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The Saints Are Lifting up New Orleans and the Gulf Coast

New Orleans Saints head to the Super BowlNeedless to say, we're a little excited down here in Louisiana today!  I got this video of Bourbon Street "Who Dat" celebration from one of my Twitter friends.  Listening to it you can't help but catch some of the excitement.

Over the next two weeks I am sure that all over the U.S. those who wish to catch it will learn all about the athletic abilities and strengths of this football team.  Our hats off to Tom Benson and the entire Saints team.  But what about the behind the scenes contributions of some of the players and this event to the city of New Orleans and the gulf south? 

Krewe of Bacchus 2010 honors Drew Brees of the New Orleans SaintsI found some facts about the quarteback Drew Brees not touted too much in the media.  Did you know that it was when Sean payton got lost on a tour and stumbled into the hurricaine ravaged parts of New Orleans that the city grabbed Drew's heart and make him decide to come?  The Saints are lifting up New Orleans.  For Drew Brees it's more than just the $ or fame.  Drew Brees talks about Leadership.  He did a 4 part video study for the Fellowship of Christian athletes of which he is a part.  He attributes his success to his faith in God.  Drew Brees and his wife have been active in supporting the children of New Orleans thru sales of "Finish Strong" tshirts as well as contributing to the George Washington Carver High School public school in the upper 9th ward.  You can follow Drew on Twitter @drewbrees. The city of New Orleans love affair with their quarterback has brought him the honor of being named the 42nd King of Bacchus in the parade that rolls February 14th on valentines day.

The Saints trip to the Super Bowl has fueled tourism in the Louisiana area and will hopefully be followed by Mardi Gras which also generates money for the state.  The NFL voted to play Super Bowl XLVII in 2013 in New Orleans, another boost for the state's economy   • In 2008, domestic travelers directly spent more than $9.3 billion in Louisiana, up 7.0 percent from 2007. However, this spending had not yet reached the level set before Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.• Domestic travel expenditures directly generated nearly 101.7 thousand jobs within Louisiana in 2008, an increase of 0.9 percent over 2007, but still 12.4 percent lower than 2004's level. The jobs generated by domestic travelers' spending composed 5.2 percent of Louisiana's total non-agricultural employment in 2008.• Domestic travel-generated employees in Louisiana earned nearly $1.9 billion in payroll income during 2008, up 4.1 percent from 2007 and down 3.8 percent over 2004.While the gulf coast, including New Orleans, is well on the way to recovery, there is still much to be done. 

Meanwhile, for the next two weeks, we invite you to have a little fun (as Louisiana is known to be good at), practice that "Who Dat" chant, and dance a little cajun 2-step with us as the Saints take Florida in February!

Comment balloon 6 commentsAnn Dail • January 25 2010 05:45PM


So glad that there is more good news coming out of New Orleans. Go Saints! It's great to hear that Drew Brees has so much passion for the city.

Posted by Nicole Orringer (HomeTowne Realty) over 10 years ago

Hi Ann, it is so good to see New Orleans to have reason to celebrate again!  Thanks for sharing the video.


Posted by Julie Booth, Keeping the parties informed of the escrow process (Fidelity National Title) over 10 years ago

WHO DAT!!!!  We are planning our Super Bowl party now and it's going to be a blowout with the black and gold!!!

Posted by Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker (Crescent City Living LLC) over 10 years ago
CONGRATULATIONS!  You've been featured in the group AREA EVENTS!


Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 10 years ago

Thanks Nicole and Julie; come visit us in Louisiana.

Lisa, the Super Bowl parties all over this state are going to be crazy this year!  And I heard most of the neighborhoods in New Orleans ran outside and gathered in the streets to celebrate the win last weekend.  Imagine what it will be like if the win the Super Bowl!

Debe, Thanks for the Area Events featured post.

Posted by Ann Dail, Broker/Realtor,CRS, ePRO, SRS, B.A.Chem (Baton Rouge Area Homes, Louisiana, USA, 225-761-0551) over 10 years ago

Awesome game! What a great win for the City of New Orleans and the Saints! Congratulations!

Posted by Aaron Cullen, Folsom, El Dorado Hills & Sacramento Real Estate & (Brokers Inc. Residential Real estate) over 10 years ago