Tag:New Orleans Saints
Posted on: January 26, 2010 3:56 pm
Edited on: January 26, 2010 3:58 pm
The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported yesterday on their website that their hardcopy issues commemorating the Saints' NFC championship victory were completely sold out. Anticipating this, they printed more copies than usual. And they still sold out.
To make up for it, the paper printed up more copies to distribute at their offices Tuesday morning. And it still wasn't enough. Lines were so long that law enforcement had to show up to direct traffic.
Kudos to the city of New Orleans and their passion.
Most blame the newspaper industry's collapse on the Internet and the instant-24 hour news cycle that it brings, and the fact that every home with access to the net is another nail in its coffin. But that's just bogus, man. I have internet access. And just this past weekend, I was about to go and buy myself a newspaper from the stand around the corner. But my foot fell asleep so I stayed home and watched a Monk marathon on USA Network instead.
Posted on: January 26, 2010 1:12 pm
Edited on: January 26, 2010 1:32 pm
....get ready for a crapload of storylines and puff pieces!
Thaaaat's right. Super Bowl XLIV in Miami is all set. And fans of Rachel Nichols and golden-hued lighting everywhere can rejoice! What with a whole 12 days to go before the big game, the media has a lot of time to cover the heaps of stories-behind-the-stories-behind-t
he-stories that are sure to captivate and enthrall America -- nay! The world!
There is, of course, the entire city of New Orleans and everything it's been through since Katrina. It's a pretty great story, actually. A city ravished by a monstrous hurricane, rising from the darkness and rebuilding not only its devastated city structures but its identity as well. Even the President is rooting for the Saints for this very reason. And it will remain a great story until the endless vignettes featuring Harry Connick Jr. driving around town with Sean Peyton riding shotgun drives it straight into the ground.
There's also Archie Manning and his burdensome dilemma. Should he root for the his team? Should he root for his son's team? On one hand, Peyton Manning is his son. On the other, Archie played for the Saints, lives in New Orleans, and has been a long-suffering Saints fan. But, hey, Peyton's already won a Super Bowl. So the Saints it is! Suck on that, son! Oh wait. He's already claimed he's rooting for Peyton .
Regardless of this piece of news, you should still expect to hear about Archie's non-existent dilemma all the way up to kickoff, and even during the broadcast itself.
Other stories we'll surely be bombarded with: