February 5, 2006
The Super Bowl is known as much for food and friends as the football game on the field. Many gathered at Wild Wing Cafe making a good scenario for both business and patron.
Cheers and beer. That was the order for fans taking in Super Bowl XL at Wild WIng Cafe. There were those with a vested interest and those just along for the ride.
"I'm here for the beer and the fun atmosphere," said Susan Motley.
"It's an event. It's good to get out of the house and do something fun. It's a good excuse to get out and drink," said Brian Thoms.
"It's a great atmosphere to come out to, lots of people, lots of good food, a great atmosphere," said Jodi Clugston.
People packed every inch of this sportsbar, glued to televisions, soaking up the atmosphere. An atmosphere that General Manager Justin Butler believes makes this place tick.
"It's a great place to watch the game. It's real fun. Our crowd is real fun to watch the game with. We have a lot of good specials," Butler said.
For one customer, this Super Bowl was different than in years past.
"This is my first Super Bowl in the United States in like five years," said Mike Raffel.
Raffel is in the military and has been stationed abroad for the past five years. While he was excited for the game, he was just as pumped to see the commercials.
"Being overseas, we don't get to see commercials like here. It is all PSA's and stuff like that," he said.
While odds makers and analysts break down every facet of the game, Susan Motley knows her theory to pick a winner.
"I like anything that has sea in the title. I like animals and the guys are better looking," she said.