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Oops: I-10 'Pileup' Billboard Gets New Meaning After Fatal Crash
by Shay Sokol
Football rules all this week, but turns out there is a limit even to our pigskin obsession. At least, if you're BCS sponsor Allstate insurance. A billboard above the I-10 that the company initially posted to tie in with the college football bowl series and their Mr. Mayhem ads quickly became cringe-worthy after last week's 40-car pileup in New Orleans East. The billboard, which is angled towards westbound traffic between the Esplanade and Claiborne Ave. exits, reads: “PILEUPS, THAT’S MAYHEM; so get Allstate." When "pileup" went from conjuring thoughts of 4th and inches to tragic death, the choice of words suddenly seemed, well, unfortunate.
According to Jodi Senese, Chairwoman of CBS Outdoor, the billboard went up Dec. 2 as part of a larger advertising campaign for the Bowl Championship Series, which put on last night's Sugar Bowl and next week's BCS Championship game between LSU and Bama. Allstate is the sponsor for both games. For its part, the early-morning Dec. 29 pileup killed 2 and injured 60.
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