New Orleans and the Super Bowl go together like gumbo and rice. The NFL must think so as The Big Easy has played host to the biggest game in the world more often than any other city. In fact, if the Super Bowl wasn’t such a big political football, as well as money grosser, I’m sure many NFL fans would be happy to see the Super Bowl hosted in New Orleans permanently.
That won’t happen but if you’ve got tickets to this Super Bowl you will enjoy the ride. New Orleans features plenty of great food, a uniquely different culture, and of course Party central, otherwise known as the French Quarter. New Orleans is also one of the few places in the country where you can drink 24 hours a day, something plenty of Super Bowl fans will take advantage of. And if you’ve got time you can stick around for the Carnival season and Mardi Gras, an event unlike any other in the world.
The San Francisco 49ers -de-planed yesterday but I’m pretty sure they won’t be thinking party yet. Head Coach Jim Harbaugh looks like a prety intense guy and I’m thinking he’ll have his players under wraps for awhile. Eat and enjoy the city but keep your mind on football.
The scrutiny will be plenty intense for Colin Kaepernick as well as the red hot QB looks to take his skills into direct competiton against one of the NFL’s most experienced and effective defenses. The Baltimore Ravens have no doubt come up with some genius plan to rein in the talents of Kaepernick. Good luck with that.
For his part, Kaepernick seems pretty OK with things. “Pressure comes from a lack of preparation.This is not a pressure situation. It’s a matter of going out and performing.”
Seems like a pretty sober posture for a guy in a city where sober is a dirty word.Eric Drouant