By Henk Friezer
The city of South Pasadena, like thousands of communities all over the world, was fixated on the hyped up football game known as Super Bowl LII. Around town numerous fans hosted parties to commemorate the clash of NFL titans, the underdog Philadelphia Eagles and favored perennial title holder New England Patriots.
Retired local hair salon owner Marcel Kohler and his son Jason, a former SPHS gridiron player, hosted their annual Super Bowl party at his Marengo street home. The Kohlers invited about 45 local friends and relatives to watch the game with them. Large screen TVs were placed strategically in various rooms inside and outside, and a large array of gourmet catered food items were available to feed appetites throughout the game.
The gathering also saw a reunion of sorts as members of of SPHS championship football teams from 1994 and 95 got together to watch the matchup.
Those in attendance who saw the the game witnessed one of the greatest football contests of all time as the Eagles upended the Patriots 41-23. For others including the many kids present the commercials and food were the highlight of the day. One commercial even featured Mission street in South Pasadena.