A member of the Outwrite team has travelled to Minneapolis, USA, to watch his team triumph in the 52nd National Football League (NFL) Super Bowl.

Digital director Anthony, who has supported Super Bowl LII winners the Philadelphia Eagles since 2002, flew out to watch the Eagles play in the game for the first time in 13 years.

And it wasn’t long before he found himself mixing with the media as the world’s press came to cover the big game.

BBC Radio Five Live contacted him via Twitter for a live interview about being a British NFL fan.

 

He also recorded pre, during and post analysis of the game as it happened which was featured on Five Live as it covered the Eagles’ historic win. Anthony was also interviewed by one of the world’s largest media outlets, Reuters, on the appeal of the NFL amongst fans in the UK.

 

During the game’s warm up events in -20c Minnesota, he also met up with NFL.com’s ‘Around the NFL’ podcasters Dan Hanzus, Gregg Rosenthal, Chris Wesseling, and Marc Sessler.

Anthony’s dream trip to the USA ended perfectly as the Eagles shocked the New England Patriots to clinch the Vince Lombardi trophy.

Anthony said: “The trip was an incredible experience – I’m still at a loss for words when people ask me to describe it!

“The Super Bowl tends to attract interest from national media outlets, so as a British fan over in Minnesota for the game I was perfectly placed to give interviews from a trans-Atlantic perspective.

“I’d like to return to the states to watch the Eagles play a home fixture in Philadelphia, and in the mean time I’m going to continue my work engaging UK-NFL fans through the British Eagles website and Twitter account, which I run.”

Anthony is no stranger to the media: he writes a six-weekly column for the Daily Post business section and provides expert commentary for a number of publications including Wales Business Insider and the West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly business magazine.