“We Dat!”: Atlanta’s New Rally Cry For Falcons Nation

Posted: 2nd December 2009 by Chad Waylon Pouncy in NFL
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"Who dat say dey gon beat dem Saints?" - New Orleans Saints 1983 "They say 'who dat ?', n***a we dat !" Young Jeezy 2008 The Atlanta Falcons franchise was founded in 1966, bringing the NFL to the south. A year later, the Falcons were given their first true rival, the New Orleans Saints. The Saints have adopted a chant that dated back to the nineteenth century vaudeville era. The question, "Who dat?", was first posed in minstrel acts at the turn of the century. E.E Rice is credited with the first "Who dat?" reference in the song "Who Dat Say Chicken in Dis Crowd?". In 1983, when the Saints, under Bum Phillips, started winning, New Orleans started chanting "Who dat? Who dat? Who dat say dey gon beat dem Saints?" Atlanta fans have the answer to that question. "We dat !" Though both teams ...

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