A Super Bowl thank-you from New Olreans

On behalf of the people of New Orleans, we want to thank you for allowing us to host your fans for Super Bowl XLVII. It was a great week and a great game between two great teams. And as we all experienced, no one does drama like New Orleans. Your fans are a real class act, and it was a joy to have them in our city, which we affectionately refer to as NOLA.

Our lives in politics and media have allowed us to experience some pretty important and exciting events, but nothing has given us more pride than welcoming you to our city and representing New Orleans for this year's big game. New Orleanians love to show One Team, One Fight, One Voice, One City in action.

We are thrilled to have been able to show you first hand our legendary hospitality and culture. Now that you've seen how New Orleans is rebuilding better and stronger than ever, you know why our city is known for its vibrancy and resiliency.

We hope you and your families visit us. And if you were able to be with us for the Super Bowl, come back soon and continue to follow your NOLA. You can find out more at neworleansonline.com.

James Carville and Mary Matalin, New Orleans

The writers were co-chairs of the 2013 New Orleans Super Bowl Host Committee.

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