As a Boston boy, I have been insanely spoiled with the unprecedented run of sporting championships over the past fourteen years. The Bruins in hockey, the Celtics in basketball, the Red Sox in baseball, and of course the New England Patriots in football, arguably the best sports franchise in the last decade thanks to its ridiculous winning record in the NFL. While I am definitely a fan of these first three franchises, my deepest allegiance lies with my beloved Patriots. So, that is why I am in such a giddy mood because they once again brought home the Vince Lombardi trophy for the fourth time since 2001. Now I am not going to give you a play-by-play account of the game, since this is not a sports blog, but I figured writing about watching the Super Bowl in South Korea still warranted a blog post.
In addition to the game itself, what football party is complete without some game day grub? Our menu was a bit different from the typical Super Bowl fare, since the game started at 8:30 AM instead of the 6:30 PM kickoff on the east coast in America. We had bacon, eggs, chips and salsa, as well as a variety of muffins and fruit. Honestly, my stomach was in knots the entire game so I actually did not even eat anything until after the final whistle.
Overall, due to the time difference, watching big sporting events in this country certainly is a unique experience. Provided you have the willingness to endure some bleary eyed mornings, there is no reason you have to miss out on the biggest games from back home.
Patrick Sheridan grew up in the quiet suburbs outside of Boston but always knew he wanted to explore the world. Studying abroad in Denmark while attending Elon University did not satisfy this desire, so after graduating in 2012 he decided to join Chungdahm Learning and teach English in South Korea. He loves wandering through the various neighborhoods of his city Daejeon, sampling random back-alley restaurants and attempting to communicate with the locals in his horribly broken Korean. He embraces everything Korean and looks forward to seeing everything South Korea has to offer.