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Superbowl 39 in Tanzania

Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Africa

-17 °C
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I had researched before hand and found out that in Tanzania ESPN would be showing the Superbowl. I walked around Stone Town, and saw very few places that would likely to be showing American football, so I decided I would watch the game on the TV in the hotel lobby.

My alarm clock was broken, so I left it up to fate to try and wake up at 3am to catch the game. I did not wake up, though, until the call to prayer at 5am. At least, I figured, I would get to see the second half. I walked downstairs and clicked on ESPN, and BOXING WAS ON!

The TV signal we were getting was not from mainland Tanzania, but rather from India, and I suppose that ESPN in India was not showing the game. So this year was a bust on seeing the game.

I did find out the next day thanks to CNN International that the Patriots won 24 - 21 over the Philly Eagles. Next year I will have to try and book a place that is more American Football friendly.


For other experiences viewing "The Big Game", check out the rest of my Superbowls Around the World blog entries

Posted by GregW 18:34 Archived in Tanzania Tagged sports superbowls_around_the_world

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