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ACS in my area is selling the most adorable shirts. They have a fleur de lis and say "Fight Dat." I ordered them for my sisters and, of course, one for me. I can support my beloved Saints (Who Dat team) and cancer at the same time. I love it!

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Ok .. CC ... I ADORE, LOVE, WORSHIP FOOTBALL - What color are the shirts? I am interested in purchasing 1 .. I have Chargers, Vikings (Go, Brett Favre) you old guy ...New England, and Pittsburg ..

I can hardly wait until next Thursday, offical start of Football season .... I may even invite several friends over for a football dinner party .. it's been so long since I've entertained .. YIPEEE .....

Football Loving Mama .. Vicki Sam

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Hey Brett Favre grew up about 30 min (Kiln, Ms) from where I live so we cheer him too. Not to mention those Manning boys who came from N.O.! See my post below about how to get the shirts online.

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Shows you just how ignorant I am~ I had absolutely NO idea what you were talking about or what the T-shirts mean! I still don't...but oh well! I don't know anything about football or Who Dat~ but if buying a T-shirt makes you happy AND supports the ACS, well, you go girl!!! I can tell by your post that this is exciting, so I am smiling!!! YAY!

Now if it was something about the NY Yankees...I would be all over it! LOL

Hugs,
Chen♥

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That is so cool Cynthia! You go girl!

Hugs, Megan

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I am not at all sure where it started, but many years ago Saints fans began to chant "Who dat say they gonna beat dem Saints?" and all Saints fans became known as "who dats." The grammar made me cringe for awhile, but, hey, it's football!

The whole area is now called the "who dat nation." Of course, a fleur de lis is mandatory as that represents not only the Saints but our culture and rebirth/resilience.

So maybe now we can also be the "fight dat nation" and wipe cancer off the face of the earth! :-)

FYI, the tangipahoa ACS is selling the shirts online at http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=22790 The shirt shown is black gold and purple, but they also sell a black and gold (Saints colors) and a tank in green and pink.

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it -- Black, gold and purple sounds like a winner for me. I strut around on Sundays with my football jersey's .. its funny to others, but so normal for me ..

Getting back to 'Normal' this football season -

Vicki Sam

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Thank you for the explanation of the Dat Nation! I can see it would be a very popular item, indeed! I just have such a resistance to football, not sure exactly why! I am glad that the ACS is smarter than I am, and has tapped into a potentially large market!:-)

My Siobhan is a Brett Farve fan~ last Christmas I orderd her a jersey which is called a
Pac-Vik Jersey. It is half Green Bay, half Minnesota, perfectly matched up and sewed together as one complete jersey! With the number 4! Need I say she loved it?? LOL

Reggie bought me a LiveStrong jersey yesterday~ I am doing the LiveStrong Challenge on Septmember 25 ( well, the 10K part of it, at least!) so that's what I will be wearing!

As they say, it's all good! We contribute and support where and when we can~ there is a venue for each of us it seems!

Hugs,
Chen♥

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I'm not the only football FAN-atic around here. After the Superbowl, I jones for football for 7 months until pre-season starts...

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I do believe I am in the minority here! You are probably surrounded by football fans jonesing for the season to start. I just can't stand anything about it, not that I know much! It just is soooo noisy, takes FOREVER, and well, I just don't get it! LOL

I encourage my Reggie to go someone else's house or find a sports bar for the games. Poor guy~when he watches football here at home with me, I know it is no fun for him at all~ I rarely even look up at the TV, and if I do I don't know any of the players, or the teams,and have no idea of the rules or terminology. Reggie tries to WOOT WOOT~ but I have no feedback or opinion, as I don't even know why anyone is doing anything, so I feel bad for Reggie! But not bad enough to watch though! It evens itself out~ I am a rabid NY Yankee fan and watch baseball while Reggie wonders why! LOL And, as I always say...for all of it, it's really all only a game~not important in the grander scheme of things! Just grown men playing kid stuff for big money! HAHAHA! We should all be so lucky! :-)

So sports fans~ enjoy the season!

