Herd of Rob Ryans take over Mardi Gras parade

Rob Ryan impersonators dance during a Mardi Gras parade.


Mardi Gras is serious business down in New Orleans.

Kings, celebrities, beads and an unlimited amount of pageantry are on full display right now in The Big Easy.

Tuesday, Rob Ryan will be the grand marshal for the Krewe of Argus parade. He’ll even get to ride on a fancy float.

The Krewe of Argus float grand marshal Rob Ryan will ride.

The Saints defensive coordinator has already been spotted at a celebration dressed to the nines. Who knew the coach could clean up so nicely?

Saints Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan attends the Krewe of Argus ball.

But Ryan was also at another parade over the weekend. Actually, about a dozen of him were there. One krewe decided to pay homage to the defensive coach by dressing up as him (bellies included) and dancing along the parade route.

It’s pretty entertaining and not really surprising, especially considering Ryan’s flamboyant personality.

Quarterback Drew Brees and head coach Sean Payton have also participated in Mardi Gras festivities. After their Super Bowl win in 2010, both led parades.

Drew Brees as Bacchus King February 2010.

Sean Payton shares Lombardi Trophy with ecstatic fans On Monday night in the Krewe of Orpheus parade from Mark Sottek on Vimeo.

(H/T kissingsuzykolber for the find)