Sports fans are prone to wild exaggeration. It only takes the emergence of a fresh-faced 19-year-old with the ability to kick a ball accurately over 30 yards for millions of otherwise sane people to declare a new deity.
The Superbowl may be one of the world’s leading sporting events, but it is the Hyperbole that unites most sports fans.
Even taking this into account, a new sculpture in Shannon Airport is quite something. Commemorating a rugby game between Ireland and England, the plaque which accompanies the 20-foot statue proclaims the event to have been “the day that changed Ireland”.