Thursday February 27, 2020

Willie O’Reilly: Bowled over by the circus of America’s big bash

To cynical Irish eyes, the Super Bowl might look like an expensive commercial production interrupted by a bit of gridiron, but it‘s hard not to get carried away by it all

9th February, 2020
The Super Bowl‘s commercialism is in contrast to the Irish experience. Picture: AP Photo

Outside, it’s America. Naples, Florida to be precise. The warm sea air is a welcome break from the northern European winter. “Did you feel the earthquake?” a friend texts. “No,” I reply, “the wealth here tends to cushion against most things.”

So it goes in one of the most expensive bits of real estate in the US. Everything is easy – or at least made easy by...

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