Super Bowl Sunday was full of cheer and American spirit as Patriots seal sixth victory
PUBLISHED: 14:00 04 February 2019
Lively, loud, and full of American sporting spirit would be how you could describe the atmosphere at The Blues Kitchen on Super Bowl Sunday.
History was made at the 53rd annual Super Bowl with the New England Patriots joining the elite bracket of six championships alongside Pittsburgh Steelers.
What was more special is that quarter-back Tom Brady has led the franchise to all six of those titles with two of them coming in the last three years.
The 41-year-old threw for 262 yards and engineered the game’s only touchdown drive as Sony Michel punched the ball in to give New England the lead midway through the fourth quarter.
Julian Edelman - voted MVP with 141 yards receiving - and Rob Gronkowski also shined for New England in their 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams.
But forgetting the historic nature of this particular Super Bowl Sunday, it is slowly becoming a huge evening across the UK, and that was evident at the Curtain Road bar.
Crowds of people wearing not just Patriots or Rams jerseys, but a mixture of NFL team’s attire, including Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears to name a few to cheer in front of the big screen.
The bar itself really got into the spirit of one of the biggest sporting events in America by serving up Nachos, beer, and lots of little snacks like pretzels during the match.
They were also serving food that fit the theme; I opted for the Buffalo wings to start, before enjoying the Cajun Chicken with salad and fries to soak up the pre-game atmosphere that included England captain Harry Kane.
The food was spectacular and the live music on the stage keep everyone in the bar area up on their feet until kick-off.
As the big screen switched to the live TV coverage, cheers erupted, and then even louder once the teams run onto the pitch.
Onto the game, and it was very much a battle of defence, neither side wanting to slip up and cost themselves the game early on.
It remained that way with very little getting through either way, but in the end Patriots defence was the stronger, meaning Rams could only score once.
Rams John Hekker did however grab himself a Super Bowl record when he sent the ball down 65 yards on a third-quarter punt - beating the old record by a solitary yard.