The first Superbowl from the Low Countries brings America to Beringen: "One family, two, three!"  † Football

The first Superbowl from the Low Countries brings America to Beringen: “One family, two, three!” † Football

Limburg guns against the Crusaders in Amsterdam, this is the poster for the first Super Bowl in the Low Countries. And, as befits a good Superbowl game, there are plenty of scenes. America is in Flanders for a while.

Both teams enter the field with a good dose of show and of course the fans cannot be missed. The US national anthem complements it. The match itself is also an exciting scene.

“We’re the underdogs,” one Limburg Shotguns player previously declared. But that’s not what the game looks like at the beginning of the game. Take the lead at Limburg Shotguns, a club from Korspel, Beringen.

In the meantime, a commentator offers a straightforward interpretation of the scene. This is necessary, because American football is not very well known to the general public in Flanders. “This way everyone knows what’s going on,” said commentator Jürgen Nijs.

The Amsterdam crusaders fight back and a dramatic ending ensues. At the last moment, the Crusaders made a decisive landing. 36-28 is the final score, so the first BNL Bowl goes to the Netherlands. Limburg drips.

Limburg Shotguns coach Allan Verbraeken should rest his group. In fluent American English, he says, “I’m sorry we lost. It broke my heart, but this is a sport.”

The Limburg rifles also deal with defeat the American way. “One, two, three, family!” They all decided together.

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