Friday, January 12, 2007

Wedding or Football? [J. Mark English]

Rare is a home game for the New Orleans Saints since their existence. So with the first home game ever in the second round of the playoffs coming up this Saturday, folks in New Orlans have conflicting schedules. One such example was reported in the New York Times yesterday, pointed out by a friend of mine:

Tara Chauffe understands she'll have some competition on her wedding day. She's getting married in New Orleans Saturday evening, the same time the Saints will be playing the Philadelphia Eagles in the Superdome. Chauffe says she's already had a dozen guests who've canceled because of the playoff game.

She knows they have tickets and she's trying to be sympathetic.

But two bridesmaids and a groomsman who have seats for the game are giving them up to attend the wedding.

Chauffe and husband-to-be Corey Boland say they'll probably have a TV at the reception, so guests can track the Saint's fortunes.

But they'll turn the sound down so there won't be any cheering interrupting their first dance.

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