Saints fan's devotion to team so big it can be seen from space
NEW ORLEANS - A Saints fan has expressed his undying affection for the Black and Gold in a form that can be seen from outer space.
Using Google Earth, Algiers resident Dick Tierney’s handiwork can be seen. Tierney mowed the words “WHO DAT” into the grass of a Lower Algiers levee. While it is difficult to find a high enough vantage point to observe it from terra firma, the Saints tribute can easily be seen on Google Earth satellite cameras.
While both Tierney and many Saints fans are pleased with the end result, some officials are less than happy about it.
“The levee police give me a hard time and threatened to fine me, but it’s just grass.” Dick Tierney told WWL-TV. “It’s WHO DAT baby!”
Tierney told WWL-TV that this isn’t the first time he’s made his feelings about his favorite NFL team apparent on the green canvas of the levee.
“I’ve done a few, RIP #91 (referring to former Saint Will Smith) was probably the one I got the most people to stop and take pictures,” he explained. “When Officer Holloway was murdered, I did RIP HOLLOWAY.”
Joggers who run on the levee say the man has been working on these types of projects for close to a year.
“They’ll walk down the levee to take pictures of it or actually take pictures of each other’s friends in front of it.”
As mentioned before, some levee district police may not dig the displays, but some officers are definitely down.
“I’ve seen two separate patrol cars stop and take pictures of it and told me thank you," said Tierney.