13. Who Dat Cat
OK, who would bring their kitty to a pro football game? This guy, that’s who. Randy Pumilia thought he was giving his pet an NFL experience (on the tame side, really, when it comes to eccentricity in NOLA), and almost immediately, the two year-old Calico, Pumila’s service animal, went viral due to her black, white, and gold coloring... and clear loyalty to the Saints. And in this way, #WhoDatCat was born. Now an Internet celebrity, you’ll find Zoey cheering on the Saints from the bleachers, and every now and then making public appearances. Let’s hope that she’s a good luck charm for us all once the season starts!
12. Saz and Tini
The French Quarter boutique hotel Chateau LeMoyne features a number of amenities, including exposed brick walls, a lovely saltwater pool, live music, cocktails and... a turtle pond. Yup, a stay here includes the option to hang out with the hotel’s mascots, a couple of red-necked snappers named Saz and Tini, which, this being New Orleans, is of course short for "Sazerac" and "Martini." And, this being 2016, the turtles have their own Twitter feed, where you’ll find plenty of photos of them doing yoga, cheering for the Saints, and other standard turtle fare. But be forewarned: if you fall in love with them, you might wind up reconsidering your next bowl of turtle soup au sherry at Commander’s.