Cruel and tasteless is how many black and gold fans remember the 2007 NFC Championship game in Chicago.
That’s when they say certain Bears fans crossed the line, bringing offensive Katrina related signs to the game.
“I think there are still some bad feelings from that game,” says Saints fan Cedric Meyer. “We've been looking forward to Sunday’s game for so long.”
Co-Saints fan Michael Krugle says those antics were disturbing, “We all heard the bad stories about what their fans had to say to us, making Katrina jokes.”
Sunday marks the first time since that play-off loss five years ago the Bears are on Saints turf.
“Chicago fans should look out,” says Dayshawn Floyd. “Police need to be out there. Make sure this Saint’s game goes good. Make sure nobody doesn’t get injured or nothing doesn’t happen.”
NOPD says they'll be out in force for the Saints home opener and they'll respond to calls as they come in.
Saints fan Ashley Riso says she’ll do her part to make sure nothing does happen, “Absolutely. We're better than that. We leave the past in the past. We're ready for a fresh start.”
“Show some class,” says Krugle. “Yeah, show some class to them and not respond with the same hatred that they gave us.”
Chicago fans are expected to start trickling into town Friday.
The Saints have dropped four straight games to da Bears.