Jan 10, 2014 8:27 PM by Alex Labat

Who Dat Say Dey Superstitious?

You can consider David Faulk the Saints' 12th man. The Popeyes eating, Voodoo practicing owner of Louisiana Hot Stuff says if you're a fan of Louisiana sports, he's been your secret weapon. "Did the Ragin Cajuns win the New Orleans Bowl?", asks Faulk. "Did the LSU Tigers win the Outback Bowl? Does the New Orleans Saints have a kicker who hadn't kicked field goals in a year, kick four field goals in it's victory over Philadelphia? Need I say more?" He says being superstitious is part of being a Saints fan, and after losing so many games for so long...something has to work. "Saints fans are the greatest fans in the world. Because of the abuse that they have had to take for so many years", says the Saints fan of nearly 47 years.

And whether it's putting the gris-gris on the opposing team with a chant:

Gris-gris, pâta très,
in heaven Al Hirt will play his jazz.
May the ears of Seattle ring with "Mardi Gras Mambo",
while the Saints stir up a nice Seahawk gumbo.

Voodoo, Voodoo...stir this brew,
then let a few "Who Dats" season that Seahawk roux.
Seattle, Seattle may your running game stop,
and all of your quarterback's passes end with a drop.

May Popeye's be eaten with zest on that day,
and to all of you Seahawks, this I will say:
"Your feathers will fly, the mighty Saints will prevail.
They like playing on the road now...and this time, won't fail".

Or just praying for a victory, Faulk says in the end, it's all about having fun. "Whatever it is, just be positive about it. But most of all, enjoy yourself, it's a sport. We're supposed to have fun with all of that".



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