SB LIII earns lowest viewership rating in New Orleans history

A referee gestures during the second half of an NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys in East Rutherford N.J      Cowboys Giants Football East Rutherford

A referee gestures during the second half of an NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys in East Rutherford N.J Cowboys Giants Football East Rutherford

The city of New Orleans shunned the Super Bowl in a big way as fans protested the game after the Saints lost in controversial fashion to the Rams in the NFC Championship Game.

Again, it's hard to knock Saints fans, as everyone knows Sunday's game should've been played between Tom Brady and the Patriots and Drew Brees and the Saints. Thousands of people showed up, too. So, the governor told state residents to watch reruns of "NCIS: New Orleans" on Sunday, "since there's absolutely nothing worth watching on TV tonight".

The New Orleans Times-Picayune spoke volumes with a Monday front page that was nearly entirely blank, but for five words.

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The spot drives home the film's main tagline - "higher, further, faster" - which is repeated with increasing intensity throughout. It opened with Larson's character on an airfield preparing to climb aboard a fighter jet before a series of action-filled clips.

Retired Saints receiver Lance Moore remarked on the first half score with an annoyed tweet about the lack of offensive firepower at the Super Bowl.

Good morning. This is the front page of the Times Picayune in New Orleans today. "There are certain vices you gravitate to - for me, it's probably sugar".

"New Orleanians get funnier, sarcastic and sometimes a little petty when things don't go their way, particularly when it comes to football", the organizers of one boycott event said in a post on Twitter.

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