Friday, September 22, 2006

The Super Dome is Back In Business.Yeah!!!....I guess.


The Louisiana Superdome is back in business, more than a year after Hurricane Katrina's devastation. On Monday night, the iconic symbol of New Orleans will put the newsreels of storm-inspired misery behind it and get back to what it was built for -- big-time events. Monday night's event is so big, it'll require two stadiums. Two NFL commissioners will be there. Two internationally renowned rock bands will play in the Superdome shortly before kickoff. And two teams will take the field to a sold out stadium for the matchup of unbeaten archrivals -- Saints vs. Falcons. Saints players and coaches are well aware of the frenzy, and they're trying not to think about it too much. "The evening's only special if you win it," Saints coach Sean Payton said. "We're seeing a good team come in here in Atlanta. ... We're going to have to have a good week of practice, and all the other stuff is stuff that we can't control and we just want to make sure it doesn't become a distraction." Kickoff is at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. (NFL)
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I have mixed emotions about this. Yeah, I'm happy that a facet of New Orleans is up and running back like normal. I'm happy that New Orleans is beginning to have events that will bring some of the revenue back into the city. I'm happy that the NEW ORLEANS Saints are back in New Orleans. That's all good...BUT, this is a prime example of what takes priority these days. I could be totally wrong in my thinking but hey, these are my thoughts. They're people from N.O who don't givva damn about the Super Dome or the Saints. All they want is to return to their neighborhoods and homes. From my understanding, some places there still look like the day after Katrina (minus the water). From my understanding the homes in the 9th Ward are no where close to returnable and the neighborhoods are still demolished. The Super Dome had some issues before it could be a place to "play" again, and it's back already? It's back before many of the homes of the people who lived like animals there following the hurricane? I know it's been over a year and that's enough time to get the Super Dome "ready," but a year is also enough time for many of the displaced evacuees to be returning back to normalcy. NO, this is not a "Katrina" post, but what happened last year has me shook. AND it will probably for the rest of my life. But oh well. Who gives a damn? Just as long as the Saints can return, and the Super Dome is ok. Right?

6 comments:

Hot Rod said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!We back in business and we got Reggie Bush. For all the Saints fans get ready cause we bout to kick the Falcons ass on MNF.I can't wait till they have the Super Bowl back in the NO.

SmilesD said...

That's what my girlfriend was saying. How can they put millions of dollars into a football stadium, yet millions of people don't have a home.

I told her the way they think, this stadium will bring money into NO and help in that way.

That Bitch! said...

I don't have mixed feelings about it. I think it's wrong. People died in that stadium. One man jumped to his death in there, and like you said, the 9th ward still look like the day after. Why is that money going to "football" and not toward helping families displaced by the storm?

Anonymous said...

Yes, this is so crazy I wrote a blog about this situation. It is wrong dead wrong. Since majority of the people that lost lives and homes where low income poeple that couldnt afford to buy tickets, so this whole super dome fiesta BS is not for the misplaced its for the rich upper class folks. We all know it, the money that they make is not going towards any homes going into reggie bush bank account and all the other players. For that comment about they are using this to get the money thats bull, if they cared so much they would have help bring some of those people back and help build homes. Nineth Ward had dedicated fans, but i guess you had to buy season tickets to be considered a die hard fan. Its wrong dead wrong, N.O needs to get there priorities together. I would bet a million dollars the people without homes, football is the last thing on their mind. This is sick, I cant believe that people think that this is right. N.O has turned their backs on the people who made New Orleans what it use to be, it will never be the same.

OH YEAH WAR EAGLE

That's some bulls*** said...

I hope the Saints are really happy that they got their damn home field back. Who gives a fuck??? The more serious situation is obvious with all of the people from N.O scattered across America. This country sucks!

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