The big celebration in New Orleans following the Saints' Super Bowl victory has provided me with inspiration for what we can do to help ease the pain in Haiti. We should put an NFL franchise in Haiti to help its citizens get their minds off the catastrophic earthquake that struck there recently.
NFL owners could move the Jacksonville Jaguars there, since that franchise hasn’t gotten very good attendance in northern Florida over the last several years. They could then be renamed the Haiti Port-a-Princes, in honor of that nation’s capital. Of course, we would also have to build a stadium for the team, but that shouldn’t be any big problem. It’s not like we haven’t already sent plenty of construction crews and money down there.
There is one issue, however. Few Haitians would be able to afford the price of admission to an NFL game. But, hey, we could resolve that by flying in planeloads of wealthy Americans to each of their eight home games. There are enough “idle rich” in this country to make that quite plausible. What else would they really need to be doing with their weekends in the fall?
Oh, one other thing. We need to make sure the Port-a-Princes win the Super Bowl without too much delay; the sooner the better. Look what it’s done for New Orleans. Why, that once-beleaguered city doesn’t even need “Heckuva Job Brownie” anymore!