Feb 042019

Michele Rossi, center, is pelted with flags at the end of the Disco Amigos’ dance routine. Dat Dog threw an Anti-LIE block party, closing off Magazine street between Toledano and Louisiana, featuring replays of the Saints’ 2010 Super Bowl victory, a referee dunk tank and more. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On Sunday, Feb. 3, almost all of New Orleans boycotted the Super Bowl in one fashion or another, after the Saints were kept from the big game thanks to a missed call by the referees in the NFC Championship game against the Los Angeles Rams. For many, boycotting the game was more fun than watching the game. Among the Uptown venues hosting boycott events, Dat Dog threw a block party, Kingpin had a second line and Tracey’s served seafood. The boycott put a large dent in local viewership of the Super Bowl with a 26.1 rating. Nationally, the game’s viewership was the lowest since 2009 with a 44.9 rating.

Dat Dog

Dat Dog held an Anti-LIE block party, closing off Magazine between Toledano and Louisiana. At the block party there were dance competitions, replays of the Saints’ 2010 Super Bowl victory, a referee dunk tank and more. Penalty flag and referee costumes were a frequent sight.

People dance on Magazine street from curb to curb. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Kecia Hurd dances with the Disco Amigos. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Brian, right, and Miller Page, 3, play catch. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Lou sports a Marques Colston jersey. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Luna Orleans, center, dances with Nola Bombshells, during the last round of the dance competition. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Dat Dog patrons watch a re-run of the Saints’ 2010 Super Bowl victory. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Sean Gordon falls into the referee dunk tank put on by the Son of a Saint foundation. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Jennifer, left, and AJ, right, Herbert dressed as penalty flags with their dog Sophie on Magazine street. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)


Kingpin bar hosted a second-line led by the Big Fun Brass Band.

A Saints-themed Plymouth was parked outside of the Kingpin bar on Lyons street before a second line on Sunday. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Taco Loceaux sells food outside of Kingpin before the second-line. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Keith “Fish” Williams shows off his Saints & anti-Roger Goodell attire in front of the Kingpin Bar on Lyons Street. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Julia Weil dances to the Big Fun Brass Band in front of the Kingpin. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Steve Watson, owner of Kingpin, leads the Big Fun Brass Band. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Big Fun Brass Band second-lines down Lyons Street. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Ashley Chadwick holds Hamilton, 1, as they wave to the second-line.

Ava Monson, 3, beats on the snare drum on Travis Henthorn of the Big Fun Brass Band. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Xuxa shows off some black-and-gold accessories in front of the Kingpin. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)


Tracey’s Original Irish Channel Bar on Magazine street served boiled crawfish and raw oysters, hosted live music, and replayed the Saints’ 2010 playoff victories.

Rafael Lugo shows of his fresh fleur-de-lis tattoo to show some love for New Orleans outside of Tracey’s. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Referee costumes and accessories were present at all Boycott Bowl festivities. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Select Crawfish Co. was on hand at Tracey’s. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Tracey’s patrons relive the Saints’ 2009-10 season with reruns of the tream’s playoff and Super Bowl victories. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Cha Wa, the Grammy-nominated funk band, entertains the crowd at Tracey’s. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Victor Egane shucks some oysters on the sidewalk. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

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