It was a memorable Super Bowl on Sunday night, with the underdog Philadelphia Eagles beating the New England Patriots to deliver their first Super Bowl win in almost 60 years.
103.4 million people watched the world’s largest sporting game in 2018, according to a Nielsen poll.
A Harvard University student told The Harvard Crimson that: “I’m actually a Chicago Bears fan. It’s more so just being a fan of a team that sucks here at Harvard that made me by default an Eagles fan but I think, it’s really annoying just having to constantly hear about the five Super Bowl wins.”
One fan from Northeastern University was so confident his team would win that he got a tattoo celebrating six Super Bowl wins for the Patriots. Obviously, this was a mistake.
Northeastern student Ed Ferrini has already gotten a tattoo indicating 6 Super Bowl wins for the Patriots. pic.twitter.com/ePuea0wcOg
— Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) January 30, 2018
The Eagles emerged victorious 41-33 in Minneapolis.
WHAT A GAME!
— NFL (@NFL) February 5, 2018
“Even though we’re both from California, it’s a once in a lifetime type of deal where you can come down and actually be in the city where the team is in the Super Bowl,” said one Penn football player.
People reportedly set off fire crackers and smoke bombs, with six arrested and 12 transported to hospital. “It seemed like there were hundreds of [students], and they were screaming,” said UMass senior Caroline O’Connor.
— Daily Collegian (@MDCollegian) February 5, 2018
But most university celebrations were more civilised.
— Liberty University (@LibertyU) February 5, 2018
Eagles quarterback Nick Foles was celebrated by Liberty University where he does graduate courses online, which declared: “your Liberty Family is proud of you!”
Congratulations to 2011 BGSU graduate Ryan Maddocks on winning the Super Bowl last night. He served BG Football as a student video assistant during his time with the Falcons. #AyZiggy pic.twitter.com/3gSAHmycTS
— BG Football (@BG_Football) February 5, 2018
— UNC SpAd Graduate Program (@UNC_SpAd) February 5, 2018