"Double Coverage" with Kristian and T-Bob
Text Us: 870870
Studio: (504)260.1870
A   A   A
 Follow 
Share

Posted: Friday, 06 September 2013 6:10PM

Saints fan talks about his viral photo with Atlanta's Roddy White




A photo that has been making the rounds on the internet the last few months has again taken on new life as the Saints host the Falcons this weekend in the Superdome.

In the photo, a smiling Saints fan holds up a Drew Brees jersey while posing with Falcons wide receiver Roddy White.  White's less-than-enthused expression resembles a man who just bit into a rotten lemon soaked in Tabasco sauce.  

Robert Harrison is the Who Dat in the photo, and we were able to get in touch with him after he sent us the photo via Facebook.

Harrison grew up in Washington Parish and moved away from Louisiana for a few years after graduating from Franklinton High School in 1994, but says he always kept the Black & Gold near and dear to his heart.  He recently moved back to the New Orleans area, and we caught up with him as he was heading to Gleason Gras at Champions Square.

He explained the picture was taken in February during Super Bowl week in New Orleans.

"Me and the wife decided to go down to the NFL Experience...And lo and behold, I saw the billboard promoting the individual players taking pictures, and it just clicked in my head," Harrison said.  "I sprinted all the way across the hall to make a beeline to where Roddy White was."

Harrison said he was pretty much surrounded at that point by Atlanta supporters, who had apparently pre-booked their Super Bowl trip to New Orleans in the mistaken notion that the Falcons would be playing in the Big Game in the Saints' house.

"I'm in the line, it was a lot of Falcons fans," "I'm in line, and I'm a little fanatic, and I haven't been home for a lot of games, and I had a little bit of pent-up Who Dat energy...And I said, 'You know what, I'm going to take this jersey off and ask him to hold it,' or get him to sign my hat, which had a fleur-de-lis on it."

Robert said he wasn't entirely sure they would let him carry out his plan.

"I kept getting closer and closer, and I'm thinking, 'They're not going to let me take the picture.'  And they did have a state trooper who said, 'you going to be all right?' and I said, 'I'll be totally respectful.'  And when we got up to him, that look he had in the picture....man, the look he had in the picture is the same look he had when I turned the corner and took off the jersey, and he said, 'Dude, you can't be serious.'"

The now-famous photo has made the rounds across fan boards and blogs in both Louisiana and Atlanta.

"It's just my little piece of payback for him about what he had to say about New Orleans, how he didn't like coming down here, and the food, and then he tried to retract it," Harrison said.

Harrison will be wearing the same jersey this Sunday in the Superdome, and his distaste for all things Falcons is echoed by many Who Dats.  

"When I was growing up, I used to dislike the 49ers, just because they used to beat us all the time, and they were in our division.  I used to live in Minneapolis, and I hate the Vikings.  And I've never had any good thing to say about the Cowboys.  But, that Falcons team....I don't even like getting gas in Georgia, or taking flights through Atlanta," he said with a laugh.  "That picture was worth every bit of waiting and hoping.  His reaction was completely worth it."

A   A   A
 Follow 
Share
Deke's Blog
Deke: 2009 was the gold standard for Saints turnovers
From Gary Gibbs, Gregg Williams, Steve Spagnuolo, Rob Ryan and now Dennis Allen, the five coaches that have been in charge of a Saints defense have all had a common theme - try to create turnovers. We all know that seasons in which titles are won are...
Read More
Big Chief's Super 6 College Football Poll
Football season is never over.  As I look back at my notes from last season, thumb through several pre-season publications and surf the net, I've come up with what I think are the best six teams to start the season.  So here's what I...
Read More
Deke: Deuce McAllister will make all of us better!
Ah Deuce McAllister, where do I start?  Better yet, how can I stop - talking about the explosive plays Deuce made, how his presence on the field made the Black & Gold a much better team, or his record-setting accomplishment as the all-time...
Read More
Deke: Defense came up big, got the edge at Saints mini camp
It has been the theme for quite some time, but the end results haven't been what the team wants. Turnovers, and being able to force them, are something the New Orleans Saints have made a strong emphasis on the last few off seasons, and today, the...
Read More
Bobby: Saints very competitive at practice today
The New Orleans Saints began their three day mini-camp today with a two hour and twenty minute practice that started on the outdoor fields, but heavy rain forced the team inside of the indoor facility. The Saints worked on several phases of their game...
Read More
Hokie's Blog
Bobby's Blog
Kristian's Blog
Kristian: Status of Saints training camp still unknown admist floods
West Virginia, in particular Greenbrier valley, and White Sulphur Springs has suffered from significant flooding at the Greenbrier resort and surrounding communities.  “America’s Resort” is closed until further notice, and 60 roads...
Read More
Saints tweak roster, sign DT CJ Wilson
The Saints announced today they've placed CB Kyle Wilson on reserve/Injured list and have signed DT C.J. Wilson. Kyle Wilson signed last off-season with the Saints and played a role as reserved defensive back last season.  C.J. Wilson comes...
Read More
Kristian: Which Saints player is in a make-or-break season?
This question is easy to answer. If Player X doesn't perform, he's likely out of New Orleans following the season.  Player X would be Safety Jairus Bryd.   Since Byrd arrived in New Orleans during the 2014 off-season after signing a...
Read More
Kristian: Deuce taught me more in one Saints game than I learned in 7 years
What made Deuce McAllister special as a football player and as a human being will make him even more special as a broadcaster and color analyst for WWL and the Saints Radio Network. If you've ever interacted with Deuce the thing that grabs you...
Read More
Saints announce West Virginia training camp dates
The Saints wrapped up their three day mini camp today, and will be off until training camp. Coach Sean Payton announced today that players will report to the Greenbrier in West Virginia on July 27th for physicals and a conditioning test, and the first...
Read More
Saints vs Panthers

Team News
Saints Schedule
Transactions/Injuries
Division Standings
NFC Standings
ADVERTISEMENT

WWL iPhone App

Contests

FACEBOOK

1 Thing

Contact Us

Powered By InterTech Media, LLC™