Friday night's pre-season Saints game against the Oakland Raiders was a landmark event.
Not for the players on the field, so much as for the man in the announcing booth.
Jerry Romig has called more than 440 Saints games, in his 44-year history with the team, and this one was his last. Now, his son Mark Romig will take over the job.
Romig is a veteran broadcaster beyond football, having played key roles at WDSU and in the co-founding of New Orleans public television station WLAE.
But it is the black and gold that defines him, as WWNO’s Eve Troeh learned when she visited Romig at his home the morning of his final game.