By Brad Kessie – bio | email
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Monday is New Orleans Saints Day in the city of Biloxi. Mayor A. J. Holloway issued that decree through a proclamation he e-mailed to the media. The undefeated Saints play the New England Patriots Monday night in the Superdome. And Holloway is hoping support from his community will bolster the black and gold's chances of keeping their perfect season alive.
Mayor Holloway's proclamation is peppered with a few poetic phrases that will make Saints fans smile. For instance, the mayor writes, "Despite decades of mediocre draft selections, incompetent coaching and outrageous ownership, the people of Biloxi miraculously cleave to the fleur-de-lis as its iconic NFL emblem of choice."
The former Ole Miss football player shows his bias in two other refrains. "Even though the Saints most famously squandered the extraordinary talents of our own Archie Manning," Holloway proclaims, "they have absolved themselves of that sin by finally employing a quarterback of exceptional ability and actually given him the complementary supporting cast with which to succeed."
His next line takes a humorous shot at the Bengal Tigers. The mayor write, "The State of Louisiana needs our continued support in these trying times – especially so after last week's humbling defeat of the LSU Tigers by the Ole Miss Rebels."
To read the complete proclamation, click HERE.
Mayor Holloway wants everybody in Biloxi to wear black and gold on Monday, to show the city's support for the New Orleans Saints.