The St. Augustine High School marching band played “Stand up and get Crunk” on CNN.
That surreal moment, in a season full of them, is one reason why the NFL has to be loving this story. The Saints and the celebration in New Orleans crosses traditional sports boundaries. It’s become a national news story, not just a sports story.
(An alternate title to Lombardi Gras: Dat Tuesday.)
MSNBC was showing the parade for a while, the NYTimes’ website is leading their website with coverage, NFL Network and ESPNews are also simulcasting parade coverage in New Orleans and shows no signs of stopping. “The Situation Room” continues to monitor the situation.
The rest of the nation is getting a sense of the flavor of the city with the marching bands, the elaborate floats, and a victory parade is just picking up steam now that the sun is down.