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SBD/January 31, 2013/Events and Attractions
Into Thin Air? Denver Expected To Submit Bid For Super Bowl In '18, '19 Or '20
Published January 31, 2013
STAYING DOWN DURING THE WEEK: ESPN’s Trey Wingo noted when he arrived in New Orleans, he had to drive around a Mardi Gras parade to get to his hotel and he saw "several ‘colorful’ signs with Roger Goodell’s likeness and some words that I can’t say on television describing it.” ESPN’s Mark Schlereth said “fans are upset" with Goodell following the Saints' bounty scandal, and they are "going to voice their opinions and they have the right to voice their opinions.” ESPN’s Ron Jaworski: “The people of New Orleans aren’t happy about what he did to the Saints last year. But you look at post-Katrina, what the commissioner did by bringing ‘Monday Night Football’ down here, putting money back into New Orleans, renovating the stadium like it needed to be done. I think you look at the full body of work of the commissioner in regards to New Orleans and it’s a positive” (“NFL Live,” ESPN, 1/30). ESPN's Adam Schefter noted Goodell was scheduled to arrive in New Orleans late last night and said, "The NFL has got his schedule locked and sealed. Basically, Roger Goodell is going to go to Tom Benson’s private owner party on Thursday night, he’s going to go to the private commissioner’s party on Friday night and then Saturday night is the NFL awards party. I don’t think you’re going to see Roger Goodell strolling through the French Quarter interacting with very many Saints fans” (“PTI,” ESPN, 1/30).