The big game this Sunday seems a lot smaller to Louisiana sports fans. It’s safe to say that the controversy surrounding the NFC Championship game has soured many from watching the Patriots take on the Rams this Sunday. Many Saints fans feel disenfranchised and demanded justice.
However, despite thousands of letters, calls, social media posts, and petitions, the NFL would not budge.
Many members of the Who Dat Nation are now claiming that they will not watch the big game this year.
That presents a new question: What else is on?
It’s no secret that millions will watch the Rams take on the Patriots, and many networks don’t put anything special on out of the fear that no one will watch it.
Most cable networks put on movies or marathons of their original shows.
HBO stands out in the crowd as it will still air the latest episode of it’s critically acclaimed series “True Detective.”
HBO will also air the previous episodes of this season leading up to the new episode at 8 p.m. This season sees Mahershala Ali alongside Stephen Dorf, as they play two deep south detectives unraveling the secret of two missing children.
The major networks seem to have their regular schedules in play as CBS airs the big game.
NBC will show episodes of America’s Got Talent. This year’s season is hosted by Terry Crews and features champions from previous seasons competing for the ultimate crown.
The Fox network will air it’s usual “Animation Domination” programming block featuring episodes of Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, and Family Guy.
ABC will air America’s Funniest Home Videos, and The CW network will air episodes of The Goldbergs, Blackish and Supergirl.
There are some unique broadcasts that draw inspiration from the big game, and try to catapult of its large viewership.
For animal lovers, Animal Planet is airing its Puppy Bowl XV, and the Hallmark Channel will show Kitten Bowl VI. Both are platforms to advocate for the adoption and safety of dogs and cats.
The WWE is offering a live streaming alternative for those who are less than excited about the halftime performance by Maroon 5.
The WWE will stream “Halftime Heat” live across Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and the award winning WWE Network.
The stream will begin at 1 p.m central time and will feature classic matches from the NXT brand leading up to the live six man tag team match during halftime of the big game.
The match will see Aleister Black, Ricochet and Velveteen Dream face off against NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa, newly crowned NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano and Adam Cole.
Commentary for the match will be provided by WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels. WWE decided to do Halftime Heat again this year to honor the first, and only other, Halftime Heat that was held on January 31st 1999.
The match saw Mankind defeat the Rock for the WWE Championship, and add another exciting layer to their storied rivalry.
In Today’s TV climate where there are so many options between cable, satellite, and streaming it won’t be hard for Saints fans to find something else to watch.