Boycott Bowl helps Who Dats forget all about the other thing in Atlanta (1 Viewer)

(Photo by David Grunfeld, | The Times-Picayune)

By Doug MacCash, | Times-Picayune

It was a good-natured example of anger management on a grand scale. By 5 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 3), the intersection of Fulton and Lafayette streets had become the center of a black and gold sea as more than 3,000 New Orleans Saints fans flowed to Boycott Bowl, the much-anticipated protest concert that would take place opposite the corporate-sports extravaganza in Atlanta.

On the small stage, Fred LeBlanc, the beyond-extroverted frontman of Cowboy Mouth, led a sort of Who Dat revival in which he debunked the superiority of the Super Bowl, offered a splintery assessment of NFL officiating and ethics, paid Tom Brady a colorful backhanded compliment, all while asserting the self-evident virtue of, well, anything and everything having to do with the Crescent City.

LeBlanc was the perfect cheerleader for Saints fans who were like wall flowers who hadn’t been invited to join the big dance and needed a good friend’s bearhug to make it through the night. LeBlanc was just the start of the pro-Saints love fest. ...

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