Saints vs. Falcons: To Hate This Much Is To Be Happy Forever

December 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Hatred strikes me as one of the few signs of life remaining in the world. This is another thing about the world which is upside-down: all the friendly and likable people seem dead to me; only the haters seem alive.
Walker Percy  
Any Saints fan 40-plus remembers when they became a Falcon hater like it was yesterday.
It was Nov. 12, 1978, when New Orleans Saints fans discovered the kind of true happiness that only the hatred of a bitter rival can produce.
With the Saints still in playoff contention on that fall afternoon 31 years ago, Archie Manning and a stubborn defense held the Steve Bartkowski-led Atlanta Falcons at bay for 59 minutes.
The Falcons had closed the gap to 17-13 on a Hascal Stanback touchdown run with 57 seconds to go. Then, the Saints took over presumably to run out the clock.
Legendary Saints radio Voice Wayne Mack , a Chicago native, had the call:
"With this big win, the fans will be dancing on the tables at ...

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