Aug 5, 2012 10:01 PM by Maddie Garrett
Saints fans ending their weekend on a high note, with the first game of the preseason. And for the Who Dat Nation, this was a night and a game months in the making.
For true Saints fans, the wait is until football season is almost unbearable. Throw in a troubled off season marked by the bounty controversy, and you've got the Black and Gold fans ready to move on.
"We're going to forget about that, that's a brush off our shoulder, we got this season," said Saints fan Justin Toups.
"It's not going to have any effect at all, we're ready and this season is going to be just as great as last season," said fan Jillian Alexander.
Even without Sean Payton, these fans aren't worried. After all -- they've still got Drew Brees.
"Drew Brees is going to kick a lot of booty," said Justin Toups. Friend Shawn Dunn explains, "Kind of proves the fact that we're still the same team we were, with or without Sean Payton, even though we need him, we can play at the highest caliber of anybody else."
Even though it's a pre-season game, these fans said it still counts.
"No matter if it's preseason, regular season, super bowl, off season, any news about the Saints we know about it so pretty big fans," said Kyle Toups.