In 1969 Saints owner John Mecom Jr. Wanted a new look for his team's thirdNFL season. Since their inception, the Saints had worn beautiful gold numeralson white or black jerseys, gold pants and gold helmets with a black fleurde lis symbol on each side. But they were about to make the most controversialand short-lived uniform change in their history. For the 1969 pre-season,Mecom sent his troops out wearing black helmets with a gold fleur de lison each side. It was a mistake. To begin with, Mecom had failed to registerthe black helmets with NFL office. The league's entire line of merchandiserepresented the Saints with gold helmets, so the league wouldn't licensethe black helmets. Faced with pressure from the league office, and poor fanresponse, Mecom quickly decided to scrub the idea. He found himself witha locker room full of black Saints helmets. At the time, the NFL was stilloperating a type of farm system as feeders for NFL clubs. The Saints' farmteam was the Richmond Roadrunners, coached by J.D. Roberts, who in 1970'swould replace Tom Fears, becoming the Saints' second head coach. Mecom shippedthe entire batch of black helmets to Richmond, and the Saints were back intheir familiar gold helmets for the 1969 opener against Washington.
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