Locals have another option for experiencing Super Bowl drama.
Margaritaville is hosting the third annual Cayman Islands Flag Football Association Super Bowl Party this Sunday, Feb. 2, from 4:30 p.m. In a statement, the association said the celebration will fund various initiatives.
The statement reads, “Are you ready for Super Sunday? Please join the association as the Denver Broncos face the Seattle Seahawks. There will be free Bud Light beer for the first 50 patrons, 2-for-1 wings and nachos special, $12 Coors bucket beer and multiple large screen TVs. You can enter to win an official Super Bowl helmet, jersey and additional Bud Light prizes. There will be $5 raffle tickets with all proceeds going towards the association.”
Super Bowl XLVIII takes place on Sunday in East Rutherford, New Jersey at Metlife Stadium, marking the first Super Bowl to take place outdoors at a cold weather site. It’s a historic clash, marking the first Super Bowl since 1991 pitting the league’s highest-scoring team in the regular season – Peyton Manning’s Broncos – against the team that was scored on the least – Russell Wilson’s Seahawks. It’s also only the second time in the last 20 Super Bowls that the No. 1 seed in each conference reached the championship game.
Many local pigskin enthusiasts figure to be watching the festivities. Among them is association president Maggie Ebanks, who spoke about her allegiance to Seattle.
“My favorite team is the Seahawks,” Ebanks said. “I never really followed the NFL much before, I preferred college football in the past. I started following the Seahawks the year before Russell Wilson got drafted. After hearing how much Wilson was criticized during the draft because of being one inch under the standard quarterback height, it was great to see how well he did. Who do I think will win the Super Bowl? Of course I’m going to say the Seahawks, because that’s my team. But Peyton is Peyton and I don’t think it’s going to be easy.
“I think Peyton is hungry for that second ring. He’s super talented and he has the personnel on his team that he needs. They have had a great year and seem to get better each game. It may happen and if it does, I would be happen for him, but I’m still going for my Seahawks. I think weather and outdoor conditions play a bigger role that we think. Weather itself can be unpredictable, but I think it could have a major factor if drastic conditions exist.
“I think it’s nothing but coincidence that Peyton’s playing on the home field of his brother, Eli. I’m sure his brother will be there rooting for him, though secretly wishing he was on the field as well.”
The association has a pair of competitions coming up. The Burger King Coed League is tentatively set to start Feb. 14 and The Security Center Ltd. 2014 Youth Flag Football League sees registration this Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Camana Bay Sports Field from 11 a.m. Those tournaments come after the national men’s team reached the quarterfinals of the 9-man bracket at the 43rd annual U.S. Flag and Touch League National Flag Football Championships in Kissimmee, Florida this month.