You gotta hand it to New Orleans. Even with all the trauma that city is dealing with every day, it still has kept that essential quality that makes it different.
For 40 years of futility, New Orleans has stood by and cheered its beloved Saints. But Sunday, for the first time in the team's history, The Saints are playing for the NFC Championship. And everyone knows that after the game, all of New Orleans is either going to be parading down Bourbon Street with to-go cups in hand, or drowning its collective sorrows in a vat of Abita Amber.
Either way, Orleans Parish Civil District Judge Ernest L. Jones has recognized that nobody in the Big Easy is going to feel like sitting in trial for a couple of days. So he granted a recent motion for continuance on the grounds of "party aftermath."
Judge Jones was scheduled to preside over a trial scheduled to start on the day after the Bears-Saints game. But the defense moved to delay the trial for two days "in order to accommodate all fans, including the great majority of the jury pool, the parties involved in this case and the counsel involved in this case."
Guess the motion sounded better than "Judge, we're all gonna be hung over."
GEAUX SAINTS ! ! !