The Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Ain'ts (whoops, autocorrect) are meeting up again Monday night. It's a bitter rivalry in the south. Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon said it best when he said the two cities HATE each other. So why hate the New Orleans Saints? There are many reasons, but we narrowed the list down to 10.
Let's just get this one out of the way. The Saints used to pay players bounties for injuring opposing players. Doesn't sound like a very Saintly thing to do to us.
2. Sean Payton should be unemployed
Sean Payton, the head coach now and during bounty-gate, should have been fired after the scandal. He was not.
3. They don't pay the power bill
You have to admit, the Superdome is a pretty iconic part of the New Orleans. But you never know when the lights might just go out during a game.
4. Can't talk to a fan without them bringing up the Saints' Super Bowl victory
It's like talking to someone whose kid is on the honor roll. Do you really need a bumper sticker on your car bragging about your 8-year-old's straight As? What about all the other years they got a B?
5. They act like they're so much better
Saints fans always act like they blow out the Falcons. All I did was casually walk into work today and someone, whose name I'll change to Addie (oops, forgot to change it) was already dishing out the trash talk.
6. They ignore the real facts
Here are the facts, Addie. The Falcons lead the all-time series 48-45. Plus, the Falcons have the largest blowout victory of the series, 62-7 in 1973. Plus, the Falcons have the longest winning streak of the series at 10 in a row (1995-1999).
7. They can't spell or say "That"
We southerners say a lot of things funny, like y'all for you all and Coke when we mean just about any other drink. But go to New Orleans, go inside the Superdome, and you won't hear Saints fans say, "Oh my, who is that mediocre football team in the black and gold losing to the Falcons?" No, they say, "Who dat? Who dat?"
Why can they never recognize their own football team? Maybe take a break from Bourbon Street.
8. They can't spell or say "That," but they can spell and say Geaux
Plus, that really belongs to LSU.
9. They pee'd on the Falcons logo
They danced and celebrated on the Falcons logo after earning a playoff berth in 2010. One Saints player said he even urinated on the Falcons logo. Supposedly, he was just joking, but we don't believe him.
10. Because why wouldn't you hate the Saints?
It's an NFC South rivalry, so many players jump ship to go to either team, plus everything we've already said. Who would ever like the Aint's? (Sorry, that darn autocorrect).