Saints Build Statue Of Man Who Tried To Move The Team

The Saints and Pelicans surprised owner Tom Benson with a 13.5-foot bronze statue outside of the Superdome, a venerable and iconic arena that nine years ago Benson tried to get declared unusable after Hurricane Katrina in an attempt to break his lease and relocate the Saints to San Antonio. » 9/03/14 3:06pm 9/03/14 3:06pm

Ray Lewis Still Not Making Any Sense

Ray Lewis thinks it was a conspiracy that turned the lights off at the Superdome during the Super Bowl last year. Lewis revealed his theory during filming for America's Game, an NFL Films series that discusses the previous Super Bowl with a few members of the winning team. This year, they spoke with Lewis, John… » 8/31/13 4:49pm 8/31/13 4:49pm

Why Did The Superdome Power Go Out?

The lights went out, and they stayed out for 34 minutes. Colin Kaepernick had just been sacked, and the 49ers were down 22, and if momentum is a real thing, the blackout swung it firmly to San Francisco. Had the Niners come back to win, the power outage would've gone down in sports history as one of the great… » 2/04/13 12:40pm 2/04/13 12:40pm

The Best And Most Surreal Photographs From The Power Outage At The…

The power outage tonight in the Superdome created 34 minutes of awkward television and some truly dreamlike sports photography. We've collected the best from the Associated Press and Getty. Top photo by Evan Vucci/AP. » 2/04/13 12:15am 2/04/13 12:15am

Here's Your GIF Of The Moment The Lights Went Out At The Super Bowl

"The players have never been in a situation like this before..." as in the power going out, or the Super Bowl, or sober in New Orleans, or other? » 2/03/13 8:55pm 2/03/13 8:55pm

The Lights Went Out In The Superdome

What a weird Super Bowl this has been. The Ravens are all over the 49ers, but it's been a handful of big plays rather than methodical domination so it almost feels like San Francisco is still in it. A fake field goal, a kickoff return, a 56-yard tumbling bomb of a touchdown, an exploding guitar and now the power is… » 2/03/13 8:54pm 2/03/13 8:54pm

Was This Former Saints Electrician The Source For ESPN's Wiretapping…

FOX8 in New Orleans claims to have identified ESPN's source for the Mickey Loomis wiretapping story, and if they're right, it wasn't anyone intimately connected with football operations. Instead, FOX8 (a station owned by Saints owner Tom Benson) claims it was Tim Landry, a sound and electrical worker who was fired by… » 4/27/12 11:40am 4/27/12 11:40am

Watch An All-Male Dance Troupe Take The Field At Halftime Of The…

When it came to the Saints getting throttled by the Titans in the final preseason game of the year the other night, here's what one guy wrote: » 9/03/11 2:30pm 9/03/11 2:30pm

Why Take A Home Game Away From The Saints?

The NFL announced yesterday that next year's Wembley Stadium in London game will be between the New Orleans Saints and the San Diego Chargers. This makes sense — perhaps we'll get a Reggie Bush giant robot — but we don't quite understand: Why are the Saints the home team? » 1/28/08 2:20pm 1/28/08 2:20pm

Another Reason To Descend On The Superdome

If you still haven't gotten that icky racist-LSU-fans taste out of your mouth after reading that story earlier today, here's a New Orleans story that might cheer you up: In April, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Vagina Monologues, they're turning the entrance to the Superdome into a giant vagina. » 1/18/08 3:15pm 1/18/08 3:15pm

Saints: America's Guilty Conscience Team

Like most of you who decided that NFL Sunday Ticket isn't quite valuable enough to make up for the utter uselessness of DirectTV, we spent yesterday at a sports bar, looking past the impromptu games of beer pong to watch hundreds of television screens full of football. And we saw what we're sure you saw: Everyone's… » 9/12/05 9:39am 9/12/05 9:39am

The Monstrosity of Leaving The Big Easy

Currently, the New Orleans Saints — we have to keep reminding ourselves that New Orleans had a football team, and that they still exist right now — are denying CNN's reports that the Superdome will have to be torn down, but whether CNN is right or not, the team still needs someplace to play right now. The Saints'… » 9/08/05 9:30am 9/08/05 9:30am

NFL To New Orleans: Let Them Eat Cake

We live in New York City, which inexplicably does not carry the NFL Network — write your Congressmen! — so we missed a pretty huge faux pas from the league. Fortunately, those intrepid souls at Football Outsiders watched it for us. » 9/01/05 2:24pm 9/01/05 2:24pm

Shots Fired Outside Superdome

It's beginning to turn crazy and chaotic outside the Superdome; people are actually shooting at the rescue helicopters, which is totally counterproductive. They're trying to get the refugees out of there so they can ship them to the Reliant Astrodome — to remind you, Reliant sponsors a dead dome — because apparently… » 9/01/05 10:49am 9/01/05 10:49am

Saints Searching For a Home


As New Orleans seemingly turns into more of a swamp by the day, it is beginning to occur to sports people that New Orleans has a football team, and that team is going to need somewhere to play. The Saints' home opener was scheduled for September 18, but not only won't be able to play in the Superdome, they probably… » 8/31/05 10:33am 8/31/05 10:33am

The Waste Of The Superdome


A look at the Superdome from the inside up. Those who were in the Dome during the hurricane say the bathrooms were overrun with trash and the heat was "unbearable." Which makes it pretty much like every football Sunday, actually. » 8/30/05 5:35pm 8/30/05 5:35pm

We'll Avoid Any "Let's Blow The Roof Off This Place!" Comments


This is the home of the New Orleans Saints, first game September 18 against the New York Giants. In other words, we hope the fine folks at Tulane have some free space that Sunday. » 8/29/05 3:32pm 8/29/05 3:32pm

Taking Refuge In Superdome ... For Now


As Hurricane Katrina blasts the 10,000-or-so people taking refuge in the New Orleans Superdome — which, as terrifying as this all is, you have to admit, is probably more people than have been in the Superdome at once since, well, since ever — we hope for the safety of those in the New Orleans, Mobile, Ala., and… » 8/29/05 10:37am 8/29/05 10:37am