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Mind you, I don't give a damn about football, and the Superbowl encapsulates everything most loathsome and fatuous about American culture--from the halftime show to the obsession with expensive ads for useless crap and badly engineered cars to the fact that the game is usually a dull blowout even if you do like football. Which I don't.

But here's wishing luck to the Saints because everyone in New Orleans is so happy right now, and they had a, um, pep rally in the Quarter last week and 14,000 overweight guys showed up in drag.

And I remember what pleasure I had in the Yankees going to the World Series a month after 9/11, and how great the crowds were and how much fun it was to have fun again.

And because Drew Brees is a class act--a rare thing in that bloated, steroided sport, like Walter Payton of old.

And because even Peyton Manning and his brother are New Orleanians and went to the same high school my friends did, which was hardly noted for its sports.

So yay New Orleans, and I'll see yall in a couple of months at Jazzfest. (Which, BTW, has a fantastic lineup this year.) In the meantime, roulez the bontemps and pour on the Zatarains.

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