BCS title game 'worthy diversion' for still-recovering New Orleans

Updated: January 6, 2008, 7:08 PM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

NEW ORLEANS -- If you want to know why the Allstate BCS National Championship Game is important beyond football in this regrouping city, consider:

Tuesday morning might be the first time since August 2005 that the New Orleans Times-Picayune publishes a front page that doesn't contain the words "Hurricane Katrina."

"It's a very, very worthy diversion," said David Meeks, city editor of the Times-Picayune.

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