Saints, the Superdome, and the Scandal

Saints, the Superdome, and the Scandal

by Dave Dixon
     
 

How far would New Orleans go to attract the National Football League in the '60s?

"Dave Dixon tells things about the Saints and the Superdome that will surprise everyone. And his scandal is a riveting, fascinating story of how a great Louisiana governor, John J. McKeithen, nearly became president of the United States in 1975."
--Peter Finney

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How far would New Orleans go to attract the National Football League in the '60s?

"Dave Dixon tells things about the Saints and the Superdome that will surprise everyone. And his scandal is a riveting, fascinating story of how a great Louisiana governor, John J. McKeithen, nearly became president of the United States in 1975."
--Peter Finney

Dave Dixon, known to die-hard fans and insiders as the "Father of the Saints," gives an unparalleled perspective into the behind-the-scenes efforts to create the sixteenth franchise in the National Football League. The story of the New Orleans Saints unfolds as one man takes it upon himself to turn a dream into a reality.
Little-known facts reveal the negotiations, the secrets, and the votes that changed the sports scene in New Orleans. Dixon specifically names those who supported his efforts and those whose pockets were lined in the process. How were votes assembled, and how much energy was Dixon willing to expend?
Dixon delves deep into the political maneuverings behind the team's creation and the nationwide scandal that struck one of the Saints' key supporters only one year after the team was awarded.
Dave Dixon, named one of the "Ten Most Important New Orleanians of the 20th Century" by New Orleans Magazine, was instrumental in bringing the National Football League to New Orleans and building their home, the Louisiana Superdome.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589804937
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,347,695
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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