A Look Back: Frenchy’s Original Play-by-Play History of the New Orleans Saints
Devised from clippings dating back to the mid-1960s, when the New Orleans Saints were established, this original Frenchy piece is unlike any other NFL artifact. With merely 200 limited edition serigraphs available, this authentic piece honors and celebrates the most memorable events in Saints’ history.
Can you name all the events from the bottom left? Can your truest of true Saints fans? Bring it. (The whole depiction is outlined below, but go ahead, and test your pals’ Saints history with this extraordinary limited edition Frenchy original).
– John W. Mecom, Jr.
– Tom Fears, his Saints scored on the first-ever kickoff return in franchise history.
– John Gillian #42 returning the opening kickoff 94 yards in the Saints’ inaugural game.
– Tulane Stadium: home to the NFL’s New Orleans Saints from their first game on September 17, 1967 until December 8, 1974.
– Billy Kilmer #17.
– Doug Atkins #81.
– Under Jim Finks’ watch, the Saints posted their first winning season.
– Tom Dempsey #19, 63 yard field goal, with Joe Scarpati #21.
– Brian Milne #40 “Hakim drops the Ball.”
– Archie Manning #8, QB New Orleans Saints from 1971 to 1982, “we love you Archie.”
– Mort Anderson #7 & Guido Merkens #19.
– “Dome Patrol”.
– Ricky Jackson #57.
– Micky Loomis is the executive vice president and GM of the New Orleans Saints.
– Steve Gleason #37 blocks punt during Dome home opener.
– Frenchy, first team artist in NFL history. Painted live from the sidelines during home games at the Super Dome 2001-2008, he is depicted here working on a Deuce McAllister painting.
– Deuce McAllister #26.
– Tracy Porter #22, Porter intercepted a pass from Minnesota’s QB Brett Favre, sending the game to overtime. The Saints later prevailed with a final score of 31-28.
– Garrett Hartley #5. On January 24, 2010 he made a 40-yard field goal in overtime against the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game to send the New Orleans Saints to their first Super Bowl.
– Rita Benson LeBlanc celebrating NFC championship with Tom & Grace Benson.
– NFC champion trophy.
– Mark Brunell #11, back up QB.
– Thomas Morstead #6 Kicking off the second half, the Saints caught Indy by surprise with the “ambush” play with Scott Fujita #55 and Will Smith #91 (an onside kick in kickoff formation), which the Saints recovered, shifting the momentum to them.
– Tracy Porter #22 intercepts Payton Manning to clench Saints’ Superbowl WIN!
– Coach Sean Payton & Drew Brees #9, celebrating after Super Bowl victory.
– New Orleans Saints official Super Bowl victory parade.
– The SUPER DOME with “Honey” the Mardi Gras Indian, Re Birth Brass Band, the Whistle Monsta, the Popes of Oak Street, Mack the Quack, Gordon and Daughter.