Hugs,
Chen♥

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I love football, and obviously, my hubby does. Sometimes we go to some friends house and we all take something to eat and just kick back and watch the game and just have fun. It makes for a great Sunday afternoon with friends.

Or, sometimes, we just stay at home and snuggle up on the couch together, and, just enjoy the game together..just the two of us.

Then, we can make our own half time entertainment. ( wink wink)

I have always loved just being with my husband, even if it was something I didn't like, I would love it just because I am with him!

Maybe, part of the reason I love football is because I was a cheerleader in high school and in college. I just love the game. I find it so exciting, so interesting, with so much action going on!

So, for all of us football fans - Let the games begin!

♠♣ Susie ♠♣

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of each year .. Football - gotta love it ..

I too was just like Chenheart 4 short years ago, until I got into a terrrible car accident, just about lost the use of my left arm - several surgeries had me laid up - this all happened about December 10th .. Football play off season began, I was so sick and tired of seeing Football games on every TV channel known to man, Saturday - Sunday, mid week (We didn't have a TIVO or DVR back then) .. so there I laid .. watching Football frustration and confusion turned into interest, my poor husband suddenly sat next to me explaining the plays - I did'nt quiet seem to get it .. why the pushing, shoving, hitting and running .. flash foward several weeks and I was starting to enjoy the games .. now I am a avid Football ***** - If I can catch 4 or 5 games on Sunday, I will my husband is now a Football widow ..he enjoys watching 1 game .. not enough for me - I need to see them all. I enjoy knowing the players, stats and history .. I so enjoy the boys on Channel 11 - Fox pre-game show vs the CBS guys!

I grew up as a Dodger Fan, now the game is too slow for me .. Sorry you baseball fans! I do follow 1 - team and have for years .. The NEW YORK YANKEE'S- Love those boys!

Chenheart .. next time Reggie is watching .. Here are a few phases to get his attention :-)

"Why are they punting the football?"
"What's wrong with that Linebacker"
I don't believe that call the Offensive Coach made ..!

Please make sure you are in a safe place, book in hand - as Reggie starts to explain the A,B,C's of football .. smile occasional, or nod. When Reggie stops to take a breath of air .. make your escape .. for another area of your home,or tell him you think you hear your cell phone ringing in another room -- otherwise you will get a 3 hour
inside view of the game - from a Professional Football Watcher.

Can't wait until Thursday, night ..

Football ***** - and I know it! Vicki Sam

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Reggie and I have so much "quality time" together, that it is just never going to happen that I am going to start watching football with him! I of course LOVED the movie The Blind Side, and have watched it a dozen times, but not because of football! We even went to Lake Tahoe for SuperBowl Sunday...tickets to some big screening and a huge buffet~ I got the buffet and took my plate up to my room to watch a documentary about Civil Rights on PBS!
Reggie, his brother and a friend of ours brought their plates up to the room~ hooted and hollered while watching the game in the livingroom of the suite while I was in the bedroom as I said, watching something else! I do host SuperBowl parties here at the house~ I love cooking and serving,and having a houseful! So that works out perfectly~ Reggie gets a group of football lovers, and I get to cook and talk and laugh and not even see a second of the game because I am "busy"! It is a perfct arrangement! LOL

My sister and I are the Yankee fans~ I flew up to Northern Calif so she and I could drive to Oakland to watch the play...Reggie could not have been any less interested! Wesaw the Yankees turn triple play ( 1st one since 1968!) and my brother was in NY and saw A-Rod hit number 600! Now, that's what I'm talking about! LOL

Each of us is happy~ each of us is watching the game of our choice, and, as they say , "it's all good"!

And oh yeah...I was a cheerleader too~ even that didn't make me like the game! LOL

Push em back, push em back....waaaaaay back!

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Chen, Danny and I never watched football either, but Katrina changed our hearts.

Drew Brees and the Saints have been so supportive and involved in the community. You just gotta love em. Especially the photo of Drew Brees holding his baby after he won the Super Bowl. Loved that the baby had on ear muffs and he is too cute!

