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Drew Brees, New Orleans Revel in Bacchus Parade

Saints QB and Super Bowl MVP reigned as king over Sunday event
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 15, 2010 12:52 PM CST
Drew Brees, New Orleans Revel in Bacchus Parade
New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees watches after throwing a small football while riding in the Bacchus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Sunday.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Drew Brees could probably be called king of New Orleans any day of the week, but yesterday was special: he reigned as King of the Bacchus Parade, the traditional pre-Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras celebration. Locals tell the Times-Picayune the crowds were bigger than usual this year on account of the Super Bowl MVP, who threw miniature footballs to onlookers. "I’m pretty excited," said one lucky teen. From the looks of the photos above, so was Brees.
(Read more Drew Brees stories.)

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