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Events Center guests rise to their feet with cheers followed with some high-fives after watching the Chicago Bears defense make a good play during the first half of Super Bowl XLI. These guests watched the game on one of two projection screens more than 50 inches in width at the Events Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis Loza Gutierrez.)

Events Center guests rise to their feet with cheers followed with some high-fives after watching the Chicago Bears defense make a good play during the first half of Super Bowl XLI. These guests watched the game on one of two projection screens more than 50 inches in width at the Events Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis Loza Gutierrez.)

A cake with the Super Bowl XLI logo was provided as a treat for guests. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis Loza Gutierrez.)

A cake with the Super Bowl XLI logo was provided as a treat for guests. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis Loza Gutierrez.)

Balloons and sports memorabilia bearing the logos of the Chicago Bears and the Indianapolis Colts were used as decorations through out the Events Center during the Super Bowl party. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis Loza Gutierrez.)

Balloons and sports memorabilia bearing the logos of the Chicago Bears and the Indianapolis Colts were used as decorations through out the Events Center during the Super Bowl party. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis Loza Gutierrez.)

Master Sgt. Reginald Booker, a member of the 82nd Training Wing, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, displays his loyalty to the Chicago Bears during the Super Bowl party. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis Loza Gutierrez.)

Master Sgt. Reginald Booker, a member of the 82nd Training Wing, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, displays his loyalty to the Chicago Bears during the Super Bowl party. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis Loza Gutierrez.)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- The 17th Services Division hosted a Super Bowl party Feb. 4 at the Events Center.

More than 200 people visited the center Sunday; however, most were there to watch the 2006-2007 National Football Conference champions, the Chicago Bears, and the 2006-2007 American Football Conference champions, the Indianapolis Colts, battle it out on the gridiron for the right to be called Super Bowl XLI Champions. The Super Bowl is the National Football League's ultimate annual championship game and is usually the most-watched sporting event of the year.

The atmosphere at the center resembled a sports bar. Balloons and sports memorabilia bearing the logos of the two competing teams were used as decorations throughout the place. Every TV was turned to the game and one could hear the cheers and grunts of fans after almost every big play.

Guests were treated to both drink and meal specials. A cake with the Super Bowl XLI logo was also provided as a treat for guests. Guests were also invited to take part in a free, legal football game pool.

"Without a doubt, the party was a big success. Everyone looked like they had a great time, including the Bears fans," Kelly Kazura, Events Center manager commented.

At the end of the party, it was those cheering for Indianapolis that walked away with bragging rights for their team as the Colts defeated the Bears 29 to 17.