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Houstonians Set to Watch the Big Game

This Sunday afternoon the Colts and Saints will battle it out in the biggest game of the year — the Super Bowl. Even though the Houston Texans aren’t playing, Houstonians everywhere will be glued to their sets. Bill Stamps has the story.


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Big Woodrow’s Bar and Grill “Sends the Saints to the Super Bowl…”

That kick two weeks ago will more than likely put thousands of dollars in the accounts of local businesses. That’s because Houston is full of Saints fans. It’s been that way even before Katrina.

On any given Sunday, you’ll find lots of them at Big Woodrow’s Bar and Grill on Chimney Rock.

“It would look like a black and gold Mardi Gras party. I mean we’ve got guys walking around with trumpets playing when they score, people wearing beads and feathers and jerseys I mean its crazy.”

Bill: “Playing trumpets?

“Yes, when the Saints Go Marching In. I mean its crazy on game day.”

(music: When the Saints Go Marching In).

Gunner Crew is the manager at Big Woodrow’s. Regular season Saints games are crazy at his bar, but for the Super Bowl, they’re really going all out.

“We’ve got a zydeko band LT and the Zydeko mob is going to playing from 2-5. We’ll have the kitchen open full crawfish ready to go and try to keep everybody happy until kick off.”

Down the street at Trey’s Sports Bar manager Beth Ridgway says thing got pretty wild the day of that NFC Championship game two weeks ago.

Big Woodrow’s Bar and Grill DTV football ad“Was that the overtime game? Yeah, it was pretty nuts. I believe it was pretty cold that day. We had the whole inside packed and everyone was standing up and throwing paper towls and cussing and yelling. It was fun.”

While Texas and Louisiana are border states you’d expect there to be more Saints fans in Houston. But UH Student Justin Ransom says he’ll be rooting for the other guys on Sunday…and he definitely won’t be at a sports bar.

“I’m not 21 yet, so I can’t even really enjoy it. I’m just going to be at the house, so I can get nice and loud.”

There’s a pretty good chance it’ll be loud anywhere the game is being played on Sunday. And you may even hear a trumpet or two.

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