Anyway, now we're hooked and have even been watching the preseason games. But we're ready for the real deal. Bring it on and Fight Dat!

P.S. It is the "Who Dat Nation" not the "Dat Nation" but I love your enthusiasm ;-)

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Well even I know about Drew Brees and his son...I think his wife is pregnant with another son, isn't she? I love the enthusiasm, the community spirit and the help to New Orleans that the Saints can bring. It is just wonderful! I though, can get all of that info watching the news, or Good Morning America! LOL He seems like a truly humble person, with a good heart.
I hope the ACS sells a ton of those Tshirts!!!!!

Hugs,
Chen♥

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I hope i can get in and see the shirts. My better half in life is a saints fan I had the pleasure of having lunch with the team .

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You had lunch with the team? OMG!!!!! I am now beyond jealous!

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LOL! Thank you for sayin' that! I read the post three times and STILL don't understand! LOL.
Glad I'm not alone:)

Sally

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while nursing a sore left ankle -- another side effort from chemo. I actually tried to garden in the 103 degree temp's out here in Southern California .. twisted or pulled something in my ankle .. need to see the doctor, again.

I can not wait until Thursday night .. Football Forever, or until February 6th.

LMAO .. insane with Football Fever

Vicki Sam

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Vicki Sam, you are a hoot and a half!

You sound like me with the gardening. Katherine, my daughter, fusses at me and says that me and my siblings have no sense about knowing our limits. LOL! My brother wrecked his back trying to lift a 4 wheeler and, as Katherine says, "who lifts a 4 wheeler?."

Don't be like us! Try and take it a little easy and stay out of 103 temps!

At least the football will keep you inside. But, I'm afraid, not lying down??? Like you should...lol

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My Siobhan is devasated~ she goes to culinary school and works as a chef at the college gourmet restaurant 2 nights a week as part of her curriculum. Of course the two nights she goes to school and works are THURSDAYS and Fridays! Most days she is out of school by 3 PM~ but on those 2 nights of the week, she works from 3PM until 9PM. She loves Brett Farve, so she is trying not to think about what she will be missing...I understand from those in the know that the Saints are favored, that they have virtually the same team as they did last year~ and the Vikings don't. Siobhan sighs....

Hugs,
Chen♥

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I am clueless but I hope you are right because it is so much fun to watch when they're winning. The Vikings did pretty darn well last year so you never know. And you gotta feel for Brett Favre; I think everyone loves him too! But Go Saints!

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dinner party here at my home on Thursday night - no children under the age of 16 years allowed .. I have not hosted a dinner of party in just about 14 months -- so I am excited ..

Agenda ...

Cocktails, wine and beer

Homemade lemonade and ice tea

Potato Salad (made the day before)

Hamburgers, BBQ chicken (marinaded by me, cooked by Hubby and his friends)

Corn on cob

Large green salad, with kidney beans, zuch, cucumbers etc .. homemade salad dressing (s).

Pasta salad .. made day before

Strawberry shortcake for dessert and fresh fruit tray .. with homemade whipped cream

I'll prepare, everything and sit back and watch it all come together, while ENJOYING the pre-game, game and post game shows!!

I have sent out e-vites, and mail several invitations --

Getting crazy with excitement at the thought of watching Thursday's game .. !!

Ms. Peyton Manning aka Vicki Sam

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Siobhan ?? I sure hope so .. My daughter goes to school, but has Thursday night off -- she wishes she was in school. Poor thing has 3 day classes, and 2 night class - her first semister of College ... a little getting adjusted to her schedule. We are so proud of her, I think we'll give her some money and she can hit a movie with 1 of her friends ... just to get away from all the yelling and cheering ..

Vicki Sam

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I am checking to book my airline ticket now!!!!! Everything sounds yummy! Hugs, Jean

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OK, I'm starving right now and you have me drooling. Geez, can you send the food email?

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I want one of those "fight Dat" shirts but can't find where to order them. can you help me?

i found this link while searching for somewhere to get them. my e-mail is casper71457@yahoo.com

Thanks!

