Whether it’s college or professional, football is certainly a big deal hear in New Orleans. The hometown teams, both the LSU Tigers and the New Orleans Saints are big draws to the French Quarter bars on the weekends. This year, New Orleans also plays host to the “big dance” – the Super Bowl, and it’s bound to bring in a lot of different fans from all over the country to our city as well.
Despite the 0-4 start for the Saints, fans are still holding out some hope that they’ll muster out a win this weekend against the San Diego Chargers. It’s been a tough go of it that last few weeks for Saints fans, but we still hold out some hope we’ll make it into the post season and maybe, just maybe be that first hometown team to play in the Super Bowl.
But all of us here at Tropical Isle know there are many other fans here in the French Quarter. A few weeks ago we had some Pittsburgh Steelers fans in who collected over 39 toy sharks from our Shark Attack Drinks! On Saturdays our locations are filled with all different college football fans and it’s a great time when you get to see the friendly rivarly going on.
Our bands get into it as well, playing favorite songs like “Sweet Home Alabama” for those “Bama Fans” for rather large tips that manage to rile up the LSU Tiger fans to have the bands change “Alabama” to “Louisiana” in the song.
No matter who you root for or where you’re from, all of our locations will welcome you with open arms as you cheer on your favorite teams. We’ve got large projection screens at Tropical Isle on Bourbon & Orleans and a brand new one at Tropical Isle Bayou Club. Funky Pirate also has a beautiful 80″ flat screen HD TV to watch the games from too. So if you’re in the French Quarter this weekend and not at the SuperDome, stop on in, grab a Hand Grenade or a Shark Attack and cheer on your favorite team!
Be sure to take notice too, our banner at the top of the site changes out, this weekend we sport our Football Theme!