One dude to another dude: "It's called Black and Gold flu, dude. I ain't going to work on Monday."
This is a huge weekend for New Orleans. Mardis Gras parades, a mayoral election (with a new mayor), and the beloved Saints in the Super Bowl. Offices are expecting to record more than a few sick days on Monday.
The guy I heard say this--burly, bearded, and decked out in Saints gear and Mardis Gras beads--won't be alone.