Super Bowl Sunday tradition lives on

For the 11th consecutive year I hosted a Super Bowl shindig at my apartment.

Super Bowl Sunday is one of my favorite days of the year. It literally involves all of my favorite activities consisting of watching football, eating a multitude of tasty food items and spending time with friends and family. In my opinion, Super Bowl Sunday is an unofficial holiday in the United States.

This year my friends Roni Pewo (Belfair), Tim Winslow (Snohomish), Tyree Bell (Bothell) and DJ Jackson (Renton) converged on Puyallup, making the respective treks from their hometowns for the festivities. I provided a 20-piece bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken, two cases of pepsi and four bags of potato chips for this year’s Super Bowl Sunday extravaganza.

While none of the individuals in attendance were New England Patriots or Philadelphia Eagles fans, we watched every play with keen interest. The majority of attendees were rooting for the Eagles. It wasn’t because they were Eagles fans per say, it was more of a dislike for the Patriots. The Seattle Seahawks tragic defeat against the Patriots in the Super Bowl three years ago is something that will stick with us for the rest of our lives.

The Philadelphia Eagles pulled off the upset, registering a 41-33 in Super Bowl 52 on Feb. 4 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was one of the most entertaining Super Bowls I have ever watched. Eagles’ head coach Doug Pederson made a plethora of gusty play calls (fourth down conversions) that translated into a victory, denying the Patriots their sixth Super Bowl title.

It was one of the most memorable Super Bowls of all time and is something none of us will ever forget.

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