Despite Rivalry, Eagles and Patriots Fans Share an Airbnb for Super Bowl LII

February 03, 2018 10:57 PM

Football fans have their game faces on.

As Sunday's game approaches, the rivalry between Eagles and Patriots fans continues to grow. However, they aren't as divided as some may think.


"We have no problem with sharing with the losing team's fans," said Raymond Boyd Sr., a lifetime Eagles fan.

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Boyd traveled to Minnesota with his 11-year-old son, Raymond Boyd Jr., to take in the experience.

The two are renting a room at an Airbnb in St. Louis Park

On the other side of the wall, however, sleep Patriots fans James Danforth and Austin Anderson.

The brothers-in-law, who hail from the east, said they're not sleeping with one eye open.

They're feeling pretty confident as they head into Super Bowl LII.

"We've got Tom Brady," Anderson said. "Of course we're confident."

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Airbnb reported at least 14 percent of renters in the metro area are coming in from the east coast and are likely loyal to the Patriots.

Eagles fans who are renting for the weekend make up 29 percent of the Airbnb base.

"It definitely crossed my mind that this could be an interesting dynamic," Danforth said.

"My mom was like, 'Are you guys going to get in a fight?'" Raymond Boyd Jr. said.

No matter the outcome of the game, Raymond Boyd Jr. has a good handle on being a good sport.

"I play football," he said. "So at the end of games, whether we lose or win, we shake hands at the end."

"We'll see if he shakes hands when the Eagles lose," Anderson teased.

The biggest condition the Airbnb tenants have to adhere to: all parties must remain friendly and have a good time.



Katherine Johnson

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