A ton, an I mean a ton of you Saints' fans didn't come on the scene until the Payton X Brees era.
Considering you're in school, whether that be HS or college almost assures me you were not a "die-hard" fan of those scrubs around the dark dark years of the franchise, I'm talking Ditka... city about to lose the franchise era.
The majority of my life, I didn't even care about FOOTBALL, the sport as a whole, on any level. I was basketball all day. I started watching football (Saints only) CASUALLY in about '05, around the time Brees & Bush got there. I was still all about basketball up until 2 years ago. Now I hate basketball & football is life.
The Saints have been my team since I started to remotely care about football as a whole. I DO consider myself a die-hard fan now, because I've been a fan for half of my life, & before that i didn't even watch football. Can't speak for anyone else, but I feel like I have a legitmate reason for being a fan since the Brees/Payton era, not to mention I'm from Louisiana.
Been an LSU fan for a little bit less time than a Saints fan, only because I didn't care about cfb until later. My becoming a fan played out the same way as my becoming a Saints fan.
Edited by CMN97 - 10/15/13 at 3:40pm