The wife and I had a Mardi Gras ball to attend the night before at the Hilton Riverside so we decided to stay at the hotel and make a weekend out of it. We spent the day walking around downtown and being tourists in our own city. I brought the camera with me everywhere we went and I think the result is a pretty cool photographic journey through the day. There's a good bit here and I hope it conveys the entire feel of the day. My finest photographic work to date, if I do say so myself. Enjoy.
Sort of a homemade frontiersman-type Saints outfit.
Don't ask because I have no idea.
Best shirt of the day. Drew looks pretty scary.
$2,500 original. I'm waiting for the print.
The morning's headline.
The calm before the storm.
Theme of the night.
This is where I start to get nervous.
I'll let you guys caption this one.
Payton is driving this offensive...plow?
Fans watching the AFC game inside the Superdome lounge.
Normally the Voodoo Man.
George Bush, Sr. with the Bensons.
Brunell shaking hands with Bush and Rita being told a secret. Shhh. Tracy Porter also came over to chat with Bush for a moment.
Apparently Carville is always working.
Roger Goodell and George Bush having a chat.
Tom and Gayle doing a walk around before the game, just in case he doesn't get to make one afterwards.
Yes, that is the Ying Yang twins chillen' with a couple of nuns. Bet you never thought you'd see that.
Caption this photo, too.
Scary. But probably not for the reasons he thinks.
Another good one.
Deuce and Reggie watching the action.
Why would I stop now?
Reggie set to return a punt.
Here we come to get you.
More Favre signs.
I think this was the 4th down play in OT.
Getting the confetti shooter ready.
Security in place.
The kick heard 'round the quarter. And...
He can't believe it.
Benson boogieing onto the field.
How many trees were killed in the making of this celebration? Who cares, it's worth it.
Payton raising the trophy.
Sharper on the big screen.
Payton walking around the stadium.
Sharper walking around the stadium with the trophy.
This ought to cover us in the mojo department for all of next season.
Mickey Loomis greeting fans.
And signing autographs.
Sign outside stadium on Poydras St. ramp.