There are three sounds you hear in New Orleans this morning.
You hear heads pounding as Super Bowl fans stumble their way back to the airport. Followed by voices cheering as residents bid a most joyous farewell to said fans.
With some creativity and finely-honed Mardi Gras survival skills, the New Orleans dining obsession need not take a knee just because the NFL’s big show is in town.
It's an unprecedented security challenge for New Orleans: The increasingly raucous buildup to Mardi Gras gets suspended for a week as 150,000 visitors pack the city for the Super Bowl.
The two events bring all the usual worries, from petty crime and public drunkenness to random gunfire and — in the case of the big game — heightened vigilance for terrorism.
WWL-TV has reported that the Krewe of Zeus has canceled its Lundi Gras parade.