Super Bowl party hosted at King Center
Published 11:29 am Wednesday, February 8, 2017
A host of football team jerseys, paraphernalia, football and non-football fans, women and children were spotted on Super Bowl Sunday at the 4th Annual Super Bowl Party in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center.
Although there was a wide selection of jerseys worn by those in attendance, there was not one — not one — of either the Atlanta Falcons or the New England Patriots. A polling and observation of those present revealed that their choice of a game winner favored the Falcons.
So, with this, what was present to watch the game was a group of football armchair coaches/quarterbacks and team advisors that remarked strongly that their team would have been playing in the big game, IF … and please don’t leave out BUT … .Those team representatives further added that next year their team would be present.
Also, present for the big game at the King Center were tables of various finger-licking foods and desserts that the participants enjoyed during the course of the game.
Surprisingly, at the close of the day, when the final horn sounded to end the overtime and the Patriots great historical comeback win, there were only a handful of true football fans on their feet to watch the game-winning touchdown made by running back James White.
Lastly, all departed the King Center, shocked, disappointed and some had the thoughts that the game had been rigged. However, the final remark was, “There is always next year.”
This annual activity was sponsored by the United Christian Community Church and the Franklin Department of Parks & Recreation.