In preparation for and recognition of this week’s Monday Night Football, when the undefeated Saints would host the Patriots, SportsNation Presented by Toyota held a New Orleans vs. New England debate Monday, Nov. 30, with host Michelle Beadle promoting the Saints and all things New Orleans, and host Colin Cowherd taking up the argument for the Pats and his beloved New England.
Half of the SportsNation studio was decorated in Mardi Gras Mania, and half in homage to the Minutemen and Pat Patriot. In the end, SportsNation voted that New Orleans was the better team and region, siding with their beloved Beadle and the Saints.
As a result, Cowherd, ever the Patriotic loser and dressed as Paul Revere, was sent to the SportsNation dunk tank filled with New England lobsters (of the faux variety) in the frigid Connecticut outdoors.
Five members of the SportsNation production crew each got a shot at dunking Cowherd — and each failed. Finally, Beadle asked for a shot, and, while assuring Cowherd he could trust her as his co-host, had someone secretly smash the lever on the sly, sending Colin to his icy defeat.