I try not to confuse the teams with the fans, although its hard (49ers come to mind). But as I was stationed in new orleans in 80's, i must say they are used to having guests and usually want people to return to the city that care forgot. Besides great food and bars that close for an hour a day, the music and the people are pretty cool.
This doesn't change my utter disdain for the cheating Aints and their a hole coach but I have no issue with the city and it's long struggle to crawl out cesspool of crooked politics. I remember edwin edwards, one time governor and prisoner, said that he could only lose the election if he "was caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy" - now that's Louisiana politics.
so i'll make the trip to vieux carre, eat up some cajun food and drink a couple of hurricane and soak up some live music...and even talk up a couple creole girls...and then enjoy the river of tears after a panther victory. And the best part? returning to the 21st century the next day.