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Drew Brees

Reveals Secret Saints Battle Cry

2/10/2010 2:27 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Drew Brees finally blew the lid off the secret he closely guarded during the New Orleans Saints' championship season -- dude revealed the words to the mysterious pre-game chant.

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It all went down late last night at a Big Easy bar called Lucy's -- Drew took the mic and explained that because the team had won the Super Bowl, he could finally let everyone in on their private ritual.

Check out the video -- if it doesn't fire you up ... you must be a Colts fan.

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Ziggy    

I absolutely loved the picture of Brees holding his son and sharing that joyous moment with his baby boy. What a beautiful father/son moment!

1626 days ago
17.

Dren    

Thanks to the people who already explained where Who Dat came from.

To go a little more in depth, a lot of people in New Orleans speak a dialect called Yat. There are even more dialects of Yat within the actual dialect itself. If you go to the 9th ward or Uptown, you'll hear a difference. You'll almost always hear people using words like dat, dey, dem, dere in the city. It has been that way for years.

Many people confuse it with ignorance, but that is ignorance on their own part. We're a different mixture of people, our own melting pot full of Haitians, Creoles, Italians, Jamaicans, Germans, French, Acadians, Spanish, and lots of others ... and we have our own language.

Who Dat has been part of our dialect long before the Bengals, the Saints, or even the NFL.

I know Utah likes to take credit for our Jazz, but hearing someone from Cincinnati think "dat" or "dey" is something Ohio invented in the '80s is outright silly.

1626 days ago
18.

paul    

"THE Chant" is totally UNinspiring! I'd be ashamed to admit I was motivated by anything so predictable and mundane.

I can count to 10 and rhyme. Let's see...HMMM...How old am I? 5?

Good BOY Drew.

'Git urself a new line before next season, 'cause this one will not carry you!

1626 days ago
19.

brad    

Im a die hard colts fan but ill have to admit that even fired me up...Nice

1626 days ago
20.

A    

If you are not from NOLA you don't get it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1626 days ago
21.

Philip Pilie    

This is my video. How did you get the footage without going through youtube?

1626 days ago
22.

Philip Pilie    

Disregard above comment.

1626 days ago
23.

RONNIE    

Drew Brees is a flaming fruit!How gay can this "man" be?

1626 days ago
24.

charlie504    

First let me start by saying "Who dat" has been used since the 1800's it was popular deep into the 1900S Where there are early black local new orleans music With titles containing who dat and who dat say.
As for the chant. The saints player had thier own personal chant. They had another, that they did in public or for media. The pre game one did not sound like the one they told the fans and media. Most fans knew they had a personal chant, but they didn't come clean until that night.
Those lucky fans heard it for the first time. And yes it was from some service men that taught him a chant that he liked and brought it to his team

1570 days ago
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