“The Greatest Week Ever…”

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One of the greatest feelings that life can provide is to witness the combination of two forces, thus creating something epic. Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino in The Godfather Pt. 2. Frank Miller’s Batman & Superman. Beyonce and Jay-Z (No? Ok, I figured that..). Anyway, the extended week of February 3-12, 2013 could prove to the become the greatest week in the the history of, well.. history. The first Sunday of next month is the 47th annual Super Bowl, while a little over one week later, Mardi Gras 2013 will take place. Now, during any other year, this wouldn’t be anything beyond the ordinary, but this year, #SBXLVII and #MardiGras2013 will both be held in the great city of New Orleans, LA… scary, isn’t it? While some people will travel to the Crescent City on the 3rd and more than likely never go back home, its my wish that the rest of you create lifelong memories, or regrets; during the best week ever.

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The Super Bowl is an event that doesn’t cater to just football fans, but sports fans as well. The weekend surrounding it is an exciting atmosphere, so it’s only right that one of the wildest, and most beautiful city in the world will serve as it’s host. You can enjoy the food, drinks, historic sites, NFL events, *cough* strip clubs, *cough* or anything else that your heart may desire, even if you don’t attend the game itself. Hopefully the players of the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers don’t travel to New Orleans too many days prior to the big game, it would increase there chances on NOT being 100% on game day… just a thought, Harbaugh Boys.

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Hopefully VH1 will excuse my “Best Week Ever” reference, but if not, screw it. For years, Mardi Gras has served as a time for tourists and New Orleanians alike, to partake in a 5-day hurricane (no pun intended..) of drunken madness, filled with fun, good food and misplaced car keys. This time of the year is so amazing in fact, that a few of my friends/associates from places outside of Louisiana have admitted the Mardi Gras is the sole reason that they’ve moved to the Big Easy. The fact that these two colossal events are during the same week, in the same city, will surely become the perfect setting for people of all backgrounds, ethnicities, genders and preferences. So, my only request to you all, whether you come for the Super Bowl, Mardi Gras, or both; is to remain safe and have the time of your life.

- @OakVII