Businesses, sports fans gear up for Super BowlPublished 6:55pm Friday, February 1, 2013
By Gabrielle Pack, intern
Several residents and local business owners in Troy are breaking out their Super Bowl traditions and weekend specials as the NFL holiday approaches.
The NFL will hold the XLVII Super Bowl on Sunday at 5:30 in New Orleans between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers.
Some residents will watch the Super Bowl with live entertainment full of music, hot wings and beverages while others will be spending quality time with their families and friends as they predict who will be the Super Bowl champs.
“We always have a cookout with the whole family and just relax,” said Tijuanna Jackson, of Troy. “My children are actually the ones that enjoy the game the most.”
James Matthews also lives in Troy and said he will be watching the game at Trojan Zone so he can kick back and hear some good music. “I usually drive up to Montgomery and watch the game with my uncle, but I decided to stay in Troy this year,” Matthews said.
Among the local businesses, Momma Goldberg’s will have two different specials running Super Bowl Sunday. The participants who have already signed up with their phone numbers, or were already in the company’s archives will be sent a mass text message for a buy one, get one free catering tray priced at $49.95 that includes 10 sandwiches per tray..
Also, if customers come into the restaurant Sunday night to watch the game they will receive free nachos with a purchase of a sandwich and large drink.
“In order to receive the one free catering tray, customers must receive the mass text message from me,” said Jack Messenger, owner of Momma Goldberg’s. “ If customers would like to sign up to receive the text message, they can do so in the restaurant until Sunday.”
Sarah Booth, employee of Pete’s Package Store said their Super Bowl special is a six-pack of Shiner Bock beer on sale for $2.99 until Saturday. Booth said she also finds college football more exciting, but she will be watching the Super Bowl as normal.
The Super Bowl Kickoff Show begins at 5 p.m. on CBS.