“Ring of Honor” to memorialize Saints contributors

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The New Orleans Saints organization is on a roll, on and off the field.

On the field, the Saints are a perfect 5-0. Off the field, the organization announced there will be a new “Ring of Honor” displayed on the facade of the terrace level inside the ‘Dome recognizing former players, coaches, and administrators. The first Ring of Honor class will be announced during half time of the nationally televised Saints/Cowboys game on Sunday night, November 10.

Honoring the people who played a significant role in Saints history is a wonderful idea.  Reportedly, three will be part of the first class, but which three?  There are obviously several candidates that would qualify for this first class.  Ricky Jackson, the Hall of Famer, is a no-brainer.  The NFL’s leading scorer, Morten Andersen is a shoo-in as well.  Who can forget about the significant role Archie Manning played in the 70’s and early 80’s.  The late great Jim Finks also comes to mind, the general manager who put the Saints on the winning map.  And Finks’ choice for head coach Jim Mora.  What about the late, great Sam Mills, the field mouse, or Deuce McAlister or even Steve Gleason?

That’s a lot of good choices but only three will get the nod in year one.  The Saints Superdome Ring of Honor.  What a great idea by our 5-and-0 football team.