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WATCH: US Ambassador launches YouTube guide to American football

Dan Rooney has released a Super Bowl preview guide to get Ireland in the mood for Sunday’s American football spectacular.


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SUPER BOWL FEVER has gripped America ahead of Sunday’s showdown in Indianapolis and the US ambassador to Ireland, Dan Rooney, wants to make sure that we don’t feel left out.

Rooney, who is also the President Emeritus of the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise, appeared yesterday in the first part of a Super Bowl preview video which aims to explain the sport to an Irish audience.

“I think American football is a tremendous thing,” Rooney, 79, says in the two-minute beginner’s guide. “I really, being biased maybe, think it’s the best sport there is.”

Rooney’s Steelers are the NFL’s most successful team, having won in six of their eight Super Bowl appearances.

This season’s final between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants takes place on Sunday evening, and will be shown live in the UK and Ireland on BBC 1.

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