The New Orleans Saints’ history — in Mardi Gras beads

The history of the New Orleans Saints, as told with Mardi Gras beads.

Prior to the New Orleans Saints’ first-ever Super Bowl appearance in SB XLIV against the Indianapolis Colts, the Indianapolis Star took a look back at the Saints’ 42 years of mishaps and futility. The graphic was a timeline representation told with black and gold Mardi Gras beads.

The graphic never really got an update after the Saints shed their image as “The ‘Aints” two days later in a 31-17 win.