Super Bowl Sunday is a day dedicated to football, and while the pros ready themselves in New Jersey a local group of long-time friends are playing it in a backyard field in Seekonk.
Bob "Moony" Lonschein, of Seekonk, talked to NBC 10 about the origin of the now traditional game "it all started because I wanted to bring friends together on Super Bowl and I figured the only way to do it is to play a football game beforehand."
And this game hit its 20th year this afternoon; they call it the Moony Bowl, and they take it very seriously.
This rivalry, shall we say, has been documented on video tape every year since the game's inception, another element that makes this whole thing so special.
According to Steve Parente, of Richmond, even the video has become a tradition; "the great thing is, when we show up early every year, we watch last year's video."
Seeing how they have changed over the years is also part of the fun, according to Bill Liberis, of West Kingston; "when we started, we all had hair. Now we all have a little bit less. Now we all have kids, some of us have grandkids so it's kind of cool to see us change and get older. We're having a blast."
Such a blast that friends fly in from as far away as Oklahoma just to be a part of the tradition, and of course playing the game is one thing, but once the Moony Bowl trophy has been raised, its back to a group of guys and their families enjoying the Super Bowl together.
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