Black and Gold Super Bowl

My apologies to the Indianapolis fans out there, but that’s the last reference you’re going to see to your team.

As a former resident of the great city of New Orleans and a confirmed life-long hater of all things Minnesotan, today is all about celebrating the New Orleans Saints – in pictures!

Let’s start with the man of the hour, Garrett Hartley.

Photo by: Ted Jackson/The Times-Picayune from nola.com

Photo by: Michael DeMocker / The Times-Picayune from nola.com

And while Hartley is certainly a great story, the better one is the excitement of the citizens of New Orleans. The rest of these pictures come from this gallery on nola.com by Times-Picayune photographer Matthew Hinton.

This sign was on the top of a ramp outside the Superdome. They didn’t waste any time!

Watching the game in a daiquiri bar on Bourbon Street

Second-lining on Bourbon Street!

8 thoughts on “Black and Gold Super Bowl

  1. Best.Post.Ever.

    Bee, NOLA is so freaking awesome, I’ve been twice and have officially adopted it as my hometown…it’s way the hell better than Indy (and I live here surrounded by royal-blue hell every damned day). :)

  2. I haven’t been post-Katrina, but it looks like they’re recovering nicely. I’ve got to add it back to the travel rotation.

  3. I went to college there and stayed for an extra two years.

    I moved away Memorial Day weekend of 2005 because my father was sick and was actually back visiting friends as Katrina hit. I helped a friend evacuate and we spent a few days in Memphis with my brother before getting home.

    I went back for the Mardi Gras after the hurricane and it was so cool because it was such a community experience.

    This year’s Mardi Gras will be outrageous.

    Aside from the party aspects, it’s such a cool city. I have a shirt that says “I Found My Heart in New Orleans” which just makes me smile.

  4. Thanks for this. I’ll never, ever, EVER get tired of pictures of that night. Being in NOLA for that game was the best experience of my life to date… though I’m hoping to top it on the 7th, then again on Mardi Gras weekend…

  5. As much as I would have liked to have seen the Jets in the Super Bowl, I’m really happy for New Orleans. They really needed something to celebrate after Katrina. Seeing the footage of Bourbon Street going from dead quiet (everyone watching the game) to absolutely NUTS (after winning the NFC Championship) was amazing.

  6. I am so jealous of you CS! I worked at a conference there my sr. yr. of college and abs. fell in love with the city. I was literally crying tears of joy when the kick went up. Oh, to have been in the quarter Sunday night!

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