Gas Station Fueling Love For Saints Every Week With Clever Slogans
You can find love for the New Orleans Saints just about everywhere you look, even at a Metairie gas station.
Tim Marks is the owner of TJM’s Chevron station on the corner of Causeway and West Esplanade in Metairie. His Saints saying sign is a must-see sight.
It currently reads: “Flipper swims into jaws of dome! Boom Boom! Boom Boom!”
Call it what you want. A haiku, poem, slogan, saying or rhyme. The message is clear that our Saints are going to beat the Miami Dolphins in tonight’s big game.
“We have this reader board and we thought what can we do to show off our team spirit. We started coming up with sayings and they really caught on,” Marks said.
For five years, Marks and his wife carefully brainstorm what goes on their sign every week for the games. They change what the sign says every single week.
“After we win tonight then we will leave it up for one more day and then we’ll have to put up the new slogan by Thursday morning.”
“My wife and I sit down and we throw ideas back and forth to one another. When we come up with it then we proofread it before we ever put it out there for everyone to see,” he said.
He said the standard is high for what Saints rhyme gets put on their sign.
“We have to put something good because if we don’t then our customers will come on in and let us know about it,” Marks said.
Marks and his wife have been Saints fans all their lives and this is their way of showing their support for their favorite NFL team.
“I think people in this area are more involved with this team than any other place in the nation. I think what our sign does is show that we are behind the Saints 100 percent whether we win, lose, or draw. We got one heck of a team,” he said.