I already knew this would have been a great week to be in New Orleans as the city got ready for the big game, but this WSJ story, New Orleans Takes A Week Off, drove it home:
Pre-Mardi Gras parades have been rescheduled. Some restaurants are closing on a non-holiday for the first time. Sunday evening Mass is canceled across much of the city, with the blessing of the local archbishop.
In moving the start date of a civil trial from earlier this week to Feb. 9, Parish of Orleans Judge Michael G. Bagneris wrote in an order that he “takes judicial notice that Saintsmania permeates the City of New Orleans.”
Also area schools are taking tomorrow off, and of course everybody ignored the mayoral election. (Landrieu won.)
Enjoy the game…