We knew the Super Bowl crowd was rooting for the Eagles based on their reactions prior to the start of the game. But any question about the pro-Birds sentiment among the 70,000 or so people crammed into U.S. Bank Stadium were quickly silenced midway through the first quarter.
After Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski knocked through a field goal to tie the game 3-3 (the first time the Patriots have scored during the first quarter in a Super Bowl in the Bill Belichick/Tom Brady era), fans went nuts when an Eagles-Rocky fight song aired on the stadium's Jumbotron.
Apparently, each team shares time on the Jumbotron. Following the Eagles-Rocky hype song, the Patriots aired a video featuring wide receiver Julian Edelman and the Dropkick Murphys didn't garner the same reaction.