Posted on: February 3, 2010 4:58 pm
Edited on: February 3, 2010 6:38 pm
The Huffington Post gives us the Top 10 New Orleans Songs found on YouTube.
All ten videos are there for you to peruse, and some are better than others. Although I wouldn't recommend listening to all of them back-to-back because it might cause you to run around your work place flashing your boobs at random co-workers and demanding they throw beads at you.
The more I think about it, the more I think I want the Saints to win the Super Bowl.
Nothing against the fine people of Indianapolis, but you just know that if the Saints pull it off, the partying down in New Orleans is going to be all kinds of explode your face insane.
That's not me talking. It's science!
Posted on: February 3, 2010 3:50 pm
Edited on: February 3, 2010 3:52 pm
PFT found a quote by Colts tight end Dallas Clark, basically saying he has no earthly idea what Who Dat means.
"I have no idea what it means," Clark said. "No reason to care. That's not a good thing I don't think. I sure that's a good thing for them so hopefully we don't hear it too much. I just don't know the story behind what that's about."
Look, we know it's not immediately obvious, but anyone with the slightest bit of natural curiosity (and access to a computer) should be able to figure it out.
Of course, 'Who Dat' has swept the nation lately and was even recently the subject of controversy when the NFL threatened business owners who carried 'Who Dat' merchandise with cease and desist letters (the Louisiana attorney general announced that there was an agreement reached by the league and these shop owners).
Who Dat is part of the Saints history and the term even has its own Wikipedia page. Who Dat is helping save animals in shelters. Who Dat has people planning their nuptials around Saints games. Who Dat is everywhere!!
So Mike Florio was right to admonish Clark for not knowing more about Who Dat.
As for me: I actually never really looked into the origins of Who Dat or realized it carried such lofty cultural significance. I just thought that's how people talked now.
Posted on: January 28, 2010 3:42 pm
Edited on: January 28, 2010 5:45 pm
Saints fans have run amok on the world what with their singlehandedly revitalizing the newspaper industry, taking over the city of Miami, and halting America's justice system on a whim.
But there's one entity Saints fans apparently cannot overcome. That's right. NFL lawyers.
Per PFT, a Louisiana television station is reporting that the NFL has sent out cease and desist letters to businesses that sell merchandise that read 'Who Dat' on them.
"I really thought the 'Who Dat' was something that belonged to the people more than to the Saints or to the NFL or anything else," said one shop owner Josh Harvey. NFL spokesman Dan Masonson disagrees: "Any unauthorized use of the Saints colors and other [marks] designed to create the illusion of an affiliation with the Saints is equally a violation of the Saints trademark rights because it allows a third party to 'free ride' by profiting from confusion of the team's fans, who want to show support for the Saints."
You can say that these business owners should just go to court and fight this thing using the impenetrable "Saintsmania" defense. It would be an open and shut case, you'd say. But keep in mind that because most of these business owners are Saints fans -- and recent evidence suggests they are an unstoppable force -- using the argument for their own personal means might very well rip a hole in the space-time continuum. Most scientists would flat out disagree with me on this. But we just can't take that risk!