On Sunday, the Saints will play the 49ers at home. But on Monday, they played some games at home against members of the military — video games, that is.
The Saints hosted an event called “Pro vs. G.I. Joe” at their practice facility Monday afternoon, something that pit New Orleans players against military members serving overseas and stateside in video games via Internet connections and webcam technology. At the facility for the gaming sessions were Saints tight end Jimmy Graham; defensive ends Akiem Hicks and Cameron Jordan; and rookie safety Vinnie Sunseri. Members of the U.S. Coast Guard and Louisiana Air National Guard’s 159th Fighter Wing were also at the facility.