Patriots Fan Skipping Super Bowl to Prove a Point

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"I've enjoyed participating in all the festivities leading up to Super Bowl Sunday, but I've decided to watch the game on TV, just like the vast majority of New Yorkers," said New Englander Bill de Blasio, who turned down free tickets to the local-ish event from organizers. Michael Bloomberg also passed — he'll be out of town, because it's a weekend and below 70 degrees — but Rudy Giuliani would probably take 'em, if they're offering.