But the Scotsman with the passion for Glasgow Celtic soccer club did have a big say in the way that last Sunday’s extraordinary Super Bowl went into its final, nail biting minutes.
Tynes was three for three in the game with a field goal and two extra point kicks that topped up the pair of touchdowns scored by Tom Coughlin’s extraordinary New York Giants.
His final conversion ensured that the New England Patriots would need a field goal to tie and a touchdown to win. The Pats never got near enough for a kick and so had to go for the big throw.
Tom Brady chucked a couple but the Giants hung on for one of the most remarkable upset wins in NFL history.
Regardless of whether you were a New York or New England fan, or indeed a neutral, this was one heck of a game. It well and truly laid to rest memories of more than one blowout in years past that had people heading for the exits, or their kitchens, by half time.
Nobody was quitting on this one. And Mr. T’s boot wasn’t quitting either. The Celtic fan more than helped his team in putting paid to the dreams of the Patriots and their legions of fans who must now transfer their immediate sporting hopes to, you guessed it, the Celtics.