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FFF: NOLA is a football town, and Dong Phuong worth the wait

Dong Phuong bakery serves a tasty piece of king cake. Dong Phuong bakery serves a tasty piece of king cake.
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In this edition of FFF we're talking New Orleans thirst for football, another soccer legend could be coming to America, and Dong Phuong king cakes.

FOOTBALL

There's absolutely zero doubt that New Orleans is a football town. Covering the Saints is a 24/7-365 day business now. When the Saints are involved in any way, the Crescent City watches.

This fact became crystal clear this past weekend with the Pro Bowl. Except for the Brees' boys fighting, the game didn't bring that much excitement. ESPN sent out the ten highest rated markets for the game, and guess who sat on top? New Orleans, by a wide margin.

Top 10 markets for Pro Bowl per ESPN: New Orleans (15.2) Kansas City (10.3) Richmond-Petersburg (9.2) Seattle (8.8) Philadelphia (8.4) Nashville (8.4) Norfolk (8.3) Charlotte (8.1) Atlanta (8.1) Jacksonville (8.0) Baltimore (8.0).

And great news my football friends, this fall FOX 8 will bring you more of the pigskin than ever. FOX signed a five-year deal with the NFL to broadcast Thursday Night Football. Hopefully a Saints-Falcons game will be in that lineup, because I'm ready for some football right now.

FÚTBOL

There's rumors abound that Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic could come to Major League Soccer. Oh please let this happen.

His ego is massive, but also fantastic. I'll admit it, I don't watch MLS, but if Ibrahimovic signs with the LA Galaxy, I'm in.

Here's his latest addition to his extensive tattoo collection.

FOOD

I'm an admitted Randazzo's king cake fan, but they might be getting a run for their money with Dong Phuong bakery.

Both are unbelievable in their own special way, and are hard to come by. If you want a fresh one during carnival season, you'll have to wait, but it's soooooo worth it.


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