Sports – Another Pillar Supporting Re-New Orleans

New Orleans is perhaps best known as the birthplace of Jazz…(the sticker in the trombone “Re-New Orleans”)

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Or, for its place in the top tier of culinary destinations in the world…

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But don’t forget the role of sports and the teams of New Orleans. They are definitely part of Nola Rising – New Orleans’ rebirth.

What other city could boast hosting these events back to back – The BCS, The Sugar Bowl, Mardi Gras and the NBA All-Star Game largely without incident?

The two bowl games drew more than a combined 150,000 fans to the Superdome and tens of thousands more to the city, while the All-Star game is estimated to have drawn 50,000 – 60,000 fans. Remember, that doesn’t include the 800,000 Mardi Gras revelers; and these all came over a six week period.

It’s one of those feel good stories the media tend to forget about. So here’s a little “lagniappe” for ya (little sumthin extra)…Enjoy! That’s Floyd Mayweather elevating like Baron Davis, and of course, T.O. gets MVP at the celeb all-star game!

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~ by jacqueline1230 on March 8, 2008.

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