Super Bowl XLIX: where to watch, who to root for

Story and photos by Sgt. 1st Class Alexander A. Burnett
21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

On Sunday, the National Football League 2014 season will culminate in the epic battle between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. Televisions across the globe will tune in, and people will stay up to all hours of the night to enjoy this American treasure live. For those stationed in the KMC, only two questions come to mind: Who to root for? Where to watch the game? Service members and family members across the KMC have several options available to them when selecting a site to watch Super Bowl XLIX, scheduled to air at 12:35 a.m. Monday.

The Kazabra Club
Located close to Vogelweh Housing, this option offers a close drive or cheap taxi ride for Super Bowl spectators. Doors open at 9 p.m. Sunday and all present can enjoy the final round of Battle of the DJs at 10 p.m. Cost of entry is $15 at the door. For information, call 0631-536-7261.

J.R. Rockers
Airmen and Soldiers can enjoy the Super Bowl at the Ramstein Enlisted Club. Doors open at
10 p.m. Sunday, and there will be games with
cash prizes. For more information, call 06371-405-5475.

At home, anywhere in the KMC
With an Armed Forces Network decoder and a TV, anyone can watch this year’s Super Bowl from the comfort of their own home.

When asked who will win the Super Bowl this year, several Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command chimed in with their opinions.

“I definitely think the Seattle Seahawks are going to win,” said Spc. Mason F. Liddile, 21st TSC Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 21st Special Troops Battalion armorer. “They have better defense and an overall better team. I promise my opinion has nothing to do with the recent ‘Deflategate’ debate.”

Meanwhile, a noncommissioned officer from the 21st STB property book office offered a different opinion.

“I am rooting for the Patriots, and they will win,” said Sgt. Lee C. Harris, 21st STB property book NCO. “They have Tom Brady, and that’s all they need.”

Regardless of where service members watch the game or who they root for, safety should be considered at all times and everyone should have a plan to return home safely after the game ends.

Man on the Street

We asked: What are your Super Bowl plans?

Spc. Michael B. Erickson,
21st TSC, Headquarters,
Headquarters Company, 
21st STB mechanic
“As a Broncos fan, I just don’t want the Patriots to win. I will probably watch the game at the Kazabra Club on Vogelweh Military Complex.”Sgt. Lee C. Harris,
21st TSC, 21st STB, 
property book NCO
“I am going to invite over some friends, cook up some ribs and baked beans, and order some chicken wings. We will enjoy the game from the comfort of my house. I am a big Tom Brady fan, and that’s why I am rooting for the Pats.”Capt. Korey G. Lewis,
21st TSC, 7th CSC, 
793rd MCT commander
“I like the Seahawks as a team, and I always root for a National Football Conference team if I can. I will be on temporary duty at Fort Knox, Kentucky, so I will have to find a place to watch the game.”Air Force Senior Master 
Sgt. Randy Novobilski,
Det. 319 detachment chief
“I will be watching the game in sunny Satellite Beach, Florida. As a New York Giants fan, rooting for the Patriots keeps my loyalties on the East Coast.”Sgt. Joshua Overton,
21st TSC mail room NCOIC
“I am rooting for the Seahawks just to spite the Patriots. As a Colts fan, I have to root against the Pats. I will probably go to Chuck’s Diner to watch the game since they broadcast it with commercials and always have good food specials.”Sgt. Eric J. Song,
21st TSC, 773rd CST, 
survey team member
“I am from Seattle, and I have been a Seahawks fan since 1995. I will be on an exercise in Baumholder during the game, but we are hoping to use Wi-Fi and a buddy’s NFL pass to watch the game up there.”