Paul McEvoy and Richard Whelan failed when asking for tickets into the Super Bowl on NFL Network, so they did the next best thing. They snuck in.

"Our game plan was to be super confident," Whelan told RTE Radio One Morning Ireland, via The Independent. "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."

They ended up sitting next to former Patriots and Seahawks safety Lawyer Milloy, who gave them a play-by-play of the action.