sits at 488; Manning’s record is 539).

“I think that provides, certainly, the team with the most flexibility when it comes to being able to anticipate the future and the ability to acquire free agents and re-sign players on our existing roster that will build a championship team,” Brees told ESPN.


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Sean Payton explains why Saints were surprised to get both Marcus Williams, Alvin Kamara

INDIANAPOLIS — The New Orleans Saints had an incredible 2017 draft class, and as the process played out, coach Sean Payton was surprised how the board fell in their favor.

Before the draft, Payton thought the 42nd overall pick in the second round would be a good spot to pick Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara. The expectation that Kamara or other talented players would be available was a reason the Saints didn’t want to trade the second-round pick away, perhaps in a potential Malcolm Butler deal.

However, when the Saints were on the clock, another player they’d given a first-round grade was still available, Utah safety Marcus Williams.

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What you should know about the Saints at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine

From teams, agents to players, virtually the entire NFL universe converges on Indianapolis in the coming days for the 2018 Scouting Combine, which begins Wednesday and runs through the weekend.

The Combine remains an essential part of the predraft process for the scheduled 336 draft-eligible participants.

And the New Orleans Saints certainly made the most of time spent in Indianapolis last year by getting a good look at draft prospects and eventually turning weakness into strengths, especially on defense.

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