Saints Football like no other New Orleans Saints Fansite! New Orleans Saints History covers over 45 years of NFL action with our beloved Saints. The good years and bad years are all covered with highlights - stats - pictures - rosters - even some videos. We go all the way to the beginning in 1967 with Billy Kilmer and Tom Dempsey to Archie Manning and Chuck Muncie through Jim Mora and the Dome Patrol years right to the historical Super Bowl 44 win over Peyton Manning and the Colts. We even have an Image Gallery chock full of New Orleans Saints Players both past and present. Check out the All-Time Saints records too. We even have many Saints Yearbooks in both a zipped and Pdf format you can read or download
So if you've been a Saints fan from the old days, look around and enjoy the memories. If you're a new Saints fan, you can see just how far we've come since the days of the Bagheads and Big Ben. Or, if your just a fan of NFL history you'll like the pictures and coverage of the "Old School NFL" we have.
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Chuck Muncie March 17, 1953-May 14, 2013 RIP
Bradley Handwerger / WWLTV.com Sports Reporter
Chuck Muncie, a member of the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame and former standout running back for the San Diego Chargers, has died at the age of 60.
The Saints and Chargers both confirmed his death, while ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that he died from a heart attack.
A 2008 L.A. Times story on Muncie chronicled his redemption from drug abuse that ended his NFL career early.
Muncie went to prison in 1989 for selling cocaine. Years after his release from prison, where he spent 1½ years, the former running back great founded the Chuck Muncie Youth Foundation, which has helped “countless youngsters avoid the bad decisions that nearly destroyed” Muncie, the Times said.
The Saints drafted Muncie out of the University of California in 1976 with the third overall pick.
He ended up playing for the Saints for five seasons, rushing for 3,393 yards, then the most-ever in franchise history. He averaged 4.31 yard-per-carry in his five seasons in New Orleans. Both are fifth-best in franchise history.
He registered six 100-yard games with New Orleans, his best a 161-yard day against Atlanta on Sept. 2, 1979. And his 1,198 yards that season made him the first 1,000-yard rusher in Saints history.
That season, Muncie earned a Pro Bowl berth, becoming the only Saints player ever to earn that all-star game’s MVP award.
On Oct. 7, 1980, Muncie was traded to the Chargers, where he finished his career, for a second-round pick.
In San Diego, he turned in an impressive 1981 season, registering a then-franchise best 19 touchdowns. In more than three seasons with the Chargers, he rushed for 3,309 yards, including 11 100-yard games, and 43 rushing touchdowns, still the second-most in San Diego history.
Saints Yearbooks in Pdf Format!
Thanks to Ulrik (www.neworleanssaints.dk) and the some of the members of Saints Report, we've started a little project to digitalize past New Orleans Saints Yearbooks. The yearbooks are in a Pdf format and can be saved right to your computer. We currently have 1968, 1974, 1988, 1989 and 1991 and 1998-2011. If you'd like to get involved, just drop me anote via the Contact Form above.
Dome Patrol Video!!
It's been said over and over again....."If we had today's offense with The Dome Patrol we would be undefeated every year!
Now some of you young-un's may not be aware of just how good that defense was back in the mid 80s to the early 90's, but they were good. From 1987 to 1992 they gave up 10 points or less in 27 games (5 of those games were shut outs).
Here's a video I've had on my computer for along time and I've finally gotten around to adding it. It typifies the swarming, gang-tackling machine that that defense was.
I honestly can't recall where I got this video. If you know, please contact me so I can give credit where credit is due.