Watching the Superbowl is always more fun when you watch with people who have affiliations with the teams or cities. We hosted a Superbowl party here at the apartment tonight and 3 of the people who came were either from New Orleans or went to school there. Maryanna, a native of New Orleans and an LSU grad, enlightened us all tonight with the Saints famous chants.
"Who dat? Who dat? Who dat say dey gunna beat them Saints?"
There is a debate about where the chant actually started. Some say it started with Southern University fans in the late 1960s or early 1970s. Another claim is that is began at a historically African-American all boys Catholic high school in New Orleans. Regardless of where it started, by 1983 the New Orleans Saints organization officially adopted it during Bum Phillips tenure. Aaron Neville recorded a version of "When the Saints Go Marching In" that incorporated the chant.
Who Dat Who Dat Who Dat in the Superbowl!!!!
I have not figured out how to post a video on my blog yet but copy and paste the link below for a must hear Who Dat song!!