I follow @Official_Saints on Twitter, and also on Facebook, and they sent out a tweet asking for fan photos from the game. Naturally, I had taken our flag for just such a photo opportunity. Jonathan declined the chance to be IN the picture, but agreed to take one of Jim, Matthew, and me before the game. Actually it was before the stadium doors opened. I like to arrive early. The photo, along with another I took of a fan inside, was posted on the Saints Facebook page. Who Dat!
He was trying to stay warm, too.
Our seats were in the section above the tunnel where the visiting team comes out (imagine that!) so we went right down to the wall to see if Matthew might get Drew to sign the picture that I took of the two of them in June at Purdue.
Sure enough, he came over to the wall, and with a "Hi buddy" to Matthew, signed autographs for several young (and old) fans. What a good guy.
Coach Sean Payton walks out on the field. Remember what I said about him messing with his visor? I think it's how he stays calm during the pregame warm ups.
We liked watching them warm up. Something about this picture makes me smile. In a hokey pokey sort of way.