ESPN Puts New Orleans Back Underwater

ESPN Puts New Orleans Back Underwater

It's BCS Championship Game time and, two years after Katrina, New Orleanians are no doubt ecstatic to have the Sugar Bowl back in their fair city. They might not be so thrilled, however, to discover that their city is once again under a deluge.

Maybe I'm being a little sensitive, but check out the Sugar Bowl promotional display from ESPN's website. Looks eerily familiar doesn't it?

ESPN Puts New Orleans Back Underwater

For those who haven't seen it in person, Bourbon Street isn't supposed to have gentle waves lapping up on its shores. And if the Superdome has any large bodies of water next to it, better call the National Guard because there's a problem. It's supposed to look like this.

ESPN Puts New Orleans Back Underwater

I'm sure it's just an honest mistake, but seriously, come on. If Bhopal, India hosts a sporting event will ESPN's graphic designers put a bunch of discolored, floating mist in the background of their promotional images?


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