New Orleans has hosted a shitload of Super Bowls in the past. This time, however, the powers that be have gone bat shit crazy in allowing the NFL and the teevee people to walk over them. They have turned Jackson Square into a glorified television studio and allowed the pukes at The Talk to literally desecrate/deface/brand the statue of General/President Andrew Jackson.
To prove that I am not making this up, here's a photo posted by my facebook friend Edward Cox:
It's a pity that Old Hickory isn't around. He'd go Wayne LaPierre on their asses and fire when he saw the red of their eyes or something. Trust me, I'm not advocating violence even by dead duellists but this is ridiculous. As the old saw goes, if you give some people an inch they'll take a mile.
I'll be writing more about this nonsense as the week goes along. Someone will be honored for their malakatude at some point but there are so many candidates that I'm feeling indecisive. Suffice it to say, I'm nostalgic for the days when the worst thing that happened when we hosted the Super Bowl was Jim McMahon getting drunk on Bourbon Street and trash talking the city.
UPDATE: The photo was taken by Bernie Murden.