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VI watches as Eagles stun Patriots in record breaking Super Bowl LII

Residents and visitors of the Virgin Islands converged in large numbers at Captain Mulligan's on Nanny Cay, Tortola to catch Super Bowl LII on television on February 4, 2018. Photo: VINO
Watching Super Bowl LII at Captain Mulligan's on Nanny Cay, Tortola on February 4, 2018. Photo: VINO
Watching Super Bowl LII at Captain Mulligan's on Nanny Cay, Tortola on February 4, 2018. Photo: VINO
Residents and visitors of the Virgin Islands converged in large numbers at Captain Mulligan's on Nanny Cay, Tortola to catch Super Bowl LII on television on February 4, 2018. Photo: VINO
Residents and visitors of the Virgin Islands converged in large numbers at Captain Mulligan's on Nanny Cay, Tortola to catch Super Bowl LII on television on February 4, 2018. Photo: VINO
Residents and visitors of the Virgin Islands converged in large numbers at Captain Mulligan's on Nanny Cay, Tortola to catch Super Bowl LII on television on February 4, 2018. Photo: VINO
Residents and visitors of the Virgin Islands converged in large numbers at Captain Mulligan's on Nanny Cay, Tortola to catch Super Bowl LII on television on February 4, 2018. Photo: VINO
Catching the Super Bowl LII action at Le Petite Sports Lounge in Baughers Bay, Tortola on February 4, 2018. Photo: VINO
Catching the Super Bowl LII action at Le Petite Sports Lounge in Baughers Bay, Tortola on February 4, 2018. Photo: VINO
Aromas Cigar and Martini Bar on Tortola Pier Park was also a popular spot to view Super Bowl LII on February 4, 2018. Photo: VINO
Aromas Cigar and Martini Bar on Tortola Pier Park was also a popular spot to view Super Bowl LII on February 4, 2018. Photo: VINO
Paradise Club Bar and Grill in Cane Garden Bay, Tortola was also one of the places to view Super Bowl LII on February 4, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
Paradise Club Bar and Grill in Cane Garden Bay, Tortola was also one of the places to view Super Bowl LII on February 4, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
Catching Super Bowl LII at Leverick Bay on February 4, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
Catching Super Bowl LII at Leverick Bay on February 4, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
Catching Super Bowl LII at Leverick Bay on Virgin Gorda on February 4, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
Catching Super Bowl LII at Leverick Bay on Virgin Gorda on February 4, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
Leverick Bay Resort on Virgin Gorda was one of the choice spots to watch Super Bowl LII on February 4, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
Leverick Bay Resort on Virgin Gorda was one of the choice spots to watch Super Bowl LII on February 4, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
Top of the Baths on Virgin Gorda was also a place to watch Super Bowl LII on February 4, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
Top of the Baths on Virgin Gorda was also a place to watch Super Bowl LII on February 4, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
Viewing Super Bowl LII at Aromas Cigar and Martini Bar on Tortola Pier Park on February 4, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
Viewing Super Bowl LII at Aromas Cigar and Martini Bar on Tortola Pier Park on February 4, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
Philadelphia Eagles celebrate their historic win over New England Patriots at Super Bowl LII on February 4, 2018. Photo: Internet Source
Philadelphia Eagles celebrate their historic win over New England Patriots at Super Bowl LII on February 4, 2018. Photo: Internet Source
NANNY CAY, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands was tuned in with the millions around the world as underdogs Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl for the first time by beating the New England Patriots 41-33 in an extraordinary encounter in Minneapolis on February 4, 2018.

It was a night when records tumbled and, according to the BBC, the expected norms of an NFL game went out the window, as the Eagles - led majestically by quarterback Nick E. Foles - produced a brilliant offensive display to deny the Patriots a record-equalling sixth Super Bowl crown.

Zach A. Ertz's touchdown with less than three minutes remaining put the Eagles into a five-point lead, but it took Brandon L. Graham's sack on Thomas Edward Patrick ‘Tom’ Brady just moments later to seemingly put the game beyond the reigning champions.

VI did not miss the big moments

In a game featuring just one punt and one sack - Graham's key hit on Brady - the action was breathless and, for the most part, unprecedented in NFL history.

It was also an action not missed by Virgin Islands Super Bowl fans, and even those who went to watch the game at the various sports bars across the Territory out of curiosity and wanting to be part of the hype.

The top place to watch the game in the Virgin Islands was without a doubt Captain Mulligan’s in Nanny Cay, which provided a big outdoor screen for the masses to view the action. There were also several televisions at the bar and dining area to ensure fans didn’t miss a moment of the big game.

As expected, a large crowd descended upon Captain Mulligan’s for the game, as well as to get some good drinks and a bite of the many tasty items on the menu, with some of the popular orders being chicken wings and pizza.

A large Flow branded tent was also erected and which came in handy every time there was a drizzle.

Some fans; however, refused to be moved as they simply covered their heads with foldup chairs and kept their eyes glued to the action.

Other sports bars that showed the game

Some fans preferred to view Super Bowl LII in a smaller setting and indoors, such as Le Petite Sports Lounge in Baughers Bay and Aromas Cigar and Martini Bar on Tortola Pier Park.

A few chose to catch the game beachside at the Paradise Club, Bar and Grill where a giant screen was set up.

Over in Virgin Gorda, one of the popular places to view the game was Leverick Bay Resort, where a large crowd gathered. Others made their way to Top of the Baths among other places to catch the game.

And while there was looting and civil disturbance in the streets of Philadelphia following their team’s historic win, it was all about party time at the various sports bars across the Virgin Islands, for both Eagles and Patriots fans.

9 Responses to “VI watches as Eagles stun Patriots in record breaking Super Bowl LII”

  • watcher (05/02/2018, 17:48) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    How sweet it is
  • VIslander, NYC (05/02/2018, 18:33) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    The Eagles took down golden boy Tom Brady and his gang. Soooo happy the Eagles won after 50 something years. Fly High Eagles.
    • Reply (05/02/2018, 20:16) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply

      Congrats to the Eagles team and to the city of Philadelphia! This win is long, long over due.
  • mango (05/02/2018, 19:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    We are better than this. In the end, we will remember it. lets go green team
  • ---------------- (05/02/2018, 20:15) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    FINALLY! A Super Bowl that was better than the commercials and a team so deserving
  • rattie (05/02/2018, 20:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Amazing teamwork by the Eagles--it's so frustrating when teams rely on two members to run the game.
  • 1 (05/02/2018, 20:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Really good game
  • pete (06/02/2018, 14:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    So happy the Eagles won! Finally! They also had a good crowd at Trellis Bay Market watching the game which is where I was. Great game, great fun. Goooooooooooo Eagles.


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