What a week for New Orleans! Once again, we showed our uncanny and unmatched ability to host the world’s biggest events with world-class hospitality. The reviews streaming in couldn’t be better for our city:
- “The Real Super Bowl Winner: New Orleans” – Wall Street Journal
- “Big Easy: Back and Better than Ever” – Bob Schieffer, CBS Face the Nation
- “Super Bowl: Big Comeback for New Orleans” – CNBC
- “New Orleans is a tough act to follow as Super Bowl host” – NJ Star-Ledger (NYC/NJ is host of the 2014 Super Bowl)
Hosting the Super Bowl isn’t the only big impact Louisiana is having on professional football. Check out this New York Times story on “Flow of Talent from Louisiana’s River Towns.” Did you know that Louisiana has the most current NFL players per capita of any US state? An incredible statistic.
Louisiana natives and Ravens Jacoby Jones (from Abramson High in New Orleans) and Ed Reed (from Destrehan High School in Destrehan) highlight the long roster of our homegrown talent in the National Football League.