3. Small market
Although New Orleans is one of the biggest cities in the south, the team is a victim of playing in what many may consider a small market. Teams that play in areas with very few publications and little press don’t always get the attention they deserve. Teams like the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants will always get the green light over those teams.
Big-time sports shows choose to talk about teams that play in a larger market to attract more viewers and more sponsorship. How else can you explain the Dallas Cowboys dominating the headlines after only four playoff wins since 1996?
Some may consider Saints talk as a waste of time, and not that appealing. When the Saints are mentioned by the mainstream it’s only a segue.
In 2021, the Saints dominated the Packers to the tune of a 38-3 final in Week 1 and Aaron Rodgers went 15-of-28 for 133 yards, zero touchdown,s and two interceptions. The story was not about how impressive the Saints were in a win, but how the Green Bay Packers lost the game, and who’s fault was it?
No matter what the New Orleans Saints’ record may be or how impressive they look in victory they are looked at as an afterthought. As long as the Cowboys owner Jerry Jones meets with the press after every game, or the Washington Commanders organization stays in shambles, they will always be the top story on sports shows and publications.
Small-market teams like the Saints will continue to get the short end of the stick.