New Orleans Still Searching For First Pro Sports Title


Doug Benc/Getty ImagesA Saints' fan shows her support as the New Orleans Saints head to Miami to Face the Colts in Super Bowl XLIV


To find the last New Orleans team that played for a title in the four major pro sports, you'd have to go all the way back to the ABA Finals in 1968...where the New Orleans Buccaneers lost to the Pittsburgh Pipers in 7 games. The Jazz played NBA ball in the Big Easy for their first 5 seasons but despite the presence of Pete Maravich, they never even made a playoff appearance before moving to Utah in 1979. The Hornets have yet to make it to the NBA Finals...their deepest run in New Orleans came when they took the Spurs to 7 games in the '08 Western Conference Semifinals. And finally - in their 7th playoff appearance after more than 40 seasons - Saints book a ticket to the Super Bowl with hopes to bring home the city's first ever pro sports title. More: John Clayton, Colts-Saints means offense vs. offense