The SUPER BOWL is nearly upon us once again. -FUPPETS- avidly supports the beauty and mayhem of professional football, and this year the Championship Game is poised to be one for the ages. One of the most decorated and praised teams ever, the Pittsburgh Steelers, are facing off against the perennial loser team of the NFL, The Arizona Cardinals.
For many people, the Super Bowl is a day to feast and party, to hang with friends watching the big game. For many others the Super Bowl is an occasion to witness spectacle at it's most hyped, to watch the commercials and to discuss the halftime show. For US soldiers/seamen/airmen stationed overseas however, the Super Bowl is a special time.
Many bases work on skeleton crews to allow as many soldiers to watch the game as possible. There are satellite feeds and impromptu celebrations throughout all military bases worldwide. This year, in Iraq, the soldiers have been promised two beers each to enjoy with the Super Bowl, and they are righteously looking forward to them!.
ESPN has filed a great story about this, and about the men and women serving overseas.
TWO BEERS IN THE DESERT: On Super Bowl Sunday, American Military Personnel Stationed in Iraq Will Enjoy A Couple Of Historic Cold Ones. - ( Wright Thompson - ESPN )