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Carnival parades move to avoid Super Bowl

The Monday night Saints-Patriots game essentially resulted in a New Orleans city holiday. 

We can only imagine what Super Bowl Sunday would be like in the city, and some folks are making plans just in case.  Or canceling them.

A handful of Carnival Krewes have rescheduled their parades that were set for February 7 with the hopes that the hometown football team keeps people occupied.

Mardi Gras season peaks the following weekend, but the celebration lasts a few weeks before the tourists show up en masse.  (We’re partial to Cleopatra.) 

Two parades scheduled for the seventh, Alla and Centurions, are rolling a day earlier.  Two more were moved an hour earlier on Super Bowl Sunday, and another was canceled entirely.

Drew Brees said a few weeks ago that he doesn’t believe in voodoo, but we question the mojo involved in changing plans already for the big day.  It’s like talking about a no-hitter while it’s in progress.

No matter how the season turns out, there will a Saints-themed party the following week.  Seven days after the Super Bowl, Brees will ride through uptown New Orleans as the “King of Baccus” in one of the most popular parades of the season. 

Whether “Breesus” helps force another raucous parade earlier that week remains to be seen.

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15 Responses to “Carnival parades move to avoid Super Bowl”
  1. Hap says: Dec 18, 2009 5:10 PM

    Brees doesn’t believe in voodoo ? I’m gonna stick pins in his dainty doll’s ass and see if he believes then.

  2. mnmaverick says: Dec 18, 2009 5:17 PM

    Brees mize well get plastic surgery for a pair of breasts so that he can beg for beads at Mardi Gras. The Vikes will be in Miami.

  3. chunky soupy sales says: Dec 18, 2009 5:22 PM

    Is it possible to have a hurricane in Feb?

  4. ChipLeader says: Dec 18, 2009 5:29 PM

    Florio might break out is Rosenthal voodoo doll for making a baseball reference…

  5. SF Saints Fan says: Dec 18, 2009 5:30 PM

    Makes sense to move the parades now. The logistics required to pull off back to back parades on the same day and on the same route are such that these things need to be scheduled and planned far in advance.
    Florio,
    “We’re partial to Cleopatra.”
    I prefer Proteus myself….

  6. Mark0226 says: Dec 18, 2009 6:19 PM

    Well, they certainly can’t wait until the NFC Championship game is over to change the schedule of a parade. It is prudent business decision, which will have no direct impact on whether the Saints make it or not.

  7. Panu says: Dec 18, 2009 6:33 PM

    Rosenthal,
    Nice shoutout to the Westbank!

  8. Fan of Football says: Dec 18, 2009 6:40 PM

    No need. The 18-0 Saints will lose to the Vikes a couple weeks before.

  9. Favre On HGH says: Dec 18, 2009 6:57 PM

    Brees mize well get plastic surgery for a pair of breasts so that he can beg for beads at Mardi Gras. The Vikes will be in Miami.
    ———————-
    Only because of their lame public service announcements to try and get fans to vote them into the Pro-Bowl.
    SKOL VIKINGS!

  10. Maddenboy says: Dec 18, 2009 7:49 PM

    what’s a “no hitter?” Is that the new name for the Tom Brady rule?
    It must have SOME relation to football, right?

  11. NOLA504 says: Dec 18, 2009 9:13 PM

    Cleopatra? Alla? Westbank proud, baby!

  12. SF Saints Fan says: Dec 18, 2009 10:23 PM

    Fan of Football:
    “No need. The 18-0 Saints will lose to the Vikes a couple weeks before.”
    Sorry to break this to you, but if the Saints are 18-0 that would mean that they just won the NFC Championship Game and the next stop would be Miami. Skol!
    13-0
    On the road to 19-0

  13. WashingtonRedstorms says: Dec 18, 2009 10:44 PM

    New Orleans Saints a oxymoron ……………
    16-0 is a curse…..
    Vikings vs Chargers or Cincy SB….

  14. mnmaverick says: Dec 19, 2009 12:55 PM

    Only because of their lame public service announcements to try and get fans to vote them into the Pro-Bowl.
    ————————————————————————-
    That announcement was on every teams’ official site, you moron.
    Are you mad because the Packer faithful haven’t supported their team? LOL

  15. lilhopo says: Dec 19, 2009 3:15 PM

    Destiny is for the Saints to win the superbowl and change the name of mardi gras to super gras

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