Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan was named the Grand Marshall of a Mardi Gras parade, and judging from the reports and photos, Ryan had a fantastic time despite the rain.
Ryan led the Krewe of Argus parade on Fat Tuesday, waving and throwing things at the crowd, as people in parades are wont to do. The New Orleans Times-Picayune had some excellent details, including when someone flung food at Ryan (in a good way):
Near the corner of Severn Avenue and 19th Street, a man in an LSU cap jogged alongside Ryan's float with a Krispy Kreme donut in his outstretched hand.
"Rob!" he shouted. "Catch this!"
Ryan hung his giant hand over the side of the float, and snagged the high-calorie treat out of the air. The crowd burst into cheers.
Some lucky ladies took a photo with Ryan last week when he was dressed up in a suit for other festivities.
There was also a group of fake Rob Ryans at the Krewe D'Etat parade last week. Camille Young took a video of them in all their belly-rubbing, shuffling glory.
So yeah, New Orleans seems to love Rob Ryan.
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