Former Tiger great Bill Cody (’63-’66) remembers the New Orleans Saints’ first year of football:
For Cody, the atmosphere and activities along the sidelines during home games made playing in New Orleans unique.
“They were just unbelievable, the wildest stuff you could imagine,” he said. “We had (trumpeter) Al Hirt and (clarinetist) Pee Wee (Spitelera). They had a little podium behind our bench and they played all during the game. It was an outdoor party. Everybody was drunk. It was just the wildest thing you’ve ever seen.”
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