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February 7, 2010

Party time

Superbowl parties become yearly tradition

DUNCAN — Hundreds of millions of people watch it every year. Whether it be at a sports bar watch party or with a group of friends at home, nearly every person in the United States, and possibly worldwide, is exposed to this yearly sporting spectacle that is the Super Bowl.

The game itself is a major feat of accomplishment between two teams that have literally gone to battle in a grueling 18 week season against an extensive 32 team field. It only further emphasizes why people make this particular sporting event more of a celebration and a holiday than just any other game.

Nationwide, it’s almost impossible to calculate the number of get-togethers that will occur. Restaurants with televisions and big screens will almost certainly be full of people sharing the same passion for the game, and at sports bars and grills, it will be almost impossible to find a seat come game time.

In Duncan, Heroes Sports Grill hosts this annual event every year to a packed house. Director of Heroes, Marty Fox, said that people begin piling into the sports bar at around 4:30 to get the good seats in front of the biggest televisions and by the best speakers.

“These front rows here fill up fast,” Fox said. “They try and get her to get the best seats... but you can see a TV from almost anywhere in the place.”

In fact, Fox said even on a normal Sunday game night it’s hard to find a seat.

“We were really busy when the Vikings played the Saints,” Fox said. “We had a big group of Vikings fans with their jerseys on over there and a big group of Saints fans in jerseys across the room.

“It was pretty fun and really busy until the Vikings lost of course.”

Fox said that the games usually bring good business to the sports bar even on a normal Sunday, but that the Super Bowl brings more than usual. He said he doesn’t mind the extra work though, as it not only allows him to have fun with the crowd, but he gets to meet new people as well and hopefully bring them back as new customers in the future.

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