Experiencing The Super Bowl In Person


We’re about 48 hours away from kickoff of Super Bowl LIII. As we continue our coverage of this year’s Big Game, we’re looking back at last year’s Super Bowl at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. 

The eyes of the world will be on Atlanta on Sunday. Last year for this event, they were focused on Minneapolis, where Jackson Rentschler and Tyler Harford of Sioux Falls took in the spectacle. Rentschler uses the word “surreal” to describe watching the Super Bowl in person.

“You see all the lights, and everything that you’ve seen growing up watching on TV, to be there in person, it’s just, I mean, it’s wild,” Rentschler said.

Also in Minneapolis that day was Rentschler’s friend Harford.

“Like he said, it’s more surreal being there in person, it’s the biggest stage in the world, and to see it in person’s actually, it’s pretty cool,” Harford said.

If there’s anyone who can describe the buzz surrounding a Super Bowl, it’s someone who was actually there to experience it in person.

“Every play mattered, and you could just tell that, it was just kind of a nervous energy throughout the whole, every snap was kind of, just means something, more than a regular season game, or even a playoff game,” Rentschler said. “It was the pinnacle.”

And remember, it’s not like they saw a boring blowout.

“We probably saw one of the better Super Bowls in our time,” Harford said.

“I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to duplicate the weekend we had last year,” Rentschler said.

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