Take Bayou Classic Back to Houston!

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  1. PURPLE TIGER

    PURPLE TIGER HOPE is not a strategy!

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    Another Bayou Classic...another year of crime and violence in New Orleans.

    This year it spilled over to the French Quarter with two shootings on Bourbon Street. This crap can't be tolerated! The politicans have made New Orleans a tourist-only economy and we surely don't need to lose that by allowing thugs to take over the areas tourists spend money.
     
  2. 100%TigerBred

    100%TigerBred Founding Member

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    seriously the bayou classic caused this?? come on shootings in new orleans are as common as 93,000 fans in death valley on a saturday night during football season. How many time has new orleans been known as the murder capital? These deaths while uncalled for have nothing to do with the fact a football game is played in the Big Easy, if thats the case why don't the saints, the sugar bowl, tulane, and the High School championships just be moved out of town.
     
  3. PURPLE TIGER

    PURPLE TIGER HOPE is not a strategy!

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    The Bayou Classic...no. The people who come to the city each year for the Bayou Classic...yes.

    This is an annual event that has coincided with increased crime, violence, top stolen vehicle rates, etc. many stores in the quarter close each year as they've grown tired of shoplifting.

    We don't have the same issues for Saints' games, the Sugar Bowl, Tulane, and the H.S. Championships yet it's a recurring event with the Bayou Classic. If this game attracts thugs then YES...it does have something to do with the game.

    Looking at the video clips from the game, most of the terrace seats were empty so I don't really think there's much of a positive financial impact from the game. We risk losing much more from the bad publicity we'll get over the crime.
     
  4. UPTTiger

    UPTTiger Founding Member

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    I can't tell if this is sarcasm. The shootings this weekend had everything to do with that game!

    Every year its the S.O.S. On my drive to work this morning, there was more trash on the ground from block parties than there would be for a Saints game on Mardi Gras day.

    The game attracts far more people for the party than for the game. Its not Southern or Grambling fans that cause the problems; both of those schools have several games each year where nothing bad happens.

    Grambling and Southern need to make it a home-and-away series.
     
  5. Richdog

    Richdog 02 Cecilia alumni champs

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    how often are these shootings on bourbon st?
     

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