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As an avid Atlanta Falcons fan, why do you hate the divisional rival New Orleans Saints?

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It's the NFL offseason, Atlanta Falcons fans. But you knew that already. If not, ignore me and proceed to the Gumdrop Forest. (Beware of the one-eyed unicorn!) Look, we're now past OTAs, looking ahead to training camp. It's an exciting but agonizing time for fans. On the one hand, you're looking ahead to the next season. At the same time, you're painfully aware of the absence of football. I've never been to prison, but if I had to guess, it's like serving the last couple of weeks of a lengthy prison sentence.

So that leaves us with ... discussion. And I'm thinking we need to rehash a popular debate around here. As you all know, the New Orleans Saints are a worthless football team. They are the scum of the Earth. They are, in a word, yucky. As Falcons fans, we love to hate them. But we're not singular in our focus - we hate them for a variety of reasons. Me personally? I hate them because their fans occupy much of metropolitan Atlanta. They're like fruit flies, if fruit flies were bumbling idiots that can't spell the word "that."

So tell me, Falcoholics, why do you hate the Saints?