‘It looks like a lost cause right now’
Hamilton’s bars were bustling last night as the public came out to watch the Baltimore Ravens take on the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.
Flanagans and The Outback were both packed with patrons, transfixed with the game.
Victoria Roberts said that while she doesn’t usually follow American Football, she makes an exception every year for the Super Bowl.
“It’s not so much about the game as it is about the experience,” she said. “It’s an excuse to spend time with friends, eat unhealthy foods and have a good time.”
She said that she was supporting San Francisco this year but said shortly before half time: “It looks like a lost cause right now.”
At Daylesford Theatre, dozens of patrons watched the game unfold on projector screens while sampling the finalists of the club’s annual chilli cook-off, labelled with names like “Chilli Chilli Bang Bang” and “Tex Mex Sex”.
Kyle Smith said it was his first Super Bowl in Bermuda and, while it wasn’t the same experience as the US, he was still having a great time.
“I love the Super Bowl,” he said. “I usually support New England, but this year I’m definitely going for the Ravens.”
The Robin Hood also had a busy night thanks in part to the game, with customers lining the length of the bar and filling the tables inside the building.
Darrell Carter said that he had hoped to watch the game from the patio, but the rain had pushed him inside.
“I look forward to this every year,” he said. “I remember watching it with my father when I was a kid. It’s just a great time.
“We played [football video game] Madden for about four hours before we came out here. I’m disappointed the Patriots aren’t in this year, but it should still be a good game.”
Asked who he was supporting, he said: “Baltimore. No question.”