Super Bowl 50 in the Virgin Island

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/ 1-16940-1B


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Yes,  Super Bowl 50  was a big event in the U.S.Virgin Islands just like everywhere else in the United States and Super Bowl 50 was no exception. We gathered in sports bars and homes throughout the territory with friends to watch and cheer for our favorite team. We may also have a high  interest in cricket and soccer, but don't hold that against us. 

Although I am not a huge football fan, I do love to watch the Super Bowl. Super Bowl 50 was a hard fought game. Despite Cam Newton and the  Carolina Panther's efforts, Cam just never seemed to hit his stride.  Either it seemed he was not given the protection he needed to effectively pass the ball or his receivers had trouble hanging on to the passes.  Payton Manning  and the Denver Bronco's experience in high pressure game paid off with a victory at 24 to 10.  Some thirteen years Cam's elder, the question is will Payton Manning retire? Super Bowl 50 certainly would be a classy way to end a spectacular career. 

I love the  commercials and my favorite was "Super Bowl Babies" although the concept is a little weird.  The socially concious ads, like Colgate's were great.  "T Mobil Droped the Ball", what can I say, Go Steve Harvey,  the only place you can make a huge mistake on international TV and it will propel you to one of the most expensive advertising spots ever. What was your favorite?

And then there was the half time show at Super Bowl 50. Spectacular as always featuring  Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars. Even if you hated football , this show made you wish you were there.

So you may be thinking, what does this have to do with real estate?

I guess I wanted to point out the obvious, you can enjoy football in the U,S.Virgin islands as well as anywhere. Or better yet, you can add football to sandy beaches, blue water and a laid back lifestyle.

Why not make the U.S. Virgin Islands your home?





Comments (10)

Potranco Realty
Potranco Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Potranco Realty"

Tanya, I'm also not a big football fan but I have to watch the Super Bowl and of course our UT Longhorns University of Austin Texas. Many of our AR members are very happy today the Broncos won, but several of our AR members are not so happy. Glad you had an exciting time in the Virgin Islands where I wish I was right now....

Feb 07, 2016 08:27 PM
Carolyn Crispin
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes - Branson, MO
Crispin Team Sells Branson Homes Land & Commercial

Was actually rooting for the Broncos, actually for Peyton Manning. The Mannings are the "First family of New Orleans" and are classy. What a way for Peyton to finish a storied career, matching his brother for Super Bowl wins.

Feb 07, 2016 09:00 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

I was glad that Denver won, that was for Peyton, even though he didn't play very well, time for him to retire. Also time for Cam to grow up and take the heat when he played poorly.

Feb 08, 2016 06:49 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Tanya...I happen to love football. Even if the Broncos weren't in the game, I would have watched. I watch as many football games as time allows during the season. I really do enjoy the sport. I'm glad the Virgin Islands also gets a bit into the excitement and you got to see the big game. 

Feb 23, 2016 12:41 PM
Marzena Melby
Coldwell Banker Burnet Realty - Richfield, MN
Realtor, Twin Cities Minnesota Real Estate

I'm glad you enjoyed the event, Tanya. It's amazing how many millions of people gather to watch the game, the commercials, the half-time show every year. It trully is a fun event for all of us!

Feb 25, 2016 04:30 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848

Tanya, thank you for your perspective from the US Virgin Islands. We celebrate the Super Bowl and it seems it doesn't matter whether you're a football fan or not, almost everyone is watching. Now that's some good marketing!

Feb 25, 2016 10:07 PM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Hi Tanya,

Thanks for sharing.  I think the best way to watch any football game is in 80 degree weather on the beach!

Mar 07, 2016 04:09 AM
Tanya Van Blake-Coleman
Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/ - St Thomas, VI
Improving the Quality of Your Life

Thank you Bob, Carolyn, Joe and Debbie for stopping by! Did not matter to me who won glad someone got some enjoyment out of it!

Thank you Marzena, and Carla! Yes it is a great marketing opportunity! (If you can afford it!) I think the commercials are the only thing I enjoy other than the company.

Wayne and Jean I agree! The beach can make a lot of things more enjoyable!

Mar 08, 2016 03:31 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Tanya, it was a BIG DEAL around Denver too, and glad you were watching this great game!   

Mar 30, 2016 12:04 AM
Cheryl Dukes . . . . . Intown Atlanta
Guaranteed Offer for your Home - eXp realty - Atlanta, GA

Nice write-up about the Super Bowl, Tanya, and good to know it is popular in the Virgin Islands. Big surprise to me that Carolina lost -- I guess they just weren't ready for prime time.

Apr 04, 2016 12:29 PM