Every team has pre game rituals or superstitions. You also always have a team meal. I have never heard of a team thinking that having Popeyes was the answer to their problems though, until now. The New Orleans Saints players seem to think that having Popeyes before road games in the answer their problems per The Shreveport Times:
“Coach has got to give us Popeyes in the plane again,” wide receiver Robert Meachem said. “Everybody’s talking about that. Every road trip in ’09 we had Popeyes. Coach needs to bring back the Popeyes. Wherever we play, whoever we play, when we get on the plane – have the Popeyes ready.”
“We’ve had Popeyes since ’09, but just not this year,” said running back Pierre Thomas, whose 8-yard touchdown gave New Orleans a 35-17 lead in the third quarter. “Oh, we had it so much in ’09. Popeyes has been good to us. I think we’ll have Popeyes on the plane this time.”
Whatever works for you guys. They did go 7-1 on the road in 2009 and won the Super Bowl. I guess Sean Payton better have a few spicy 2 pieces with a biscuit on deck for the team.