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and Cypress Cynthia posted the website .. where I found and ordered my shirt from ....last paragraph of her post.

Hoping you can log onto it ...

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Yes, here is the link again:

http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=22790

Just copy it and put it in your browser and hit enter. That will take you to a La ACS site that is selling the shirts. Such a cute idea! I am giving one to my California sister this week as she is coming into New Orleans this week and it is her birthday.

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such a thing .. 9 games total in 3 days - WOW! My head is still spinning - HAHA!

Waiting for the arrival of my 'special' Tee Shirt ..

Thanks again for sharing this site with us ... Hit the floor and dropped this week from fatigue - lack of energy and sadness ... every 69 seconds, a women or man dies from breast cancer ... staggering statics 9/13/10 -- Susan G. Komen Organization. .. -- Good Morning America's Monday broadcast show. I am unable to wrap my head around anything else this week. I do hope today's College games give me temp relief for a few hours.

Vicki Sam

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I had my zometa infusion yesterday and then watched Monday night football. Between the infusion and that game, I am totally wiped today...lol! OMG, that was a good game! Hard fought to the end. Whew! I hope Reggie Bush is ok.

Now I have to get myself back together to go and play grandmother at my little neighbor's grandparents' lunch at his school as his g'parents are out of town. He is so darling! I will get to sit on tiny seats and eat nuggets...wheeeeee.

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the entire game -- CC and her Saint's! Great game, tight match up which was great as the first 10 minutes I thought it might be a blow out as the 49er's lost possession, ball thrown over the quarterbacks head, etc. Turned out to be most entertaining. Poor Reggie ... trophy gone, maybe out for a few weeks ..

I know nothing about zometa - so I wish you much luck, strength and energy. Pleas be careful with all the little kiddies - and all the many germs they carry. You are truly a wonderful and caring friend.

Be kind to yourself, rest when possible.

Mrs. Peyton Manning

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I live in Houma and a fellow teacher at my school had a Fight Dat shirt on today. How can I purchase two shirts? My mother and I are both cancer surviors. Thanks :)

sweets99
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Is there a website where I can order one? My step-daughter recently lost her mom to breast cancer and we're huge Saints fans and I'd love to get her one! Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Most of the shirts were sold earlier in the year, but I bet if you contact one of the individuals at the link below, you can probably still find one.

Fight Dat Shirts

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HI, I live in Alabama, but used to spend a lot of time in New Orleans (traveling for a previous job I had). Anyway, still have a lot of friends in NO, and love the "who dat" sayings! Thanks for the link and everything!
Sybil

PS-
"Who dat? Who dere?"
(Who's that, who's there?)

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I love, love, love my Green Bay Packers. By the way that's the Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers. Brett Favre who? Go Aaron Rodgers....

All kidding aside once Brett stays retired, I will love him again. It was hard seeing him in the purple and gold and not wish that somebody would knock the snot out of him. He definitely is one of the best quarterbacks to have ever played the game though. Well that is until Aaron Rodgers starts erasing a few of his Packer records.

*\0/* GO PACK GO *\0/*

Lorrie

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Do you know where I can purchase these tshirts ?

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I don't see the ones they had available last year. Two suggestions:

1) Google ACS Relay for Life events in Louisiana and contact one to see if they are selling them. Slidell, Baton Rouge and Hammond had them for sale last year.

2) There is one available at http://www.zazzle.com/fight_dat_tshirt-235962605745461014
Not quite the same, but it might work for you.

sushi22
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I am a die hard Saints fan living in Utah. I can hardly wait for the game tomorrow night.
I'm going to have to find one of those "fight dat" shirts. Geaux Saints! Who Dat!

Suzi

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I am in Shreveport and want to order "Fight Dat" t-shirts for my cancer patient support group members.  Please tell me how I can talk to someone about this.  Thanks!

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I haven't seen them in awhile.  You could call a local ACS chapter (Baton Rouge had some a few years ago) or go to an online site that lets you make custom tee shirts.  They are selling a few at zazzle: http://www.zazzle.com/fight_dat_shirts-235962605745461014

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