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Super Bowl Plans

DANIELLE VOLLONOSpecial to the Southern News

For some people it’s just another day of the week, but for others, Super Bowl Sunday is much more than that. In fact, “it is the best day of the year,” according to Jill Waldron, a 22–year-old nursing major and lifelong Minnesota Vikings fan.

Whether watching football is a part of your weekly schedule, many people are interested in watching the final game of the season.

“It really has become a holiday for Americans. In terms of what everyone in America celebrates, its July 4, Thanksgiving, New Years and the Super Bowl,” said Waldron.

Although it would be preferable to have your favorite team play, according to Waldron, the championship game is a thrill to watch regardless.

“If you love football then you’ll enjoy watching the game no matter what teams are playing,” said Waldron.

Aside from the game itself, many people watch the Super Bowl solely for the commercials in between plays.

“Some of the commercials during the Super Bowl are absolutely hysterical. There’s always at least one that has me cracking up,” said Waldron. “Even if your team is playing poorly, it’s hard not to smile at the commercials.”

Stanley Pierre-Charles, a 20-year-old business management major, said he thinks the New York Giants and New England Patriots matchup this year is going to be a great one.

“They played an amazing Super Bowl game back in 2008 that took a catch on the helmet from Giants former wide receiver David Tyree to set up the game winning touchdown,” said Pierre-Charles. “I am excited to see what happens this year.”

Pierre-Charles said the Patriots had a great regular season and seem to be just as hot going into the big game as the Giants.

“These are two great teams that will fight hard for the championship, and I can’t wait to watch the game,” said Pierre-Charles.

For several people, Super Bowl Sunday is an event that takes a great deal of preparation.

Stephen Cappello, a 22-year-old applied mathematics major, said his family and friends plan out their Super Bowl Sunday weeks in advance.

“Prepping for a Super Bowl party is a lot of hard work but it is worth it in the end. I do most of the cooking then I invite all of my friends over and leave them in charge of everything else,” said Cappello.

The Super Bowl is not something where you just run to the store and grab a bag of chips, according to Cappello.

“I cook a mean chili, have some big London broils and make this awesome buffalo chili dip. It takes hours of preparation,” said Cappello.

Once all of the hard labor in the kitchen is complete, Cappello said he and his friends relax and anticipate what is typically considered a great football game.

“We watch the game, and eat, drink and be merry. There’s nothing better than good food, beer and football,” said Cappello.

In Cappello’s mind, Super Bowl Sunday is a day when people of all ages can come together and enjoy their passion for football.

“It gives people something to talk about. I can run into a person and one minute we are complete strangers and the next we are in an in-depth conversation about who the better team was in the Super Bowl. It’s a great way to meet new people,” said Cappello.

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