Greg Cote: Soon, the Super Bowl parties will give way to a football game

Super Bowl With a Smirk is as emotional as Ray Lewis during a national anthem as I offer up my fifth and final Smirk column of the week.

We’d like to thank God because without God and God’s blessing, Smirking would not be possible. By God.

Now on to our final offering:

Snoop Dogg (unless he’s serious about being called Snoop Lion) has been spotted in New Orleans, and he’s the de facto mayor of annual Super Bowl partying, and so that can mean only one thing: The events that you can’t get into because you are not famous or rich enough have officially begun!

Super Bowls always attract gobs of celebrities, especially when held in party towns like N’Awlins. Super Bowl Week is when you might hear someone shout, “That’s Ludacris!” and be unsure if they meant the rapper or the general excess.

Friday night’s big event was the exclusive 13th annual Playboy Super Bowl party at Jackson Brewery, featuring 20 Playmates and music by the rapper B.O.B.

(The Leather & Laces party ran concurrently at Second Line Studios and included three former Playboy models, Jenny McCarthy, Kendra Wilkinson and Audrina Patridge. That sounded fun but failed to meet Smirk’s long-held Four-Bunny Minimum).

Saturday’s hot-ticket parties include ones hosted by GQ, with Lil Wayne performing, and Maxim.

The Maxim party anticipated a capacity crowd of some 2,300; however, it is partly sponsored by Fox Sports, and late rumors of a possible party appearance by annoying Terry Bradshaw are expected to curtail attendance.

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