02.05.19 New Orleans Saints fans enjoy concerts and parades instead of watching Super Bowl

Our team, the New Orleans Saints was robbed when referees missed a critical call in the NFC Championship Game versus the Los Angeles Rams.  The Rams went to the Super Bowl instead.

It’s impossible to overstate the impact of this egregious missed call. A proper pass-interference call would’ve allowed the Saints to either score a touchdown or kill almost the entire remaining clock, likely wrapping the game in regulation either way.

In case you are in the smidgen of a percent of people who didn’t see the non-call, here it is.

 Saints head coach Sean Payton has a very relatable grieving process. “Much like normal people, I sat and probably didn’t come out of my room. I ate Jeni’s ice cream and watched Netflix for three straight days,” said Payton.

The devastation that every Saints fan felt that moment in the game when the call was not made can’t be described.  Our family and most other Saints fans refused to watch the Super Bowl  because we feel our team was robbed by the no call.

Here’s what the front page of New Orleans main newspaper, the Times Picayune said Monday!  I  L O V E  I T !!

Several major events were planned and attended Sunday by many New Orleans Saints fans.  One was called “Boycott Bowl.”  Tickets to this event were sold out quickly and all proceeds went to the New Orleans Recreation Department, NORD.

The Boycott Bowl concert took place from noon to 10 p.m. at the intersection of Fulton Street and Lafayette Street. This was the lineup of music.

A couple of pictures from the event.

 Our friend Scott Morrow was at Boycott Bowl on one of the balconies.  Here are a couple of his photos! The first is Scott, his wife Carol and local television meteorologist Bruce Katz!

I love this video that Scott took.  You’ll hear the Who Dat chant at first a few times and then they play When the Saints Go Marchin In! It made me smile!  Thanks Scott for letting me use your photos and video!

Click here to go to the video on Facebook.

Other events that took place Sunday include the Cruisin’ for the Saints caravan on the Lakefront encouraged fans to dress in black and gold, decorate their cars in team colors and meet at the New Orleans Lakefront

Lastly but absolutely not least were three second line parades that took place in Uptown, Riverfront and the French Quarter.

Second line is a brass band parade in New Orleans. The “first line” is the main section of the parade with the brass band. Those who follow the band just to enjoy the music are called the “second line”. The second line’s style of traditional dance, in which participants walk and sometimes twirl a parasol or handkerchief in the air, is called “second lining”.

We are looking forward to what next years football season holds for the MIGHTY SAINTS! I found a blog post about “Loyalty From A New Orleans Saints Fan,” that pretty much describes our brand of loyalty in Louisiana.  We are a different breed of fan here and the article explained is so very well!

Ya’ll have a Blessed week!

 

 

 

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02.04.14 Super Bowl Party!

1554389_10201495989587779_1999147746_nWe have been so busy having fun since arriving here that I’m behind on writing. We’ve done and seen some cool things that I want to share with ya’ll, so I’m starting with Sunday when we went to a different part of the Atlantic Ocean beach and then Annie and Russ’s friend Beth’s condo to watch the Super Bowl game.

On Sunday afternoon we ventured out to the Atlantic Ocean beach again, in a different location. The walkway this time was very long and ended at a point about 4 feet above the beach. To get down to the beach you’d have to slide or jump and since lots of sand would get in my britches I chose not to jump or slide. Another day I will!  Be sure to note the sign  posted by the beach saying that if you get food stamps you don’t have to pay for  your fishing license.  We thought that was very funny! We left there and went to Annie and Russ’s friend Beth’s condo to watch the Super Bowl game.

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What a bust the game was but we had fun visiting and cheering against each other.  We were for the Broncos and Russ was for the Seahawks since they were the underdogs.  Boy did he get to cheer much more than we did!  We eventually converted to the Seahawks just to be able to cheer for someone.

We brought chicken and sausage gumbo. Chicken tenders and pizza rounded out our  Super Bowl fare!  It was a fun evening visiting even though the game was awful.

You’ll probably recognize Russ and Annie from previous pictures when we were in Minnesota.  The other lady was our gracious hostess Beth.  Those of you who know me well will appreciate it when I say that Beth can out talk me any day!!

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I’m glad to see that Annie has Beth and other good friends to see her through her cancer treatment and be there for her to cheer her on! Her treatments are rough but the cancer is growing much smaller.  Praise God! She shared with us that the treatment for her specific type of breast cancer was just released a couple of weeks before they diagnosed her.  God does work in mysterious ways!

Tomorrow we head out for a three day tour of St. Augustine which is the oldest continually inhabited city in the nation!  Lots to learn about and see and we’ll share it all with you guys!

Ya’ll come back now, ya’ hear!