At a wintry away game, three New Orleanians decided the Saints could use a boost of inspiration and took the
situation into their own hands.
In continuing their tradition to attend one away game each year, Mark Morice, Hank Staples and Keith Williams
headed to the New Orleans-Washington game in December 2009. The night before the game, looking for a new
way to support their team, they spied the white guest robes in their hotel closets and a solution began to take
A little whiskey, three hot glue guns, a few yards of material and an all-nighter later, the Bless You Boys were
ready for kickoff time. That day, along with a handful of other visiting Saints fans, they stoically weathered the
taunts of irate Redskins fans. The Saints walked away with a 33-30 win, and a new Super Fan tradition was born.
Since that game at FedExField, these devotees have made their mark in the Super Fan arena, regularly ta
king their papal revelry to The Dome and beyond. They’ve performed weddings, led a funeral second line and
participated in fundraising activities. Their pregame ritual generally involves a stop at Galatoire’s for food and
drink. That’s where Staples also gives a blessing before the game. It begins in Latin but always concludes with
“Bless you boys."