Brace yourselves sports fans! There are people, real people here in New York City that say they have better things to do Sunday night than watch a certain football game. NY1's Polly Kreisman filed the following report.
“We're gonna go skiing or ice skating,” said one New Yorker in Central Park.
“I care about tennis a lot, but I don’t care about the Super Bowl. I’m sorry,” said another.
Don’t be sorry. Here in the city, you're in good company.
“Walking around Midtown this week and certainly on the Upper East Side and the park you don’t really feel it at all,” said one man.
He obviously didn't make it to Times Square. But in a City with so much else to do, it's definitely not the only game in town.
There's music, photography, ice skating and running, to name just a few things. And more TV.
“That’s the Downton Abbey. I will be watching it at 9 o’clock,” said one woman.
Those that do care a lot about the Super Bowl don’t always understand those that don’t. One woman flew in from Seattle to root for the Seahawks.
“I have a sister in Boston who called me yesterday while I was flying. I called her back, I said 'Casey I’m travelling this weekend to New York.’ She said, ‘What for?’ I said, ‘The big game.’ She said 'Oh is that this weekend?'” said the Seahawks fan.
And some people are just against football on principal. Like this neurosurgeon.
“I am the chief at Bronx Lebanon Hospital. I practice at Lenox Hill and I am concerned about head injuries. Football injuries in general to the head are very devastating,” said the doctor.
“I think the idea of just knocking each other down for sport is, I could go on about that and the money that’s put into high school football and not the arts programs,” said one woman.
What about the commercials?
“I would only watch it for the commercials and it just seems like a lot of time in front of the TV to watch some commercials,” said another New Yorker.
So for those of you that are willing to admit that Super Bowl Sunday is not necessarily your favorite night of the year, here’s a tip: it’s one of the easiest nights of the year to get into a Broadway show and according to Forbes.com, one of the least expensive.