Trevon Potts, or @Tre_Potts on Twitter is a 23-year-old in the US army and a college student. Trevon was born in Baltimore, Maryland and raised in Schertz, Texas, (a small suburban area about 20 minutes from San Antonio), and currently, resides in Texas. Trevon is an avid fan who shows his passion, and emotions for his New Orleans Saints vividly.
Tyler: When did you first become a Saints fan?
Tre: I became a saints fan in 2005 after Katrina. The team relocated and had games in San Antonio, Tx My first Saints game I went to was The Saints vs the Detroit Lions on Christmas eve 2005 The Saints lost 13-12, I saw the passion fans had even though the team wasn’t very good and every since then I’ve been a huge Saints fan.
Tyler: What’s it like for you being a parent now, getting to raise your daughter through everything New Orleans, and being a Saints fan?
Tre: Well being a parent, and an avid Saints fan can be pretty stressful. I’m sure she doesn’t understand fandom of a team yet but when she gets old enough I hope to take her to a saints game and show her the passion of the fans, the culture of the people and city of New Orleans. Watching this team through its success and failure has been a roller coaster ride of emotion but I wouldn’t trade it for anything, and one day I hope she gets to experience and shares the same feelings I have for the New Orleans Saints.
Tyler: How has being a Saints fan impacted your life?
Tre: Being a saints fan has been a real roller coaster ride. Over the course of 12 years, I’ve become soo emotionally invested in this team that their success is my success and their failure is my failure. I watch every game with the same emotion, I take every tragedy to heart and I feel like unless you understand the true grit of the city of New Orleans and all its been through you can’t really fathom how some fans feel. It is really a privilege to watch this team each and every Sunday.
Tyler: What do you enjoy most about repping the New Orleans Saints, and its fanbase?
Tre: What I enjoy the most about repping the New Orleans Saints and its fan base is we’re such a unique fan base, very connected, passionate, and we’ve been extremely blessed to see our team prosper the way they have. The team embodies what the City of New Orleans is all about and as a fan, there is no greater feeling.
Tyler: So where were you when Hurricane Katrina happened?
Tre: I was actually in Mississippi 1 month prior to Hurricane Katrina passing through. I have a lot of family in Louisiana andMississippii so catching up with them was really great. I left back to Texas and Hurricane Katrina hit. One of the scariest moments of my life. scrambling and making phone calls to make sure family was okay, Looking at the news and seeing the devastation was really a hard pill to swallow. Seeing how many had lost everything really put things in perspective for me at a young age. to see the gulf coast as a whole go through that tragedy was just rough.
Tyler: Where were you when the Saints won the Super Bowl?
Tre: “Where was I when the Saints won the Superbowl? At my House! I was watching the game with my brother who at the time was an avid colts fan I don’t think I’ve ever been soo excited leading up to a game. I was a 16-year-old kid who had really learned a lot about football up to that point so it made keeping up with the game relatively easy. I sat as we were down going into the half but when we came out the locker room to an onside kick I just about jumped out of my seat as we recovered it. Brees played fantastic! One of the happiest moments of my life as a Saints fan is the well known Tracy Porter pick 6 that essentially sealed the deal for the Saints. STILL to this day almost 8 years later that play gives me goosebumps. What a team, What a play and what a game.”
Tyler: Is there anything you want to tell The Who Dat Nation, and the world about being a fan of the New Orleans Saints?
Tre: Being a saints fan is one of the greatest things in the world. I appreciate this team and the players and I hope we bounce back to being the team we’re supposed to be.