Tracy Porter, Super Bowl Hero, Honored by Port Allen with a Parade and Street

February 28, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

(Port Allen, Louisiana)
Port Allen, La. sits in on the West Bank of the Missisippi River directly across from Baton Rouge and in the shadows of LSU Tiger Stadium where National Championships have been won.
Although Port Allen is only one hour west of New Orleans, it may as well be a million miles away.
Two different worlds.
New Orleans is Cosmopolitan. Port Allen was country before country was cool.
And as you walk up the levee bank across from Port Allen City Hall and glance across the river at Tiger Stadium, you wonder how the hero of Super Bowl 44, Tracy Porter, managed to get away from LSU and find his way to Indiana University.
Maybe he was a late bloomer. A story for another day.
On this gorgeous, sunny, late winter, Louisiana February afternoon, 40,000 people have turned out to honor their favorite son, Tracy Porter, with a parade of course. After all, this is Louisiana and nobody does a parade better than Louisiana.
It was the largest...

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