Watching the game where the crowds weren't

Melanie Minyon, hostess extraordinaire at Streetcar Charlie's (and featured performer at Blur in Dunedin), likes the "atmosphere" of football:



Niko is all about the uniforms:



Steve took a hookah break to register his vote on Jennifer vs. Faith:



Caleb and DeWayne and friend — or rather, "Caleb" and "DeWayne" and "friend" — got into the Super Bowl spirit(s) outside Spurs Country Bar:


Brian Ries recommended some sports-bar alternatives where the crowds wouldn't be on Game Day, and he was right about the attendance. At the start of a Super Bowl that would turn out to be one of the best ever, Ybor City (hung over from the night before, perhaps) was very quiet. But if nothing much was happening yet in the bars themselves, the denizens of the bars were happy to talk to Creative Loafing's camera.

Alton Isings of L'Olivier's Restaurant (and Miami Modern) asks a key question:

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