Meg Farris / Eyewitness News
The French Quarter isn't the only place BCS fans are gathering. Around Orleans and Jefferson parishes there is a lot more activity early on this Monday morning.
Everywhere else it's just the first day of the week. But here, because of football, we found a common theme and they all start with an 'F.'
As loud music plays in a local home, there is no shortage of fans still in their PJ's having fun.
Fans are yelling 'Go Tigers' and 'Roll Tide.'
In one rental house full of visitors, fifteen plus people cram under a ceiling fan into one room, making the most of their free time off.
"I am skipping school, left my third graders at home so I could come watch the national championship," said school teacher Aimee Stover who is an Alabama fan.
It's 9:45am, but that's never too early in the SEC for fabulous festivities. Nor is it too early for females to flirt with their fiancés.
A grocery bakery has been making lots of food, especially fattening food in purple and gold and crimson and white.
"Mostly like party little miniature items, pastries, dobergé squares, so there's definitely an influx (of orders for party sweets,)" said the Dorignac's bakery manager, Roy Thomas.
Husbands who were grocery shopping plan to watch the gridiron fight on TV. They scored points when they gave their tickets to their wives.
"We're going to stay in our backyard, smoke cigars, drink red wine, fry fish and enjoy ourselves," said Dan Foley.
Fantastic veteran husbands who get how to keep the peace.
And the final score will buy one team bragging rights until next football season.