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Angela Hill: Give New Orleans a Super Present
by Angela Hill,posted Oct 9 2013 10:01AM
Angela@wwl.com - 10.9.13
We know how beautifully we can host a Super Bowl. Frankly, the world does too. We have the perfect venue--a walk-able town, food fit for kings, more talent to entertain guests than any place on earth and a welcome mat woven with the love of all of us.
We want the Super Bowl back in 2018 and we should have it. Not just for all the reasons just stated, but because it’s our 300th birthday. Minneapolis and Indianapolis can have it after that…but, it’s our birthday…a big one and we want to throw the party. Having the Super Bowl back would be like a giant present to New Orleans wrapped up in an international audience.
We also know that the powers that be know the Crescent City puts on the best show…no snow, sleet or ice…no pain in the behind transportation issues…and certainly no boring food.
I say…what’s the debate? Give us the 2018 Super Bowl. We’ll throw a party the world won’t forget and football fans everywhere can join us as we enter our next century!
Today on ANGELA: New Orleans is one of three cities that could host Super Bowl in 2018. Why should the big game be in the Big Easy? And what else do you want to see improve by our 300th anniversary? Our guests: Ron Forman, Chairman of the Louisiana Stadium &^ Exposition District and President & CEO of the Audubon Nature Institute…and Jay Cicero, President & CEO of the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation. PLUS: From the front porch. This week we’ll spotlight Lakeview…the status of crime, blight, potholes, streetlights, street flooding, new businesses and more. Joining us: Freddy Yoder, Vice President of the Lakeview Civic Improvement Association Board and Chair of the Infrastructure Committee; Ann LeBlanc, President of Lakeview Civic Blight; and Nancy Lytle w/the Lakeview Business Development Committee. AND: another open book…this time we’ll go one-on-one with our Saints Radio Broadcast team—the “Voice of the Saints” Jim Henderson and Saints color analyst Hokie Gajan.