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When Brits try to describe the Super Bowl

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Most British people tend not to know what the NFL is - there are a fair few football fans over here don't get me wrong, look at the Wembley games - but a lot of the general population couldn't tell you the difference between a quarterback and a safety if they tried.

So, in lieu of all this, the good people over at BuzzFeed decided to embarrass the NFL knowledgable amongst us by asking some complete no-hopers what they thought of the Super Bowl and football itself. 

Unsurprisingly there was a lot of talk about wardrobe malfunctions and the possibility of the existence of bowls smaller than the Vince Lombardi trophy i.e 'not as super.'

However, there were two occasions where interviewees were actually quite on the money. On the topic of football itself, one of the contributors noted that "the most baffling thing is they seem to like getting hurt." With the recent release of a survey saying that players would carry on even with concussions, it does seem to strike a chord.

Another person also noted what even most Americans seem to like best about the Super Bowl, the adverts. When describing the big game the Englishman said: It's three hours of the best adverts of the year, occasionally cut up with the odd bit of sport."

So maybe there is hope for the rest of the Isles. And they liked Richard Sherman's post game interview as well, so perhaps they know more than they let on. 

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