Paul McEvoy and Richard Whelan are Irish dudes who are fans of American football and were in the Phoenix, AZ area when the Super Bowl was happening. Here's how Mr. Whelan explained the sneak in story on RTE Radio One Morning Ireland...
"Our game plan was to be super confident, we just thought if we pretend we belong there, nobody will question us."
"Between one layer of security and another we just walked in behind these 20 first aid workers, straight up to the front door and hid in behind them."
"Paul was looking at his phone, pretending to text me, as if we had just popped out to look at an email we got or something."
"We walked past another security guard that just wasn't paying attention."
"We could see the field then, the stadium and the atmosphere was insane."
"I remember looking at Paul's face, we just couldn't believe we got in."
One of the first things they did once they safely snuck in was hand over their hometown flag to the Patriots mascot. The man in the mask politely agreed to a photo op.
For the first half of the game, the duo just walked around the stadium and occasionally grabbed a seat when someone went up to go to the bathroom or grab a hotdog... Fortunately for them, though, they had better luck in the second half.
"We spoke to this guy and told him we had sneaked in. He told us the girls beside him were in the halftime show and so they wouldn't be coming back to their seats after halftime."
"So we ended up in the fourth row, sitting beside a former Super Bowl champion Lawyer Milloy who gave us a play-by-play of the game."
"It was pretty cool to have the Super Bowl champion sharing all the details."
Those seats they landed for free? They were worth a cool $25,000 each. Lucky guys.