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Saints Fans, Time To Man Up!

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Every young sports fan in America can remember turning on the radio and listening to that legendary, iconic sportscaster in their hometown and just get caught up in the game and lose track of time. In San Antonio, I grew up listening to Dan Cook’s stories. Yes, the game aint over till the fat lady sings folks! Chicago Cubs fans loved Harry Carey. Saints fans had their own colorful personality when they listened to the Saints on the radio- Buddy Diliberto, or Buddy D. as he was better known as.

Buddy D. was as big a Saints fan as you would ever meet. His commentary embodied both the love the fans had for the team, but also the frustration the fans went through season after season. He promised fans that he would wear a dress and parade down Bourbon Street if the Saints ever made it to the Super Bowl. Unfortunately, Buddy D died in 2005 before the Saints ever made it to the Super Bowl, but his legacy lives on.

His successor on the WWL radio show, Bobby Hebert, promised to live up to Buddy D.’s promise if the Saints ever made it to the Super Bowl..and the time has come to fulfill that promise.

This Sunday at high noon will be the “Buddy and Bobby’s Brawds Bunch-of-Men’s Dress March”. Yes, Bobby will be leading a second line complete with brass bands in a parade starting in front of the Superdome in a dress. The parade will go down Poydras and turn on Carondolet towards Bourbon and end at Oceana Grill (739 Conti St.), where WWL will host a four hour long Saints radio special and a block party. And there will be prizes for “Best Dress” and “Hairy Legs.”

So, come support your Saints this Sunday, dress or not, and have a good time looking good.

“When you go to Heaven after you die, tell St. Peter you’re a Saints fan. He’ll say, ‘C’mon in, I don’t care what else you done, you suffered enough.” – Buddy D.


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