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Posted at 12:00 PM, May 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-06 13:00:07-04

Two things happened this weekend that revisited the ignoble end of the New Orleans Saints’ past season.

First, the (initial) winner of the Kentucky Derby, Maximum Security, was disqualified for committing a foul, and then Jimmy Buffett showed up at Jazz Fest in costume.

Last year’s Saints’ season ended with a game that will live in infamy: Fans believe a pass interference call wasn’t made, and that this mistake cost the Saints the game. The NFL refused to intervene, adding to many fans’ dislike of the league’s commissioner, Roger Goodell.

If there’s one thing you can be sure of regarding Saints fans, its their long memories; but another thing you can be sure of is their sense of humor about everything. This weekend’s social media happenings prove both.

In the first case, the horse that crossed the line first at the Derby was disqualified for blocking horses behind him – the horse appeared to be spooked, but the infraction could have easily resulted in a pile-up that left horses and jockeys injured or worse. That horse was placed behind the worst-finishing horse he blocked. The horse that crossed the line second was named the winner. In other words, the organization overseeing the athletic contest intervened when a foul affecting the outcome was committed.

Shortly after this occurred, the Saints’ Twitter account posted the following:

Then on Sunday, there was another reference to the situation at the last day of this year’s Jazz Fest.

Here’s Jimmy Buffett, being Jimmy Buffett at Jazz Fest dressed as a blind referee: