NEW ORLEANS—If you didn't get your newspaper with the Super Bowl win on the front page -- no worries. The Times Picayune is delivering more of today's paper tomorrow morning. But, newspapers aren't the only collectibles people are buying.
"And our little friend over here, he also had some extra papers. He works at the Morning Call. That's Brian. He caught five extra ones, so we were lucky to catch him," says Rose Christina and her friend Cathy. They got the last two newspapers at Lakeside News. Their excitement is obvious. "Oh when the Saints go marching in. Who dat sayin' they gonna beat them Saints. Who dat! Who dat!" It's not too often that people erupt in song and dance over a newspaper. But this is New Orleans.
"I'm going to come back tomorrow morning and get as many as I can. If I didn't work so hard at it last night, I would have been here earlier." A quick stop for Craig Leydecker yielded a couple of programs and a USA Today. But no Times Picayune. "I want it forever man. Memories. I want it forever. I don't want to let it go," he says.
If you're like Craig, the Times Picayune is making early deliveries of today's paper tomorrow to fill empty racks. "We sold out for today, but we'll have some more papers tomorrow around seven o'clock," says Jeff Bartel. He says about eight thousand papers sold fast and they're expecting a big shipment in the morning.
"I think it's awesome," says Mark Channing. If you want more than a newspaper, visit him. He owns Markman Sports Cards and Collectibles in Fat City. "Anything with a fleur de lis or Saints logo is moving like crazy," he says. Prices are going up for authentic signatures.
But for Mark and others, the Super Bowl means much more than making money. "And ah.. It's just a great feeling. You know? It's just a good feeling to be a part of it."
The official Coors Light cans will make their debut during tomorrow's parade and will be available along the route. It will be available in stores on the 15th. The Coke cans are available in stores Wednesday.