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Thank you from a Raven fan

Posted: 2/6/2013 9:53 AM

Thank you from a Raven fan 


Hey guys, your city did you proud.  I attended the game and all of the pre-Super Bowl festivities and had a blast.  All the locals were so friendly and inviting and the food was superb!  Your city did a great job and I will definately make it a point to visit down the road.

Two big thumbs up!

Oh, but please keep your hands off of Ed Reed.  Even though he is older, we still want him.  That goes for Jacoby Jones as well biggrin

Last edited 2/6/2013 9:55 AM by rantnrav

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Posted: 2/6/2013 7:01 PM

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New Orleans is a great place.  I hate that I live about 6 hours away.  As a season ticket holder I can only make it back to about 3-4 games a year and often that requires my wife to have to take off at least one Monday a year to do a 3:15pm or Sunday Night kickoff.

I can never do a Monday night.

The food in incredible and the reviews from the whole week have been positive. 

I know that some people were critical of the power situation, but I think that could have happened anywhere.  They will look at the situation and see where the problem was.  I don't know how many more juice was used because of the added media of the game.

It is something they will fix.

I know that are betting on the 2018 game.  I am biased but I think that New Orleans is a place that deserves to host and should host every 5 or 6 years.  I don't agree with NYC hosting.  It would be great for everyone to host, but the game is too big to be control by weather.  The power outage the other night almost cost the Ravens.  I believe without it Baltimore wins going away.  Maybe by 17 or more points.  Unfortunately for the Ravens the break allowed the 49ers to regroup and settle their QB down.

Saint Tiger

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Posted: 2/6/2013 7:08 PM

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I expect Panthers to be in the next Super Bowl in New Orleans devil
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Posted: 2/7/2013 6:07 AM

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While I do think momentum was lost, I also have to give credit to the 49ers.  They did that in each playoff game so I don't think it was coincidence.  When they turn it on, they really are good.

One suggestion I could make.  Get some cup holders for the seats.  People kept spilling their beers and that floor got really slippery.
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Posted: 2/7/2013 6:13 AM

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Yeah I dont think that will happen.  A redesign like that would require a changing out of all the seats at millions of dollars.

Plus it probably would cost them some seats in the process.  The Dome built in 1975 I believe is one of the older structures in the NFL.

If it wasn't for the incredible job that the host committee does and the show that the city provides I doubt New Orleans would have hosted a Super Bowl after the 1986 one.

One thing I heard the guys on NFL Radio talk about was how all the events were centrally located and within walking distance of the downtown hotels.

As many people know, the Super Bowl has become a week long event with parties, corporate sponsors, NFL experience, Media day, Taste of the NFL, and there is even a charity bowling event with former NFL Stars.

According to the radio host, New Orleans had it all together except for the Bowling event.  He said in Miami you spent half your time in cabs between Ft Lauderdale and South Beach going between the different events and it was like 45 minutes in a cab each way.

Saint Tiger

Last edited 2/7/2013 6:18 AM by tigerterrace

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Posted: 2/7/2013 6:37 AM

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My son works for JPSO [Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office] and worked side by side with NOPD [New Orleans Police Dept] for the Superbowl event...other than the Sugarbowl...and Mardi Gras...he said the Superbowl was a BIG event he looked forward to working...the people/fans who came down for the event were very courteous and he told me he's never been told "thank you" by so many people before...instead of it being a very stressfull time...he said he enjoyed the atmosphere just as much as the fans....

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Posted: 2/7/2013 10:04 AM

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bubbamoniz wrote: My son works for JPSO [Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office] and worked side by side with NOPD [New Orleans Police Dept] for the Superbowl event...other than the Sugarbowl...and Mardi Gras...he said the Superbowl was a BIG event he looked forward to working...the people/fans who came down for the event were very courteous and he told me he's never been told "thank you" by so many people before...instead of it being a very stressfull time...he said he enjoyed the atmosphere just as much as the fans....
Well, I'm glad to hear that.  I personally did not see one single fight.  Not even a verbal confrontation.  Nothing more than some friendly banter.  Beforehand, I had heard some bad reports about 49ers fans just as I'm sure they heard some bad things about us.  Either the nicer ones showed up or it was greatly exaggerated.  They seemed like a really nice bunch.
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Posted: 2/7/2013 10:10 AM

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bubbamoniz wrote: My son works for JPSO [Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office]
Is he also head of security at Bubba's for my shows? If so, he's great. He keeps the ugly fans away from me. 
devil
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Posted: 2/7/2013 10:11 AM

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We always have a fair amount of visiting fans that enjoy coming to New Orleans for their away games.  I have never seen any problems from visiting fans.

I know that when the NBA does their surveys at the end of the year one of the comments they often get is that players like to have the day off after or before playing in New Orleans so they can get out and experience the town, food and culture.

As a Ravens fan maybe you could tell me if this is common.  I know that Giants fans travel really well and Pittsburgh and Dallas have fans across the country so they are everywhere.

Do you see a lot of visiting fans at Ravens' home games?

Saint Tiger

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Posted: 2/7/2013 1:58 PM

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tigerterrace wrote:

We always have a fair amount of visiting fans that enjoy coming to New Orleans for their away games.  I have never seen any problems from visiting fans.

I know that when the NBA does their surveys at the end of the year one of the comments they often get is that players like to have the day off after or before playing in New Orleans so they can get out and experience the town, food and culture.

As a Ravens fan maybe you could tell me if this is common.  I know that Giants fans travel really well and Pittsburgh and Dallas have fans across the country so they are everywhere.

Do you see a lot of visiting fans at Ravens' home games?

We get our share of visiting fans.  When we first came into the league, we were overrun by Squeeler fans.  But, that has dwindled over the years.  Most PSL season ticket holdes refuse to sell to them.  As long as you aren't a Steelers or Colts fan you are treated pretty well.  We have a nice harbor area that your River Walk reminds me of.  It is worth visiting.
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Posted: 2/7/2013 5:01 PM

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CANAPANTHERFAN wrote:
bubbamoniz wrote: My son works for JPSO [Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office]
Is he also head of security at Bubba's for my shows? If so, he's great. He keeps the ugly fans away from me. 
devil
He said Fagnar gives him alot of trouble trying to sneek into your dressing room...tongue

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