Are you ready for some football?
Super Bowl LIII is this Sunday featuring perennial contenders and five-time champions New England Patriots taking on the up-and-coming Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
This is a rematch from 17 years ago. Back then, Tom Brady had just replaced an injured Drew Bledsoe at quarterback earlier that season while leading the Patriots to a 20-17 victory over the then St. Louis Rams a.k.a. the Greatest Show on Turf.
New England along with Brady and coach Bill Belichick are accustomed to the big stage, with this being their ninth time in the Super Bowl. For the Rams, 2002 is a distance memory.
As for events for that day, the Manteca Rotary is hosting its annual Super Bowl Omelet-Pancake at the MRPS Hall, 133 N. Grant St., from 7:30 a.m. to noon.
Cost is $10. Tickets are available at the door.
Other Super Bowl happenings that day include:
Shooters Wings & Things, 1464 W. Yosemite Ave., Manteca. Super Bowl will be on with happy hour prices offered for wings and beer from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Information: 209.825.8787.
Pete’s Restaurant & Brew House, 881 Lifestyle St., Manteca. Watch the game and enjoy a choice of craft beer along with regular menu consisting of pizza, hamburgers, and appetizers. Information: 209.825.4200 or log on to www.petesrandb.com.
Finley’s Bar & Grill, 10477 S. Airport Way, Manteca. Relax at a table or the bar and enjoy a nice meal along with drinks come game time. Information: 209.983.9493.
June Bugs, 117 Phoenix Ave., Modesto. Plenty of specials here, starting off with $10 for a pitcher of domestic beer and $15 for an import pitcher, $1 Jell-o shots, $3 well drinks, $4 tall well drinks, and free entry for a raffle after each quarter coupled with free food at halftime. Information: 209.577.9916.
Port City Sports Bar & Grill, 222 N. El Dorado St., Stockton. This downtown place has over 10 HDTVs along with a decent pour-your-own-beer selection, bar special, and all-you-can-eat brisket & chicken ($17). Information: 209.948.4005.
Fat City Brew & BBQ, 1740 Pacific Ave., Stockton. Six TV screens to go with a choice of meat plates and over 40 unique craft beers on tap. Information: 209.323.4920.
Finnigan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 6002 Pacific Ave., Stockton. Plenty of spirits and special menu items highlighting the two competing teams will be available for the big game. Information: 209.951.4782.
The Graduate Restaurant, 2207 Country Club Blvd., Stockton. This longtime establishment offers a full bar along with over 20 beers on tap and pizza, burger menu to go with 14 TVs inside “The Grad.” Information: 209.463.1669.