Patriots Fan To Watch Game From The South Pole

SOUTH POLE, ANTARCTICA (WBZ-AM) -- This Sunday, Cherisa Friedlander will be far away from all the Super Bowl LLII action as she is at the bottom of the Earth -- The South Pole.

Friedlander, an Attleboro native, is a Marine Scientist for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and is currently stationed at the Scott-Amundsen research station at the South Pole as a their Station Chief conducting atmospheric research.

She's also a Patriots fan.

"I'm definitely a Patriots fan, my younger brothers would kill me for saying anything other than Patriots," she said.

Friedlander tells WBZ NewsRadio1030 news editor Suzanne Sausville that connection at the research station is limited to 12-hours.

Cherisa Friedlander (Cherisa Friedlander/Facebook)

While she and her fellow researchers can't watch the game live on Sunday, they will be able to watch the game on delay Tuesday.

"We don't have television down here, so unfortunately we cannot watch it...but they are going to download it for us which is kind of a treat because we don't get to normally do that sort of thing. They will stream it for us on Tuesday. So, we'll be a couple days behind but we'll be able to have a party and watch it from here which is nice," Friedlander said.

"I'll have internet access so i'll be able to see on social media what the score is but, I'm going to try to avoid it but I think it's in-avoidable that [the score] it will come out," she said.

What's life like at the South Pole?

Although the conditions are winter-like, they are extremely different than in New England. 

The South Pole only gets one sunset and one sunrise a year. Currently they are experiencing 24-hours of daylight.  So it's 6 months of sunshine and in March will start 6 months of all darkness and the temperatures there can range from a chilly -34F to -54F with windchill.

Listen to the full interview below with WBZ NewsRadio1030's News Editor Suzanne Sausville

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