Super Bowl Mania Hits!
Unlike most Giants fans, who rate Eli Manning as their favorite player, Dormer lists field kicker Lawrence Tynes as his favorite.
"The way he came back against Green Bay to hit the winning field goal after missing two chances was fantastic. I was a free taker when I played Gaelic football and I know all about the pre-ssure, especially in a close game," remembers Dormer.
Not all Irish people will be watching the Super Bowl, however. In fact, not all Irish people even know much about the Super Bowl.
Thomas Bonner, an accountant from Donegal now living in Boston, admits he doesn't know who is playing this Sunday. "You would think after four years in the U.S. I would have picked up an interest in the local sports, even a passive interest but no, I have to confess I don't know who is playing in the Super Bowl. Shame on me," he laughed.
Instead of going to a Super Bowl party on Sunday, Bonner plans to use his time effectively.
"I'm going to go for a drive somewhere nice because the highway should be fairly clear for a few hours if everyone is glued to the television," he feels.
Fiona Brennan from upstate New York said that although she is not normally a football supporter, she will be watching the game with her husband at her friend Rosie's house on Sunday.
Looking forward to the party, Brennan said, "I'm glad we'll be at a house party, lots of wings, beer and no one to step on us."
Brennan will also be supporting the New York Giants. "My husband is a native New Yorker so it's Giants all the way on Sunday," she says.
New Yorker Jerry Hess, who normally watches the Sunday football games in Rory Dolan's in Yonkers with his family and friends, will be at home this Sunday shouting on the Giants.
"I'm a big Cowboys fan, and although I admit it will be hard to root for the Giants, I will this week because they lost to the Cowboys, Packers and Pats in the regular season. It's pay back time now," said Hess.
Mark O'Connor, another Giants fan agrees it's only fair that the Giants get their turn at wining this year. "The Patriots have won enough of times in the last few years. Now it's our turn," he said.
Peter McGlynn looks forward to a great game of football on Sunday and will also lend his support to the Giants. "The game against Green Bay was brilliant. I hope they win too this Sunday," he says.
McGlynn is also looking forward to the commercials during the Super Bowl.
"I watch it alone to see the great ads they play during the game. They are so entertaining," he says.
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