|The history of "Who Dat" (who's that) extends far beyond football.
The term dates back to the late 1800s when it was used in minstrel shows and vaudeville acts.
The phrase later got picked up by jazz musicians. It was also used in swing dancing with the phrase
going back and forth between band and audience. Even the Marx Brothers had a "who dat" routine.
While the phrase may have originated with minstrel show skits that portrayed African-American in a
negative light, the phrase managed to lose its stigma and become part of Louisiana vernacular. New
Orleans loves humor and history and "who dat" is a little of both.