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Rob Ryan was the king of the Mardi Gras yesterday

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There are few more perfect combinations of character, setting and scene than Rob Ryan in New Orleans for Mardi Gras.

This morning it might not be so much fun to be the Saints defensive coordinator, but it appears to have been a party worth a little pain.

According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Ryan was in his element as he led the Krewe of Argus parade yesterday.

There was a troop of Rob Ryan impersonators dancing at a previous parade, but this one had him serving as Grand Marshall, and apparently having a grand time.

He tossed “silver doubloons imprinted with his own likeness” to the crowd, and appeared to spent most of the morning eating.

After being spotted at a Jimmy John’s (Drew Brees approves) prior to the parade, he didn’t stop there.

“I saw him at the Tiffin Inn Pancake House down the street a while ago,” said Regina Ward. “And man, he was really putting it away! I’ve never seen a person eat that much.”

Along the route, another fan jogged alongside the float and offered Ryan a Krispy Kreme doughnut, which he happily accepted.

Reports of other refreshments were not as detailed, though perhaps inevitable.

If you’re going to head into Ash Wednesday anyway, you might as well do it in style.

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17 Responses to “Rob Ryan was the king of the Mardi Gras yesterday”
  1. pantherfan40 says: Mar 5, 2014 8:04 AM

    what he win a pie eating contest

  2. doctorrustbelt says: Mar 5, 2014 8:07 AM

    Get it all in before Lent.

  3. birdcen says: Mar 5, 2014 8:12 AM

    Was the king of the Mardi Gras yesterday? It should have read was the king of Mardi Gras yesterday. Come on now! If you do not understand it, please do not write about it. Have a nice day.

  4. pfic15 says: Mar 5, 2014 8:13 AM

    Say what you want about Rob. The guy is golden in NO. I love having him here.

  5. sb44champs says: Mar 5, 2014 8:28 AM

    Rain and cold all Mardi Gras day so it was only the diehards that braved the weather..

  6. realitycheckbaby says: Mar 5, 2014 8:32 AM

    Good for him.

  7. scoops1 says: Mar 5, 2014 8:42 AM

    Rob Ryan…newest spokesman for Golden Corral

  8. greenwhodat26 says: Mar 5, 2014 9:16 AM

    “the Dude abides…”

  9. shawshankreception says: Mar 5, 2014 9:16 AM

    SMYT!

  10. jimmyt says: Mar 5, 2014 9:28 AM

    I find the folks that get the most excited about Mardi Gras to be a little light in the loafers.

  11. abninf says: Mar 5, 2014 9:51 AM

    Is he a swinger like his brother?

  12. boisestatewhodat says: Mar 5, 2014 10:01 AM

    No place like New Orleans…the most unique city in this country. It is no doubt the NFLs favorite city and if it were up to the NFL…the super bowl would be played there every year.

  13. fdugrad says: Mar 5, 2014 10:11 AM

    Well, he certainly has the “Gras” part down!

  14. ez4u2sa says: Mar 5, 2014 10:13 AM

    Didn’t realize the Mardi Gras needed another clown….

  15. granzombi says: Mar 5, 2014 10:32 AM

    Should have read King of Argus, a suburban Metairie parade. I was disappointed that Orpheus or Bacchus didnt get him on board like they have Brees and Payton and Steve Gleason, still it’s excellent to see him having fun here. And who really cares how much he eats, dag.. so many good things to write about the guy, and Mardi Gras, and ya’ll can only focus on donuts.

  16. wisconsinhillfolk says: Mar 5, 2014 12:28 PM

    Did you say “dag”? What is a “dag”?

  17. musicman495 says: Mar 7, 2014 10:08 AM

    I love Ryan, but he was not “King of the Mardi Gras.” He was grand marshal of a suburban parade on Mardi Gras day.

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