New Orleans Gets a Pro Football Team! | Fleur di Lis at 40 Ep. #3

The New Orleans Saints Start Marching!

Late 1965 and New Orleans is in serious consideration as the NFL’s next expansion team. After a bit of political manipulation The Big Easy becomes the 12th team in the league and the name “Saints” is decided on after the popular jazz tune “When the Saints Go Marching In“.

Here is the next episode of Fleur di Lis at 40. Included are comments from Dave Dixon – the brain-child of the whole project and the announcement from then-commissioner Pete Rozelle.


I've been following the Saints since a kid in the 70s watching the likes of Archie Manning and Tommy Myers.
We may not have as grandiose a history as some NFL teams, but there are scores of memories the New Orleans Saints have given to their fans and I have done my best to record them here at New Orleans Saints History.

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