Black & Gold X’s & O’s | Why I’m a Saints Fan

By NFLSportChannel
for NFLSportChannel.com

Published: April 8, 2009

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... to bring you insight as if I am Sean Payton. But before I totally preview the column, I want to give you just a quick (sorry I totally intended for it to be) idea of who I am, beyond what is said in my bio.

I have never actually played the game of football, sadly. In fact, it's the only sport I've never played. I always wanted to, but my mom was too afraid I'd get hurt and simply would not allow me try out for my high school team. I still went to all my school's games, and learned the game some through that, but also by watching it on TV and going to UCLA football games.

I was in 6th grade when I fell in love, sadly not with a girl, but with a football player. His name is Drew Brees. He was a sophomore at Purdue. From then on, every game he played in, I had to watch. Every article I ever saw written about him, I had to read. Every interview and story on TV I had to watch. Although I still loved UCLA foot...

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