Oh, really? The NFL is holding the next Super Bowl in New Jersey in January outdoors, possible blizzard weather. For heavens sake, give me a half-dark Superdome, please. Any day. After all, I'm spoiled watching football games in optimum 70 degree temperature.
Then, again, Riche did say “may”.
While New Orleans is absorbing the praise of the world for such an outstanding event and week, there is one minor issue that does need some light--the power glitch.
It appears that somebody might have been at fault.
The Times Picayune has reported today that upgrades were made late in 2012 out of concern that there might be a power failure and the powers-that-be decided upon a roughly 1.2 million dollar upgrade rather than a 400,000 or a $8 million dollar investment.
Was it the right decision to spend only $1 million ? Who made it? Was the Sugar Bowl, the New Orleans Bowl and the final New Orleans Saints games sufficient real-time testing event to see if the fix was sufficient for the event of events, the NFL Super Bowl?
These are some of the questions needing answers because New Orleans did and has done a magnificent job hosting this event as it has every other major game (including countless Mardi Gras's ). Yet, there is this embarrassing black mark impacting its sterling reputation.
Join us today at 2:30 pm as Bayoubuzz will engage in its first-ever webcast of the New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's press conference “live”. Landrieu and other officials will discuss the major successes and the blackout along with any possible repercussions (such as the Forbes opinion piece), if any.
Simply go to any page on Bayoubuzz.com
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