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Pigskin, drinks, and a good time

Nakusp residents celebrate Super Bowl Sunday, Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers

Football fans came out of the woodwork to watch the Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos for the 50th Super Bowlgame on Feb.7.

The two main spots for viewing were the Nakusp Legion, and the Leland Hotel.

Things were a little quieter at the Legion. About a dozen people showed up to watch the game.

“A couple of the people that are Legion members approached me and asked if we would do the Super Bowl, and I said sure.” saidSteve Tays, president of the Legion.

Tays said turnout for the game was pretty good.

“It’s better than what we had for the Grey Cup,” he said. “I think more and more people are starting to see what we have in here,and are starting to come out. More people will show up later.”

Some preferred the quieter ambiance of the Legion.

“It’s a very calm, appreciating environment,” said Stephanie Driediger. “This is where I choose to be.”

Stepping into the Leland was a different story.

The sound of chatter filled the air as the bar was packed with people cheering on their favourite teams.

It got a little quiter when the commercials were on, but whenever Denver scored, there were big cheers.

“I think it’s a fun atmosphere on this day,” said Sharon Metlewsky, co-owner of the Leland. “It’s kind of fun just to be in a group,rather than at home. One big party.”

The Broncos defeated the Panthers with a score of 24-10.