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A random walk down Poydras Street: 16 photos from Super Bowl Sunday in New Orleans

The avalanche started around 2 p.m. on Sunday, a rolling wave that gained numbers as it snowballed off Tchopitoulas, Magazine and Picayune onto the wide, palm-lined expanse of Poydras. It's unclear if a mass migration from the banks of the Mississippi up one of New Orleans' major traffic arteries to the Superdome was preplanned, or if the po' boy-fueled masses all spontaneously decided on a raucous, ambling march from various tailgates and preparties to Super Bowl XLVII.

This being the Big Easy, most streets are halfway to a parade at any given time anyway. Behold, 16 moments from the madness:

1. This is traditional Baltimore dress for formal occasions like weddings, bar mitzvahs and Ravens games

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2. Quoth the raven: Purple camo was never more popular

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3. But even the raven thought a realtree Ray Rice jersey was too much

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4. This SUV runs on pure mayonnaise instead of gasoline

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5. When you think about it, is wearing football pants the the game any weirder than wearing a football jersey?

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6. We finally found Cooper Manning!

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7. Walking behind a Vonta Leach jersey doubles your YPS (Yards Per Step) average

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8. Tough choice between Steve Young's Bucs jersey or the Joe Montana Chiefs edition

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9. He must have been stuck in a duck blind with the Ray Rice jersey guy during the AFC title game

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10. In case you're wondering who succeeded Tommy Carcetti as Baltimore's mayor

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11. She hammed it up for the camera, then demanded a $1 donation for her time

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12. No comment

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13. This guy played the same number of snaps as the real Alex Smith

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14. Clown parade, bro

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15. It takes a real man ...

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16. ... to wear a kilt

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-- Ian Kay / Cut4