A 43-year happy hour

Despite paper bags and sandbags, Charlie's Marching Saints Club has touted its team

Originally Published: February 3, 2010
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

We are traveling in the footsteps Of all those who've gone before But we'll all be reunited On a new and sunlit shore

NEW ORLEANS -- Perhaps more than any other place on Earth, the Big Easy loves a party.

Mardi Gras, the ultimate carnival, lasts only a few dizzying weeks. Charlie Kertz opened his bar at the corner of Apple and Cambronne streets a week before Mardi Gras in 1966, but when the city was awarded an NFL franchise nine months later -- on All Saints ...

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