Spent the week in New Orleans covering Super Bowl 47. It was a pretty amazing experience. This was my first Super Bowl, and I’m happy it was in NOLA. The Crescent City already has the history, the tradition, the culture, the arts, the music, the food, the personality. Nothing needs to be added, sans some Super Bowl signs and a good street washing every night. That’s what makes NOLA a fantastic Super Bowl city, and helps alleviate the pain of its one flaw: Space.
Can’t say the same for, say, Arizona, which will host Super Bowl 49 … Now THAT place will need to import some serious excitement.
Here’s a few pics from the trip.
All my stinkin’ stuff. Half clothes, half camera equipment.
When we arrived, it was the first week of Mardi Gras … then NOLA took a break for the Super Bowl and started Week Two of Mardi Gras after the big game. Anyways, the day we got there, plenty of parades were happening. I’m talking major parades. They close down all the streets and it takes FOREVER to get anywhere by car or by foot. But, it’s cool to see and obviously, the parades generate a ton of excitement. Here’s a bag of beads that was literally thrown off of a float. Apparently, the people on the float have so many extra beads, that they just start chucking bags of ‘em when the parade starts winding down. Good times.
A picture from Media Day. I loved Media Day … It was exhausting, but fun. I think the first team gets it best. The 49ers were the first team, and all the reporters were bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. By the time the Ravens arrived, and lunch was over, it felt like everyone needed a nap. Here’s my video feature from Media Day:
Talking to Bills Linebacker and SDSU Alum Kirk Morrison at Radio Row. Of everything at the Super Bowl, I think Radio Row was my favorite place to be … I just liked being able to watch all the TV networks and radio stations do their thing, and I liked that you never knew who you were going to see while you were there. There’s a lot of energy in the room. Here’s my Radio Row feature:
Here I am at the NFL Experience — 850,000 square-feet of games, interactive exhibits, NFL history, shopping and more. Here’s my video feature from that:
I did a bunch of interviews with athletes all week … Loved catching up with Chargers linebacker Takeo Spikes on what his future holds:
Hope you enjoyed all the coverage from New Orleans!