Vikings-Saints 'encore' kicks off NFL...

Vikings-Saints 'encore' kicks off NFL season

There are 3 comments on the TMCnet story from Sep 11, 2010, titled Vikings-Saints 'encore' kicks off NFL season. In it, TMCnet reports that:

The Saints' first Super Bowl title was so big in New Orleans that Mardi Gras, a revered local institution dating back well more than a century, became popularly known as, "Lombardi Gras." New Orleans' momentous victory over the Indianapolis Colts occurred in the middle of the city's parade season, so the Saints' celebratory ride through town with ...

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catkinson

Lacombe, LA

#1 Sep 12, 2010
"Over a century?" Explorers Iberville and Bienville sailed into Louisiana on March 2, 1699, the day before Mardi Gras. The next day, about 60 miles downriver from where New Orleans is today, they made camp. In honor of the holiday, they named the place Point du Mardi Gras, the nearby tributary Bayou Mardi Gras, and the celebration began.

It's been a while.
football_sucks

Annapolis, MD

#2 Sep 12, 2010
Football is boring, too many thugs play this off color sport.
Plagiarist Watch

Cornersville, TN

#3 Sep 13, 2010
football_sucks wrote:
Football is boring, too many thugs play this off color sport.
Then slash your wrists and stop breathing my air.

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