So yes, it would have been much nicer to have watched the San Francisco 49ers play in Super Bowl, but I will nonetheless stay up way to late to watch the last piece of football I will be able to see for a good eight months or so. London is five hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time, so the game will kick off around 11:30 pm–or, as the Brits here would say, 23:30.
Despite this late start, there are Super Bowl parties everywhere around this city! Virtually all sports bars and seemingly all pubs with TVs will be showing the game–and the vast majority are making one heck of an evening out of it. I will be going to a sports bar in central London, and like most places, I will be paying to get in–the game will be showed on free TV, though, unlike the other playoff games, which have been on subscription Sky Sports, the ESPN equivalent. The deal I got, however, is not a bad one: £20 up front for the ticket and then I get £20 credit for purchases throughout the night. With how long the game ends up, and how pricey the city is, I am sure that will be no problem.
That will be my Super Bowl evening. What will you be doing for the big game? Post in the comments below!