American sports weekend

Unless you live in a bubble, or maybe in Germany, you will be aware that yesterday was the Super Bowl - the final round in American football, where the two best teams of the season fight for the Lombardi trophy. Ever since studying abroad in New Orleans, I’ve been a real fan of football (and the Saints, obviously!), and since the Viking is as well (he even plays himself in the Danish national league), we buy the NFL GamePass so we can watch all the games. They do show it on Danish TV, it’s actually gaining in popularity here, but GamePass has much better commentary (the Danish hosts are… odd, to say it nicely), plus we can re-watch the games that air at 2:30am European time. Obviously, the Super Bowl needs to be watched live, and since I hadn’t taken the day off today (unlike the rest of our friends), I ended up walking around the office in zombie mode after a solid 3 hours of sleep. Ah, the sacrifice…

It’s become a bit of a tradition for the boyfriend and me to host American-style events, such as Thanksgiving and the Super Bowl, for friends. And so we did this year. Unfortunately, I’m not a big fan of either of the teams (Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks), in fact, I have some beef with the Seahawks or defeating the Saints in the playoffs! The boyfriend hates Peyton Manning with all his Viking wrath, and so we were a little undecided.




But nevertheless, we decided to make the best out of it, invited some friends (mostly guys, big surprise!) and made some food - some serious food, that is, because the guys wanted to try the famous “Roethlisburgers”, named after Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. This food creation lovingly dubbed “blod clot in a burger bun” by a website, consists of two burger patties on top of scrambled egg, topped off with 2 slices of cheddar, bacon, caramelized onions, and a ton of barbecue sauce.

The Roethlisburger

The Roethlisburger (


I opted for the “girly version”, using only one burger patty and no bacon, but I couldn’t even finish that. It was delicious, though, I will say as much. Not sure my cholesterol levels agree, but hey, the Super Bowl only happens once a year!

Unfortunately, the game itself was rather one-sided and dull, and much to my disgruntlement, the Seahawks won by a whooping 43-8. At least the boyfriend had an evil smile on his face the entire time as he watched Peyton Manning fail at virtually everything he tried.


But we also had another sporting event this weekend, namely some live hockey (ice hockey, that is). My employer made public this week that they were now sponsoring a local hockey arena, and there were free tickets to be had. And as I like sports where strong guys hit each other (except for boxing, because that’s all about the hitting - I like something around it as well, so I prefer football or hockey), I thought, why not! And so we took all the way out to Rungsted, to watch the game versus the Aalborg Pirates. It was good fun, although it got REALLY cold by the third period, and the home team lost. Anyway, there were some solid fights (you don’t have to play in the NHL to have a solid right hook!), and it was a nice atmosphere. Below are some photos!


The teams before the game (home team in blue)


I don’t know who you are, Ulrich, but you better shut up!


Our seats were right behind the home team bench

Hope you guys had a great weekend!