Super Bowl XLV will be the 45th annual edition of the Super Bowl in American Football, and the 41st annual championship game of the modern-era National Football League (NFL). The game, to be played on February 6, 2011, will pit the AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers against the NFC champion Green Bay Packers to decide the NFL champion for the 2010 season. The game will be held at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Kickoff time is approximately 6:25pm EST. This will be the eighth appearance in the Super Bowl for the Steelers (who hold the record with 6 Super Bowl wins) and the fifth for the Packers (who hold the record with 12 overall NFL titles, including 3 Super Bowl wins and 9 league titles prior to the Super Bowl-era).
Ok, now the hard part – where to watch the big game, or in my case the commercials! Luckily, Breckenridge offers many, many places to watch the game (commercials) from. And more fortunate is that the game will begin about 4:25pm Mountain Standard time, so you can get a great day of skiing in beforehand!
Now, every bar in town will be offering a beer or drink special, and seating will be first come first served, so get off the slope and find your seat early. And of course, pregame fanfare will be broadcasting at least three hours before kick-off.
- Downstairs at Eric’s if you want to bring the family. The kids will not get bored with the huge arcade in the lobby. The prices are reasonable, the food is homemade and the portions are hearty. Eric’s is Steelers country – as the owner Eric is a fanatic – so be prepared in your green and gold.
- Napper Tandy’s is a spacious Irish Pub with no particular allegiance to either team. This is, after all, American Football! The Guinness will pour, and the crowd will gather not only in the pub, but also downstairs at the Salt Creek restaurant for delicious BBQ food. Napper Tandy’s also has a giant outdoor deck for those who want to grab a breath of fresh air.
- Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant, overlooking the Blue River, has been hosting the NFL football pool all year and is a likely stop for locals to gather. The giant gold margaritas will surely put everyone in the celebratory mood! No team allegiance here either so wear your team colors. Located right in the Der Steiermark Condos! Book a room in the Der Steiermark now!