Sports sports sports! There is no game too small, nor any statistic insignificant. They know the names and careers of all the Saints and Pelicans players, and most likely own at least one custom throwback jersey from someone like Archie Manning, Ricky Jackson, or Pete Maravich (bonus points for being signed and framed). On top of pro-level ball, they’re an SEC nut, to boot, whether it’s “Geaux Tigers!”, “Hotty Toddy!”, or “War Eagle!” College ball on Saturday and NFL on Sunday will be their entire weekend in season, so if you don’t care much for football (and, to a lesser extent, basketball, baseball, even golf), be prepared for a difficult relationship. But if you’re a fan, too, you’re going to have a wonderful time cheering and tailgating together into your golden years, because this type of fandom lasts a lifetime.
The Good Ole Boy/Gal
They’re probably not from NOLA -- or at least not the city proper -- but they have about as much in common with a Yankee transplant as a mud-flecked bloodhound has with a Chihuahua in a designer purse. This person is all about the hunting and fishing, of which we have tons in the Pelican State, and if the KC lights on their 4x4 don't tip you off to their country ways, the Browning logo tattoo on their shoulder or their freezer filled with venison and boar sausage should do the trick. If you ever wanted to go to the annual Tarpon Rodeo in Grand Isle or spend hours in a frigid duck or deer blind in the woods or out on the water, and if you have no qualms with “smokeless tobacco,” this is your soulmate. Vegetarians need not apply.