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    Re: Thank You New Orleans!!!



    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Confine the power problem to the appropriate thread (s) please.

    This thread is about the awesome people of New Orleans!
    It was incredible wasn't it?
    The vibe in the streets was really positive from Friday on.
    Saturday night I went all over Bourbon and the FQ.......the fans were so positive, in huge numbers.
    The fans weren't going to take a loss.
    And we did it!
    Way Down South in New Orleans




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    Re: Thank You New Orleans!!!

    You all beat me to it! On my way back to Baltimore and all I can think about is how great New Orleans was. The people. The city. The history. The music. The food. The ambiance. I remember the NFL toying with making New Orleans the home of the Super Bowl for 5-10 years. After this weekend, I would be all for it. (And hopefully the power issues in the Superdome are resolved before then!)

    Great job, New Orleans - and thank you for one of the best weekends of my life!




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    Re: Thank You New Orleans!!!

    Got home late last night and had to go back to work today (season ticket invoices will be arriving soon) after a GREAT weekend in NOLA. Everything downtown was walkable or available via mass transit, the Ravens Nation turnout terrific, and we introduced some folks to tailgating.. B-more style. Managed to get tickets without taking out a third mortgage and it was an experience our group will cherish forever.
    NOLARaven- THANKS for all the tips and help!




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    Super Bowl there every year! We had so much fun with the locals. The craziest thing was that purple march over to the stadium...the locals kept asking, "where he heck did you all come from!?!?". Man that was cool.

    That town was bright friggin' purple all weekend!

    Back at the office here so tired and happy. The Parade comes right by, hoping to stick my head out for a peek. Too swamped here to go see everything today.




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    Re: Thank You New Orleans!!!

    I was unfortunate enough to miss the superbowl this year there, however, a few years back when we played the Saints here and we won, there was about 20 saints fans that were from NOLA area, they lined up near the entrance of one of the tunnels and congratulated every Raven fan that walked out of that section, one of the classiest things ever seen from another fan base. Since that moment on i always had a soft spot for that city.




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    Thumbs up Re: Thank You New Orleans!!!

    I wasn't in NO for the Super Bowl, but the wife and I took a vacation there last April. It was 7 days of absolute joy! The jazz, great food, Abita, atmosphere, people, Mardi Gras museum, Cafe Du Monde, Mississippi river, etc.
    Man, I'd be hard pressed to select a better spot (and I live in New York City) to party in... Bc




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    Re: Thank You New Orleans!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Fanatic View Post
    Yup, I'd like to add my +1 to these thoughts as well.

    Just got home myself a short time ago.

    Possibly the greatest city in the country to go party at.

    No matter where you went, everybody wanted us to win!!

    This would include Biloxi, MS. where we stayed as well.
    Any Falcons fan you came across....same thing.

    Was there the year after Katrina when we played the Saints and they were just as welcoming.

    I swore then that my ass would be back again but wasn't anticipating going back until 2014 when we play them again.

    Bought tickets to the game while down there and will never regret it.
    Possibly one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life.

    Spent the whole weekend partying with all my closest Raven fans friends and shared an absolutely incredible weekend with people that mean a lot to me.

    The whole experience was absolutely surreal and will never be forgotten!!







    Disagree completely.

    Yeah, the stadium is outdated and probably should be replaced, but not having another Super bowl there is out of the question.

    IMO, clearly they know how to do it after 10 times doing it.

    The whole entire atmosphere of the city, the architecture, the giant freakin' party of the entire city and the French quarter.

    If/when we ever go again to the Super bowl, I hope it's there.

    That place fuckin' rocks!!!

    +2. I had the most amazing time down there. The people were AWESOME! Friendly, great hosts, always asking if we liked it, offering suggestions and thanked us for coming down. I'm quite the party animal but I've NEVER been anywhere that could hold a candle to NoLa. I will do my best to go there anytime the Ravens play there.

    Glad you pulled the trigger, Fanatic. Chris & I were so glad that all of the Lot J Crew went to the game and were able to share the Ravens victory together.




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    LOL I am glad you got tix.
    I came by the lot on Sunday, and I guess y'all were off getting 'em........no worries.
    Like I said on WBAL last Tuesday, we were going to take this.....and it was going to feel like a home game.
    So, thanks Baltimore for making that happen.
    Way Down South in New Orleans




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    Re: Thank You New Orleans!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by NOLARavenFAN View Post
    LOL I am glad you got tix.
    I came by the lot on Sunday, and I guess y'all were off getting 'em........no worries.
    Like I said on WBAL last Tuesday, we were going to take this.....and it was going to feel like a home game.
    So, thanks Baltimore for making that happen.
    And shout out a big Thank You to NOLARavenFAN. Your participation in the planning thread was extremely valuable to all of us who came, even including myself, a former New Orleans 'burbs resident. I did enjoy meeting you. Thanks for tracking me down all the way to the one-holer in Cafe du Monde.

    btw: I chose a different approach on Sunday to avoid the traffic mess and parking rip-offs: the Algiers free ferry to the base of Canal Street, transfer to the new streetcar line from that point to the Superdome. It was hassle free, costing a total of $.80 round trip.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenswintitle View Post
    Their stadium on the other hand is outdated and needs work. Some serious scrutiny needs to come into play if they're considered for another SB.
    Although the stadium could use further enhancements (bigger video board for one), it still is the best stadium in the NFL, taking into account its downtown location, vertical orientation, sightlines, theater-style cushioned seating, etc. Newer stadiums in the suburbs lack the weekend-long fan electricity that is generated arounf the Superdome. Can you imagine how bad it will be next season, playing in the snow at the Hackensack Dump located at the middle-of-nowhere, New Jersey?
    In a 2003 BBC poll that asked Brits to name the "Greatest American Ever", Mr. T came in fourth, behind ML King (3rd), Abe Lincoln (2nd) and Homer Simpson (1st).




