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This week I caught up with another opposing team blogger: Jamie Kelly of Blogging Dirty. He was kind enough to share his time and thoughts on the upcoming game. We dug into the rivarly and meaningfulness of this game so I hope you enjoy. Thanks to Jamie for taking the time and please go visit Blogging Dirty and give him some love on his twitter page.Saints Nation: Jamie, how far back does your fanhood go? I remember you guys stealing Bobby Hebert, Morten Andersen, Craig Heyward, Brett Maxie etc etc... from us. Still bitter. To this day Deion Sanders is still my most hated NFL player of all time for high stepping into the end zone against us. Can you share some of your historical perspective and memories with regard to this rivalry?
Blogging Dirty: Sadly my history doesn't go back that far as I am only 21! For me the rivalry has only become seriously relevant over the past five years. Growing up in the late 90's, and the early 21st century, the main rivals were th...
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