However you celebrate, do it with class

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 6, 2010

As the entire region waits anxiously for tomorrow’s historic game, everyone should strive to make it historic in another respect.

So often after a city takes home a professional sports championship, the news media bombards the public with images of riots, fires and fights breaking out. Maybe that can just be chalked up to celebrations taking place in cities that don’t know how to celebrate.

Here in South Louisiana, on the other hand, we know how to celebrate. We’re kind of professionals. After all, Super Bowl Sunday will be just another party in a series of parties leading up to Fat Tuesday.

Also, in these weeks leading up to the big day, we’ve heard much talk of how the national media underestimates the Saints. Well, in a way the national media has also grown to underestimate the people of the region. It seems one black eye after another has sullied the reputation of the people of New Orleans and the surrounding areas. So, when the Saints finally do go marching in tomorrow, let’s celebrate with the same vigor and class as we did after the NFC Championship and show the rest of the nation how its done.

And remember, if you go to a party or a bar for the game, have a designated driver on hand. No one needs to spend the day after in jail.