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    Re: Thank You New Orleans!!!

    How about bigger seats?

    My friend just told me unless you sat in the padded seats near the field it was a disaster, espescially for tall and large people.
    His knees were up against his chest the entire game and he had to get up and move out into the aisle when people went
    by.

    During the blackout he couldn't even get a hot dog or beer which cost $12. He had to stay in Mississippi and had
    a 2-hour ride to the stadium. I remember friends in Nest 1 who went to SB 35 and had an 8 hour ride to go to the
    pre-game parties during the week and game.

    NO survived one of the worst natural disasters ever and spent a ton of money on the building but they really need a new
    stadium from what I heard. The blackout really sounds like an abnormality as they claim.
    Last edited by AirFlacco; 02-05-2013 at 05:38 PM.




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    Hey everyone...just wanted to register to offer my congratulations to all the Ravens fans on your Super Bowl Championship...I'm happy for you that you get to enjoy this.

    Also wanted to say that I am really happy that you all had such a good time visiting NOLA this past weekend...we always try to make visitors feel welcome and I'm glad you all felt that way. Please come back again and visit here anytime.

    Congratulations again!




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    Quote Originally Posted by AirFlacco View Post
    How about bigger seats?

    My friend just told me unless you sat in the padded seats near the field it was a disaster, especially for tall and large people.
    His knees were up against his chest the entire game and he had to get up and move out into the aisle when people went
    by.
    I have no idea where your friend was sitting, but I've never encountered such a problem at any level of seating in the dome. And I am no string bean. I had many fans getting up during the game to pass my seat -- no problems whatsoever. Is your friend 7 feet tall and 400 pounds, perhaps?

    Quote Originally Posted by AirFlacco View Post
    During the blackout he couldn't even get a hot dog or beer which cost $12. He had to stay in Mississippi and had
    a 2-hour ride to the stadium.
    Lack of planning on his part. There was lodging available on the West Bank on game day. Moreover, Mississippi beaches and casinos provided a decent alternative for those who didn't stay in the City.

    I flew out of Panama City Beach yesterday with about 100 Ravens fans. Our 3+1/2 star rated beachfront hotel cost $39 via Orbitz. On the way to New Orleans, we stayed at a Hilton outside of Mobile for $99. You just have to be smart about shopping for travel deals.

    As to the $12 beers, what does one expect after spending $1,000 to $2500 per ticket, free drafts of Natty Boh? SB prices are ridiculous, but it's supply & demand. Food prices were pretty much in line with other NFL stadiums, and the $12 beers were 20 oz premium beers (not that I was paying attention ).

    Quote Originally Posted by AirFlacco View Post

    NO survived one of the worst natural disasters ever and spent a ton of money on the building but they really need a new
    stadium from what I heard. The blackout really sounds like an abnormality as they claim.
    That's just NFL stadium bullshit! Benson's propaganda for more luxury suites at taxpayer expense. The Superdome remains the Queen of NFL stadiums. It's a fine facility located a few blocks from the French Quarter - much like Baltimore and Nashville, it's downtown location adds to the gameday experience.

    In a 2003 BBC poll that asked Brits to name the "Greatest American Ever", Mr. T came in fourth, behind ML King (3rd), Abe Lincoln (2nd) and Homer Simpson (1st).




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    Perhaps the Lee Evans drop/Billy Cundiff miss last year was for the best. Had they won, they'd have to travel to Indianapolis. From what I heard, they did the best they could to make the place seem festive, but still--If you want a place to truly celebrate and party around a Super Bowl victory, you can't do much better than New Orleans. Indianapolis just doesn't have the same cache.

    Plus the whole thing about having to play on the home field of that team just would have been, well, awkward. (Although it would have been cool to have the Ravens drive the Lombardi Trophy home from Indy in the back of a Mayflower van, but perhaps that's just me.)

    So next year for our repeat it will be New York. Eh--not a fan of New Yorker's false sense of superiority around a city that's nowhere near as great as people make it out to be, but I guess it will have to do. Not to mention that it will really be played in a swamp off the side of the Jersey turnpike, so I can't see what all is great about that.




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    Re: Thank You New Orleans!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by NolaSaints View Post
    Hey everyone...just wanted to register to offer my congratulations to all the Ravens fans on your Super Bowl Championship...I'm happy for you that you get to enjoy this.

    Also wanted to say that I am really happy that you all had such a good time visiting NOLA this past weekend...we always try to make visitors feel welcome and I'm glad you all felt that way. Please come back again and visit here anytime.

    Congratulations again!
    And thank you NOLA Saints for a great weekend. Your city is tremendous and I have been singing its praises all week. New Orleans has given me one of my all time favorite weekends and I will always have a soft spot in my heart for the city - a city that is a true American original. Best to you and all New Orleanians. Laissez les bon temps rouler!




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    We had a great time in NoLa. My wife being from the area really helped us all in the planning stages. We ended up in a suite at the Best Western Landmark in Metairie for about $1000 per room less then some of the package deals we found that had us out in Biloxi and we had the rooms for 4 days and the package deals were for only 3. The quarter and French Markets were full of Ravens fans. The locals were all happy and helpful. They could host the Superbowl every year as far as I am concerned. It couldn't have been a better time for the group I was with and that was about 30 people all tolled.




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