Watching and talking about the Superbowl with British students was fun. My friends wanted to get a small group together to watch the game in one of the residence halls:
Word got out and by the kick-off at 11:30pm (GMT), the small common room was cramped and teaming with people, diehard fans and newbies alike. UCL sponsored traditional American Superbowl drinks and eats: chicken wings, beer (no Sam Adams, I’m sad to say), BBQ & sour cream and onion chips (called chips = crisps here). We stayed up until 2am watching the Patriots’ disappointing defeat! The guy to my left in the picture (thumbs-up, red shirt) was a British student who was intensely interested in learning the rules.
Sadly, there were no commercials on the BBC, the British news channel we watched, only the British commentary! If you read this and we’re friends on Facebook, post a link to your favorite Superbowl commercial on my wall! Contest: post the most epic Superbowl XLVI commercial!