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Super Bowl, February 1, 2009

Sunday, February 1, was the date for Super Bowl XLIII, and THE place to be was the Lol Ha Beach Bar, which was jam packed with fans, tourists, and on-lookers.  Charlene had her betting pool boards made up, and Laura had piles of the Super Bowl / Akumal's 50th Anniversary T-shirts ready for sale.  There were TVs all around the Beach Bar, and the kitchen was pumping out the spare ribs as fast as they could; they eventually ran out of the ribs.

The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals were really up for this game, and while the opening minutes had all the earmarks of a Steeler blow-out, it turned out to be a very exciting game that was decided in the last minute, as the Cardinals made one of the Super Bowl's great comebacks, only to be on the short end of the stick.  The ending was very similar and reminiscent of Super Bowl XLII between the Patriots and Giants.

A good time was had by all, and Bud Blatner prevailed in the end.


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Judy & Tom Baxter were some of the earlier arrivals and got the better seats on the 50-yard line.

Katy & Jim Farrell had good seats too, but Jim seems to have missed the point that this is football.

Dan & Dave, who usually come later in the month, are just happy to have gotten such good seats at Akumal's Supper Bowl Party.

Alice, hiding behind the Raybans, & Bud Blater have very select seats on the Pittsburgh side of the field.

Larry & Karen Kantor are up close and personal to the field, as Karen enjoys those famous Lol Ha ribs.

Diane Mahan has her red pullover on, indicating that she is a Cardinal fan for this game.

Debbie Tilsworth, who is down from Fairbanks, Alaska for the game, is taking copious notes.

Tom & Barbara Miller are just enjoying their last few days in Akumal before heading back to Boulder.

Bud is trying to get Tim Tilsworth to bet on the Cardinals, but the spread he is offering does not suit Tim.

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