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Carrolton's Harrell Park Reopens with Super Bowl Turf


The smell of fresh cut AstroTurf filled the air today at Harrell Park’s opening, newly invigorated with a championship-caliber field straight from Super Bowl XLVII. The City, NORD, the Bensons, the NFL, Chevron, and a host of other private and nonprofit partnerships came together to restore Carrolton's recreation facility, where Mayor Mitch was proud to say he used to toss the pigskin (or try) as a kid.


Jacoby Jones, Ravens Give NOPD Pair of Harleys for Super Bowl Service


A a hometown boy whose mother’s kitchen is his favorite place to eat, Jacoby Jones held true to his roots wih an act of gratitude today. On behalf of the Baltimore Ravens, the wide receiver gave NOPD the gift of two 2013 Harley Davidson FLHP motorcycles.


Blackout Bowl on Tweetosphere


With football fans left in the dark for 35 minutes, they took to their thumbs and twiddled with their tweets.  The #blackoutbowl hashtag began trending almost immediately, with some blaming Beyonce’s bootylisciousness, reliving Ray Lewis’ checkered and violent past, even a video game icon wished he could’ve saved the day with his magic. By far however, the winner in the Twit-o-sphere last night was Oreo, with a short, simple and effective reminder that at least you can still dunk in the dark.


Super Bowl Blackout, Entergy Tweets Divert Blame


Updated 12 a.m.

New Orleanians are good with power outages, but our out of state friends might be less patient. At 7:37pm, with 13:22 minutes left in the third quarter of the Super Bowl, half of the lights, including the scoreboard and press box, went out in the Superdome. The Ravens were ahead 28 to 6 when the stadium lost power. 


SBXLVII Party Recap: Stevie Wonder, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, & the Younger Knowles


It's a football weekend, but the NFL aren't the only stars in town. Last night's pre Super Bowl shows welcomed  the legendary Stevie Wonder to the stage, and Justin Timberlake performed for the first time in five long years. Celebs from Paul McCartney, to John Legend, to Sofia Vergara showed up, and some performances were touching enough to bring Ravens and 49ers fans together for a few minutes. Well, maybe. 


Where to Watch Super Bowl XLVII

Super Sunday Food and Drink Specials from the Riverbend to the Quarter



Most Big Easy residents will be watching the game from the comfort of their own living rooms, or their favorite bar stools. Here are some restaurants and bars with giant screens and good deals for the big game.


Today in New Orleans 2.3.13


The big game is here! Whether you’re a football fan or not, there’s live music, theatre, art, and more to entertain you. See live NOLA artists on the riverfront, catch the last night of a play at the Shadowbox, or head to Amps for Mannie Fresh. On this day in 1820, slavery was officially prohibited in the western territory of the Louisiana Purchase. Now, more on NOLA Super Sunday.


Ersters with Beaver, Crawfish and an App


With most of the weekend left to wait until the Super Bowl, New Orleanians will be doing what they do best to count down to the Big Game: sitting around and eating seafood. On Saturday, a pair of events bring new flavor and digital technology to shellfish. A block party-sized crawfish boil in Mid-City highlights a new app. In the Quarter, an oyster-eating contest brings in hot beaver.


Harbowl Hype: Super Bowl Coaches Talk Mom, New Orleans' People and the Third Harbaugh


After Media Day Tuesday, more press conferences Wednesday and an appearance by the Harbaugh parents on Thursday, it may seem like there's nothing more to be said about the Harbowl. But Super Bowl XLVII head coaching bros John and Jim Harbaugh saved one last morsel for the end of the week. Turns out, there's a Harbaugh secret weapon.


Faulk Talk

9th Ward Native Marshall Faulk Talks New Orleans, Bountygate, and Spygate



The 10th NOLA Super Bowl is a national event, but as we learned yesterday, many in the NFL aren't traveling as tourists. One of the many famous New Orleanians to return home is Hall of Fame running back and current NFL analyst Marshall Faulk. NoDef caught up with the legend this morning and talked about New Orleans food, injury politics and a pair of 'gates.


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