<span style="">An interior room of Metairie resident Barrett Brown's home proudly displays trophies from Brown's vocation as a fly-fishing charter captain. On a wall inside his impeccably decorated home are two large redfish, an exotic black spotted bass caught in Costa Rica and a largemouth bass that weighed in at over eight pounds.
The wall may have a dramatically different look to it in the coming days, though, as Brown today was hand delivered a signed Deuce McAllister Saints helmet that Brown won simply by dropping his business card into a helmet during the PGA Tour's stop at the TPC of Louisiana recently for the ForeKids Zurich Classic.
Saints Ambassador Michael Lewis arranged to drop by Brown's home and present the helmet to the long-time Louisiana resident. "I usually never win these types of things," Brown remarked. "In fact, I don't think I have ever won something in a raffle."
Brown said that he stopped by the Saints' hospitality tent at the golf tournament after he saw some friends of his talking to Lewis and saw the chance to win an autographed helmet. "I talked to Michael and he said that they were out at the golf tournament meeting fans and letting people know that there are still a few suites open for the upcoming season," Brown said. "I was headed out to watch the golf and decided to drop my card in the helmet. I pretty much forgot about it after a few moments and certainly didn't expect to win it. Don't get me wrong, I hoped to, but didn't expect to."
Brown, the owner of E-Z Fly Guide Service, a fly and light tackle charter service that books trips in regional waters, was stunned when Lewis called him the Monday following the tournament and informed him that his card had been pulled from the thousands of business cards received. "I was thrilled," the life-long Saints fan said. "We (my family) have been fans of the team for a long-time and my son-in-law is a season ticket holder."
Hoping to reel in a little something extra out of his good fortunes, Brown asked Lewis if Deuce McAllister would be able to sign the helmet for him. Lewis arranged for his former teammate to sign the Riddell issued official helmet and then made arrangements to deliver the trophy this afternoon.
"My daughter went to Ole Miss and we have always been so proud to cheer for Deuce, especially knowing what a class act he is," Brown said. "To us he will always be a Saint and the helmet will be a cherished addition to the trophy room."
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