Feb 2, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; General view of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in advance of Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans has made an impression on Super Bowl patrons and media..except ESPN's Michelle Beadle

Although the New Orleans Saints didn’t make it to play in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, there is one thing that they can be sure of.  And that is that The Big Easy will surely give them another chance at Domefield advantage.

All reports that have come out of the city have been that not only Saints fans have been having a blast, but the media and out-of-towners for the big game have been too.

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White tweeted out earlier last week that he took back everything he’s ever said about New Orleans and that “it’s a great place.”  Even ESPN’s Colin Cowherd had his mind changed.

AwfulAnnouncing.com reported that Cowherd has given New Orleans some positive press by saying it’s “the service capital of the world” and a “Mecca.”  This was a drastic change from when he said last year that it was “America’s least safe major city.”

Of course leave it to one of ESPN’s family and Cowherd’s co-host of SPORTSNATION, Michelle Beadle to sour the punch.  Almost eight hours ago she posted this on her Twitter account:

I love you New Orleans BUT you are not prepared to host this many people.  #gridlock #nocabs

Obviously Beadle has an addiction to public transportation since she also mentioned that at least in New York they have a subway system.  New York by the way will host the next Super Bowl and coincidentally that is where Beadle lives….go figure.  Make it less obvious next time Michelle.

Other than the city itself, the NFL Experience has drawn countless people towards the playing field.  In fact, a friend of mine took his son the other day and couldn’t stop raving about it.

His eyes lit up and he was acting like a kid at Christmas describing how he and his son spent eight hours going to get autographs from past and present NFL greats, touring the different events, as well as participating in a football clinic given by Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins.  He said all the volunteers and event staff were friendly and top notch.

All in all, judging from what I’ve heard from several friends and in the media, New Orleans should see plenty of Super Bowl visits in the future.  I mean hey, if Roddy White can say something nice about New Orleans, they’ve got to be doing something right.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rodney-Guidry/100002681142018 Rodney Guidry

    Well, New Orleans does not need a subway, because you can walk. How stupid would it be for New Orleans below sea level to have subway. New Orleans is by far the best place to host the Superbowl. Some people just can’t stand that New Orleans is so perfect to host the Superbowl. Look how cold Dallas was when they had the Superbowl. Can you imagine New Jersey. How can you say you love New Orleans and then make a stupid statement like she did.

    • louisianakid1954

      We not worried about how she feel just as long as everyone else had a wonderful time. New York and no other citys is not enjoyable as the city of New Orleans so much entertainment and events, and good food. She just need to go see for herself, if you never been there shutup and don’t say anything.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rodney-Guidry/100002681142018 Rodney Guidry

        See above Larry. My last name should give that away. I have no doubt New Orleans will get the Superbowl in 2018.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rodney-Guidry/100002681142018 Rodney Guidry

        See above Larry. My last name should give that away. I have no doubt New Orleans will get the Superbowl in 2018.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rodney-Guidry/100002681142018 Rodney Guidry

    Downtown New Orleans. New York City host, yet played in New Jersey. She better pray there is no snow storm for next year.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rodney-Guidry/100002681142018 Rodney Guidry

    Well, what an idiot that says New Orleans is not prepared to handle the big crowds. Mardi Gras,Superbowls,Final Fours, NBA All-Star game, College Football Championship, Sugar Bowl, NFC playoffs. No city is better prepared than New Orleans. Thanks for all who complimented New Orleans. I miss New Orleans as we are living in Sacramento and been away for over 10 years. My favorite city in the world is by far New Orleans. Born there and lived in or around the city for 47 years.

  • Melissa Miller

    I believe Beadle left ESPN about 6 months ago and is working for NBC now.

    • cincat

      I believe it’s CBS W/ #DaveBriggs. At any rate the charm of Street cars& trolleys trumps a subway any day! Jealousy in the media transparent, just notice the blackout reporting ad nauseum, which ONLY the media seems to have a problem with! Go Saints! Whodat!