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Saints woes boost Tiger hopefuls

The Tigers tear into the 2015 season with a 3-0 start, and Leonard Fournette is already tempting Heisman voters. (FOX 8 Photo) The Tigers tear into the 2015 season with a 3-0 start, and Leonard Fournette is already tempting Heisman voters. (FOX 8 Photo)
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After a dismal 0-3 start, some Saints faithful are glad there’s still an undefeated football team in Louisiana, especially one with a local star.

“[Fournette] is just unstoppable right now. You just give him the ball and play and he kind of runs it down the field,” said Joshua White, who was helping a friend find LSU Tiger gear.

The Tigers tear into the 2015 season with a 3-0 start, and Leonard Fournette is already tempting Heisman voters.

“It's exciting for LSU, and I think they're doing better than I imagined they would, and it'd be nice if we got that Heisman,” said LSU alumna Kelly Murphy.

The Heisman-esque play of Fournette has his number seven jersey flying off the shelves at the Purple & Gold Sport Shop in Metairie, but his counterpart in black and gold may not see sales reaching the red zone.

“If he sits back on the shelf as far as back on the bench, then so is the number nine jersey. It’s going to sit on the shelf,” said Pam Randazza, owner of Black & Gold Sport Shop, said.

Randazza said she hasn’t had an overwhelming number of people requesting Saints backup Luke McCown’s jersey, but she’s already got extra LSU 7 jerseys shipping in, to stock the shelves.

“It's always good to have one of them doing good. If they're both doing bad, it can be a little depressing on Monday morning, but Monday when one does well, it kind of picks up slack for the other one,” said Mickey Serio, of Serio’s Po-boys.

Serio’s is a popular LSU haunt, but it’s still easy to find Saints fans who won’t give up on Who Dat Nation.

“I'm still gonna root for the saints, 0-16 still gonna root for them, that's our state team, it doesn't matter how they play, still gonna pull for them,” Terry Hutcherson, who loves LSU football, said.

As for Randazza, the Saints losing record shouldn’t hurt sales, especially with a Heisman hopeful burning up the grass 80 miles Northeast on I-10.

“We'll just take what LSU can give us, and what the Pelicans can give us, but the Saints are still strong for me,” Randazza said.

Randazza said, while McCown jerseys likely won’t be in stock anytime soon, any fans of the backup, who got his chance to “shine,” can look online for his jersey.

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