NEW ORLEANS — One thing you can say about New Orleanians: They know how to punt.
When the date for Sunday's Super Bowl XLVII was set, there could have been a loud gasp: It was scheduled right in the middle of the city's hectic Carnival season.
The powers that be decided to start the parades a week early, break for the National Football League events, then launch back into crazy Carnival party mode, culminating with Mardi Gras — Fat Tuesday — on Feb. 12, the day before the start of Lent.
New Orleans, which displayed its survival skills after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, knows how to recover and celebrate life like no other place.
But how can...