The Real Lombardi Gras Already Rolled
The word on the streets around New Orleans is that out of towers and media folks alike are dubbing this Mardi Gras as Lombardi Gras or Super Gras. Excuse me!?!!? The last time I checked Lombardi Gras/Super Gras already rolled through the streets on New Orleans. It was kicked off by Jim Henderson’s call of Payton Manning’s last incomplete pass in Super Bowl XLIV
“Look at Sean Payton, Joe Vitt embracing on the sideline, the photographers running over there to get that shot. Get ready to party with the Lombardi, New Orleans! The miracle in Miami has happened! The Saints have won the Super Bowl!”
Not that we don’t appreciate the adoration of the NFL (sans Goodell) or the national media, but that ship as already sailed. To say that this is Lombardi Gras or even Super Gras would not only be incorrect, but a slight to all of us who know and love the Saints. I know with every conviction in my heart that the city of New Orleans won’t be handing the keys of the city to either team along with a parade route with confetti attached. It’s nothing personal, but we keep right to pass out the precious titles that are only bestowed to those people and times which deserve them in New Orleans, not visitors. How could Lombardi Gras happen without the Saints being involved? It couldn’t and that’s why this Mardi Gras season is just that, Mardi Gras. Lombardi Gras for those who were there and live in the city is a cherished and treasured time that will burn eternally in our thought and hearts. Don’t drink the Kool-Aid it’s got a funny taste to it, like it’s missing hometown flavor
Posted on January 31, 2013, in Editorials, Saints and tagged Baltimore Ravens, Drew Brees, Jim Henderson, Joe Vitt, Mardi Gras, National Football League, New orleans, Saints, San Francisco 49ers, Sean Payton, Super Bowl. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.