It is nearly time for one of America’s biggest secular holidays – the Super Bowl. And while KMC citizens can’t join their fellow Americans in watching some of the finest commercials millions of dollars can buy, they can be part of the fun at various locations in our area.
So whether you’ll be watching at home or heading to one of the clubs to get your football fill, here’s all the information you’ll need – and a bit more.
• According to AFN Europe’s Web site, the Super Bowl XLI pre-game show will air on AFN Sports at 5 p.m. Sunday. The Chicago Bears and the Indianapolis Colts will officially kick off at 12:25 a.m. Monday. Please check with your commander or supervisor to see if late reporting applies to you.
• German television, Sportschau Live on ARD (das Erste): 11:40 p.m. Sunday to 4:30 a.m. Monday, Super Bowl coverage.
Local watch parties
• The U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Kazabra Club on Vogelweh hosts the BOSS 2nd annual Super Bowl Party Sunday. Doors open at 9 p.m. There is a $5 cover charge. Food, bull riding and sumo wrestling contests will be available. For details, call 489-7261.
• The Ramstein Enlisted Club is hosting a Super Bowl Party Sunday. Complimentary buffet begins at 10 p.m. There will be a free hot dog toss every time your team scores. For details, call 480-5421.
• The Landstuhl Combined Club will host a Super Bowl viewing party from 8 p.m. until game’s end. There will be big screen televisions and assorted free food.
• The U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Oasis Lounge on Kleber Kaserne is offering a Super Bowl Party 5 p.m. Sunday to 4 a.m. Monday. Open to ages 18 and older. There will be a snack food buffet at midnight. For details, call 483-7118.
• The Sembach Combined Club is hosting a Super Bowl Party 8 p.m. Sunday at the Keller Bar. There will be prizes, food and beverage specials. A designated driver program will be available for all patrons. Call 496-6625 for more information.
Super Bowl fun facts
• This is the Bears’ first trip to the big game since they thrashed the New England Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX in January 1986. The Colts haven’t been in since Super Bowl V, when they defeated Dallas 16-13.
• According to about.com, a 30-second commercial this year costs advertisers $2.6 million.
• The name “Super Bowl” was not used officially until the 3rd championship game in January 1969.
• More food is consumed on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year, other than Thanksgiving.