In a city world-famous for its vibrant artistic culture, it’s no shocker that New Orleans also goes big when it comes to fanatical devotion to our hometown football team. But some Saints fans take their fandom more dramatically than others, resulting in the oft-celebrated costumed revelers in the Superdome on Sundays. In fact, some say that the entire genre of superfandom was actually invented here, when one fan decided to dress up as the Pope to attend a Saints game back in the 1980s. Not all superfans are created equal, so we’ve ranked them according to their intensity, devotion, effort, and possibly insanity.
18. Dat Girl
A logical extension of the Batman Saints theme, Dat Girl has a loyal local following, not least because she’s actually married to another superfan, the Mad Datter. Given the franchise, why go with the less-than-remarkable Batgirl and not Cat Woman (Dat Woman!)? Points for effort here, but we’re still happy to have you in the stands cheering our boys, Dat Girl.