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Hatred strikes me as one of the few signs of life remaining in the world. This is another thing about the world which is upside-down: all the friendly and likable people seem dead to me; only the haters seem alive.
Walker Percy Any Saints fan 40-plus remembers when they became a Falcon hater like it was yesterday. Itáwas Nov. 12, 1978, when New Orleans Saints fans discovered the kind of true happiness that only the hatred of a bitter rival can produce. With the Saints still in playoff contention on that fall afternoon 31 years ago, Archie Manning and a stubbornádefense held the Steve Bartkowski-led Atlanta Falcons at bay for 59 minutes. The Falcons had closed the gap toá17-13 on a Hascal Stanback touchdown run with 57 seconds to go. Then, the Saints took over pres ...

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