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elbanditoroso's avatar

Is the Super Bowl followed closely by people in any country other than the US?

Asked by elbanditoroso (33137points) 2 months ago
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Do Canadians care?

Is the Super Bowl important to Europeans, Asians, Africans, Arabs?

Or is it a big ho-hum outside the US?

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Zaku's avatar

Not by many. Most foreigners don’t even know the basic rules of American Football.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

I wanted to watch but was sick. My mom watched some of it.

canidmajor's avatar

Ex-pats

ragingloli's avatar

Only by weirdos.

JLeslie's avatar

My husband played American football in K-12. I once asked him why he played football and not soccer, since he is Mexican, and he said because football you get to wear a helmet. Don’t go thinking he was worried about safety, he was obsessed with Speed Racer and so any sport with a helmet when he was very little was attractive to him.

His favorite pro team is the Pittsburgh Steelers. Someone told me that Mexicans usually like either the Cowboys or the Steelers. I don’t know how true that is.

Anyway, my Mexican husband has always followed American football, but I don’t know how widespread that is across Mexico or other countries. I think soccer is much more popular across the world.

Lightlyseared's avatar

There is some interest in the UK but not much. This year it was broadcast on one of our ‘main’ channels but that’s the first time I can remember it being broadcast here. (I’m not say it hasn’t been before but I don’t remember it…)

Poseidon's avatar

The Superbowl is followed by people all over the world.

There are probably well over a million people worldwide who watch it.

I live in the UK and I know there are 1000s who follow the Superbowl. In fact it is streamed live here.

It is very likely that it is streamed livei in many countries.

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