The NFL awarded the city of New Orleans an NFL franchise on 1 November, 1966. John W. Mecom, Jr. became the majority stockholder, and the team was named the Saints on 9 January 1967, since the franchise had been granted to New Orleans on All Saints' Day.http://www.answers.com/new%20orlean%20saints%20
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