We’re getting a military fly over for the Super Bowl between the Patriots and Eagles, despite the fact the game will be played in a dome in Minnesota.
ESPN’s Darren Rovell announced the news on Twitter Thursday afternoon.
Despite being in a closed stadium, the NFL says there will still be a flyover by the Air Force before Super Bowl LII.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 1, 2018
I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love this move. The people inside the stadium won’t even be able to see it, and we’re still sending the jets. We’re not just sending the jets. What we’re really sending is a message to the world.
It doesn’t matter if the people in the stadium can see it or not. All that matters is the rest of America and the world watches as the United States military does a little flexing to remind the world that we’re the best. You have to be dead to not love flyovers.
I’ve been through plenty of flyovers during my days as a sports fan. It gets the adrenaline rushing in a way that few things on this planet can. An F-16 flying over your head is the actual roar of freedom. You look up and see a multi-million dollar jet that showed up for a football game. It doesn’t get much better than that.
We’re getting a dome for the game and the world is getting the opportunity to watch America remind everybody that our military is not to be messed with. What a beautiful time to be alive.