Patriots Fan Skipping Super Bowl to Prove a Point

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 16:  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at a news conference on January 16, 2014 in New York City. In the wake of a series of recent pedestrian fatalities, the mayor announced today the "Vision Zero" plan which aims to eliminate all fatalities to drivers, passengers, cyclists and pedestrians on New York's streets within 10 years.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Photo: Spencer Platt/2014 Getty Images

"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.