Saturday, January 28, 2012

New Orleanians are good losers

Letters to the New Orleans Times-Picayune Editor


Dear Southeast Louisiana,

I know it hurts, but don't mope. Would you have wanted a trip to the Super Bowl this year anyway? Would you have wanted to buy a winter coat in addition to that big ticket and a flight and a night in a lonesome hotel room? Imagine the darkness of an Indianapolis night in February. Horrible.

Picture this instead: The biggest block party in the universe. Trumpets and snare drums audible from outer space. A second-line stretching from Poydras to Buras, Bourbon to Bay St. Louis, St. Charles to the state Capitol. The Mississippi River covered in steam from one million pots of bisque, gumbo, jambalaya, beans, greens and √©toufe√©

Super Bowl XLVII is coming to New Orleans and there's a lot of work to do. Make haste. Catch extra fish. Practice your tambourine. Dance in front of the mirror. Ask your governor for a light rail system.

The best is yet to come. Who Dat!
Chris Slaughter, Oxford, Miss.


Thanks to Mark Lorando and his uplifting column that gave the members of the Who Dat nation a reality check on the Saints 2011 season.

We truly have nothing to be sad or upset about and lots to look forward to in the coming season.

Thanks to the entire Saints organization for a fabulous year and to Mr. Lorando for putting it all in perspective for us!

Lyn Dickmann, New Orleans


The Saints had an amazing year. Records were broken, and the players played their hearts out. The Who Dat Nation is proud of their Saints.

This season was filled with excitement. The team was the highlight of many conversations.

To that end, I found it disappointing that the only thing a letter writer could say was, 'The Saints still can't break the 49ers jinx' It's a shame that his glass is only half empty.

Johnnie Beter, Kenner

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