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This series of articles will celebrate (or laugh at) some of the worst professional sports teams of all time. I will focus on teams within my lifetime so expect the worst from the 1970s to present day. 

Monday December 3, 1979 is a day remembered by longtime New Orleans Saints fans. But it is a day they would much rather forget. The Saints were 7-6 and contending for a playoff spot, something the Saints had never done before in franchise history. The Saints were hosting the struggling Oakland Raiders before a packed house at the Superdome, and a large national TV audience. The classic Monday Night Football team of Frank Gifford, Howard Cosell and “Dandy” Don Meredith were in full tow. This was going to be the biggest party the Big Easy had seen since Mardi Gras.

When linebacker Ken Bordelon returned an interception 19 yards for a touchdown, the…

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