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Rick Horrow on what the Super Bowl means to New Orleans.
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I. And with foxsports.com. Analyst masked man. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- That really bothered me that nobody would say what are you -- that's my problem. We're able to do it that's yet to start -- you explain the relationship and the history between the Super Bowl and this. Well inaugural series but that good support at. And nine Super Bowl events here this is ten. And the longest time that the city has gone between Super Bowls eleven years this is going to be it. They had a major thing going before Katrina now when you think of what's happened this last year because of the superdome. Finals -- women's final four. BCS. Sugar bowls NBA all star game in this it to billion dollars of economic activity it's an amazing story okay so what have they done. From that out to be able to get to this point to revitalize self -- everything. Well first and it did Doug Thornton who interviewed and went out on talked about 300 million dollars of getting money from the state in FEMA. We're there with 40000 people living in the city the month after the after Katrina the whole city. And now they've gone to spending that money a billion to us infrastructure the roads the parks everything -- replied that they've had. Most important that unemployment rate in Louisiana is 2% lower than national average they've added 40000. Jobs in 22 billion dollars in investment. It's a remarkable story it's also remarkable sports story that sports played a significant role models. So that -- to ask you this every year we sit at whatever Super Bowl ads -- the -- without about NIC Q what does that typical mean to a city but. I have a feeling -- sense of. Well -- it's a little bit different here in a way that was far beyond sports and and the bottom line is is that we seem to have. On -- even though Colts had a lot this last year. They were terrible last year -- hosted the Super Bowl bounty gate this year the Saints host the Super Bowl so this transcends. Whether you're an NFL fan or Saints fans this is getting people in. Focusing on the big things that happen in life and the important thing is moving ahead with the city of -- was they'll have more games. Thirty talking about apply for 2018 which is you. So many of these does that feel like that. Yeah it's really important for the NFL to when you think about it because. The NFL blithely in house involvement process says if you use public money for a facility we will put in the Super Bowl rotation they don't say it specifically. But Houston. In the Detroit. A lot of the cities that you wouldn't have Super Bowls normally. This validates the fact that public money was important to help get back on your feet post-Katrina. And most importantly the NFL understands what a public private partnership really -- let's also remember. I was involved in this too with the commissioner Roger Goodell at the time Paul Tagliabue. -- for a week from losing the Saints forever. To San Antonio that this was gonna be the San Antonio Saints and also now the hornet's successful time. Not only that they committed full time but they've now renamed their team after a large -- they can't jump. It is pelicans huge. Pelicans are important as these -- is Louisiana by the way. And those two teams -- a bedrock of sports -- -- always a pleasure I wanna know what I did get as he. How it. As we went it did get the -- the put the bat bat that's of people won't recognize me. --