God Bless New Orleans: There's A 'Young & Ringless' Float Dedicated To The Atlanta Falcons At Mardi Gras
This is it. This is such an egregious level of pettiness that I think it might be time to "float" idea of coining a new term whose definition is simply "excessive pettiness". Putting together a vehicle that's essentially a commemorative grave sight to a Falcons' season that ended in near-suicidal fashion, but also serves as a dance floor to a bunch of drunken, degenerate fans of their biggest rival? That is hatred in it's highest form. A public trolling to put all other acts of public trolling to shame during an era where public trolling is the norm. Forget the entire state of Oklahoma developing a weekend-long fascination with handheld pastries in disparagement of their former superstar who iced their chances at winning a championship in order to enhance his own. That's kid stuff. LeBron dedicating the entire Cavaliers' Halloween party to the metaphorical death of the Golden State Warriors and their attempt at going back-to-back? Child's play. Some fine, detail oriented folks in New Orleans just reigned supreme over anyone and everyone that has gone out of their way to poke and prod an opponent with an undeniably trivial gesture - on the most celebratory (Also See: Inebriated) of holidays - at the expense of those for which they have no love lost, and that's not even the best part.
The best part is that there is nothing that the Falcons or their fans can say or do in response. Sure, the Saints are coming off three straight losing seasons and were a laughing stock for much longer than the Falcons. Who cares? The Saints set a record for overcoming what was then the biggest blown lead in Super Bowl history to become World Champions. The Falcons were on the ass end of having that record demolished 2.5x over during the last half of the biggest game in their franchise's history. Never has a perpetually 7-9 team with an aging quarterback and a coach whose seat is seemingly perma-hot been so impenetrable. Drink 'em up NOLA! The only thing that contends with the Saints winning is the Falcons losing, and they did so in such mind-numbingly excruciating fashion that they gave their haters enough ammo to literally build a comparison of their best players to mentally unstable soap opera characters and literally parade it around town. When it comes to looking at their enemies lying face down in a pile of shit and pushing their nose right back into it...
Who dat say dey gonna beat 'dem Saints (fans)!?!?