The celebrity Super Bowl pick is a time-honored tradition, one we at KSK are incredibly excited to be a part of, as we have in the past. For the next two weeks, stars from the world of entertainment, politics, and more will drop by to make their picks for the big game in Miami! Up next, it’s musician and unofficial ambassador for New Orleans, Harry Connick Jr.:
As many of you know, I call New Orleans home. I’ve been all around this wide world many times and have yet to find a city that compares to her. New Orleans has a captivating charm that is impossible to communicate to those who have never been to our fair city, but instantly identifiable to those who have spent as little as a moment with us. A place steeped in culture and baptized in the arts. It is home to a unique blend of heritages: French, Creole, Cajun and many others—none of whom expect the Saints to get within 20 points of the mighty Indianapolis Colts.
Here in the Crescent City, we keep one foot in our rich past and an eye towards our bright future. The city of Bechet and Armstrong is now the city of Brees and Vilma—a fact that will not change after our calamitous defeat in Miami. Our resolve to rebuild this city is galvanized by the fighting spirit of our brothers on the gridiron. We have sworn to one another that there is no setback, no tragedy, no natural disaster that can extinguish the spirit of New Orleans. This town can truly do anything—except, of course, win the Super Bowl next Sunday.
Whether it’s fine-dining at Galatoire’s or a catfish po’ boy from the back of an old truck in Gentilly, the cuisine in New Orleans is beyond what can be found anywhere else in the world. New Orleanians have a love affair with food. And you can bet your bottom dollar we will all be consoling ourselves with our favorite dishes while we lick our wounds after the Saints are annihilated on Super Sunday.
While they have zero chance of coming anywhere close to winning the game, we will cheer them on nonetheless. Our hometown frère Peyton Manning simply cannot be stopped. His precision, deadly; his arm, a cannon; his victory, preordained. The Colts defense is a fearsome bande de guerre that will smash our brave but out-manned offense into bits. We can but hope that our beloved Saints can acquit themselves with some semblance of honor in the face of certain slaughter.
So go out there Saints and make us proud—and remember when you come home bowed and bloody after your inevitable defeat, this city will embrace you in its welcoming bosom. I invite you all to visit us. Celebrate in the Vieux Carré, take in the splendor of the Garden District. Pick up some Saints NFC Championship t-shirts that will be worn with pride for years to come after we get our asses handed to us in the Super Bowl. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
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