The Super Bowl has come and gone and our city was on the world’s center stage for one week. I am so very proud of our city, our thousands of volunteers who worked so very hard for weeks and months before the event, our citizens who rolled out the red carpet to fans from Baltimore and San Francisco, and our leaders for creating a flawless experience for fans, the teams, the media and for all who were involved in making it possible for everyone to have such a good time.
Yes, we had 34 minutes of dim light in the Dome but that didn’t dampen the sprits of everyone there. Kudos to Doug Thornton and his team who managed the potential crisis with calm and keeping their cool. His team certainly did live by the mantra, “the show must go on!”
Bottom Line: We have handed the Super Bowl baton for Super Bowl LXVIII to New York and New Jersey. We have raised the bar as we proudly sing, “If you can make it here, you just might be able to make it anywhere.” Good luck New York\New Jersey; we are rooting for you.
Dr. Neil Baum
New Orleans, LA