January 20, 2006
Reported By: Natalie Grise
It's easy to spot Jason Boone's house. From the flags to the floor mat, even the stained glass, his house is a Saints shrine. Jason's been a huge fan for the past twenty years, and he says watching the games as a kid with his uncle got him hooked. A few years after he was introduced to his team, Jason saved his money all summer for a ticket to what would become the first of many games, and he even saved the program. This year, he went to the Saints' first game back in the Superdome after Katrina, a Monday Night game where the Saints mauled Atlanta 23-3.
"I was hoping they'd win, but honestly, there's no team in the NFL, or even in the history of the NFL that could have beat them that night,"Jason says. He actually had to stay at a relative's house in Baton Rouge that night, because he was too excited to drive all the way back to Lake Charles. But his favorite game this year was of course, the last one, the Saints' narrow victory over the Eagles taking them to the NFC title game.
"It was a tearjerker. When Deuce made the final five yard run to get first down to seal the deal, the tears just came," he recalls.
This Christmas, Jason got a puppy for his wife Roberta, and they named him "Tank," the nickname of Saints defensive tackle Hollis Thomas. Jason says if his dog was indeed a football player, he would be good at sacking quarterbacks, especially Chicago's Rex Grossman.
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