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30 January 2014

Roger Espinoza excited to cheer on the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl.

A smile beamed across Roger Espinoza’s face at the thought of watching the Denver Broncos in Sunday’s Super Bowl.

It’s been 16 years since an 11-year-old Espinoza moved to Denver, Colorado, witnessing the Broncos win the Super Bowl in 1998 and immediately adopting them as his team.

Explaining the situation the now 27-year-old said:

“Denver was the city I grew up in after moving in 1998, so what a better time for me to be speaking about the Broncos than ahead of the Super Bowl on Sunday.

“When I moved there in 1998 the Broncos won the Super Bowl so it came natural to me to support them right away.

“Everyone in Colorado and in many places across the country will be cheering for them on Sunday, including me.

“It will be Sunday night here, I’ll be relaxing on my sofa watching the game and cheering on the Broncos and I hope the Wigan Athletic supporters will be backing the Broncos too.”

Likening the occasion of the Super Bowl to that of the FA Cup final, Espinoza said it’s been great to see coverage leading up to Sunday’s game.

“The Super Bowl is the biggest thing back in the US, I would compare it to what the FA Cup is like here in England.

“The whole country will be watching and it’s getting lots of worldwide attention too, I’ve seen a lot of coverage on English TV building up to it and I’m really excited.

“It’s a great time of the year because everybody gets really hyped up, there are all of the commercials, the shows and the half time show that surround the game too, it’s just a great event.

“For me it’s going to be an amazing game no matter what just because the Broncos are in it.”

The Honduras international continued:

“It’s great to see people in England embracing American Football and I actually want to go to one of the games at Wembley, I’ve seen them on TV but it would be great to go to watch live.

“It’s tough for American Football to grow here in England, but there’s a lot of talk about the Super Bowl right now, so I guess it is on the rise.”

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