ESPN's Colin Cowherd's remarks on New Orleans should be taken with a grain of salt

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Apr 25, 2012; New York, NY, USA; ESPN SportsNation hosts Colin Cowherd (left) and Michelle Beadle during the Madden 13 cover unveiling on the set of SportsNation at Times Square. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE

The other day when ESPN’s Colin Cowherd made some rude remarks concerning the city of New Orleans, he joined a pool populated by the likes of Roger Goodell and Sean Pamphilon.  But residents of New Orleans should just relax.

After all, Cowherd is known for being outspoken and also put Detroit in the same category as New Orleans.  For those that haven’t heard the whole Cowherd rant, this is it in a nutshell.

Cowherd basically said that he didn’t understand why New Orleans is in consideration for so many sports venues and called the city “unsafe”.  He also said that he didn’t understand the big deal about New Orleans food, since you can get great food anywhere.

He also made disparaging remarks concerning the New Orleans airport.  Well, I’ll go ahead and give him that one.  Anyone that has had to travel to and through the airport in New Orleans knows it’s less than stellar, but they’re trying to improve.

Residents of New Orleans and especially New Orleans Saints fans have been blowing up social media and radio stations with furious comments about Cowherd.  Here’s a hint, don’t play into his hands.

Another ESPN “analyst”, Skip Bayless, uses the same tactics to garner attention and get people trending his name.  So don’t play their game, just take it with a grain of salt.

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  • larryjames836

    Colin Cowherd; you haven’t been to a city like New Orleans in his life we have a loving city that treat outsiders with respect. So I don’t know why you feel this way about our city we just a resident of people’s that love to have fun party and enjoy life as it come. Yes we are a different from any other fans base we support our team because they are part of us you not the only one that talks about our city we love it here. New Orleans is the only city that has a lot of different events many people’s from different cities and states comes to New Orleans me myself I lives in Dallas, Texas but born and raised in New Orleans and Dallas is nothing compared to New Orleans in everyway. So Colin Cowherd if you don’t like what you see in New Orleans don’t go I’m pretty sure that we as residents don’t remember calling you anyway. But you still are welcome to visit anytime we are not going to change for you and know one else also no other cities cooks, and eat the kinds of food like we do. Colin Cowherd you know who’s hosting the Super Bowl we not wanting to disappoint you but you will becoming to New Orleans for the 2013 Super Bowl and you can bring Rogers Goodell and Sean Pamphilon all three of you Saints haters will watch as the New Orleans Saints win the Championship and bring all the goodies to the BIG EASY.