NFL Fans Can Vote Online to Determine Which Family Will Win a Trip to Super Bowl XLIV
A family that supports the Green Bay Packers is among two semi-finalists in the search for the NFL's "most fanatical family." Fans now can visit www.NFL.com/callingallfamilies to watch videos of the semi-finalists and vote for the family they want to be named the NFL's "most fanatical family." The winning family will receive a five-day VIP trip to Super Bowl XLIV, which will be played Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, at Dolphin Stadium in South Florida.
The two remaining semi-finalists were voted in from eight semi-finalists that were selected from nearly 1,000 entries to the "Calling All Families" contest. Fans from all around the country submitted a photograph of their family on game day and an essay describing why they are the NFL's most fanatical family.
The two semi-finalists are:
• Sommer Anderson, a Green Bay Packers fan from Reno, Nev. Sommer and her family's loyalty to the Packers traces back to their 89-year-old Grandma Marcella, who was born in Green Bay and attended the high school where the very first Packers team played.
• Dru McCoy of The Barnes Family of Marion, Ind. The family is such die-hard Indianapolis Colts fans that they plan their get-togethers around game days. They also make a special point of trying to convert their brother-in-law, the lone Packers fan of the bunch.
A panel of judges composed selected the initial eight semi-finalists based on several criteria, including team spirit, enthusiasm for the game and demonstration of family gathering. Each semi-finalist and their family traveled to NFL Films to record a video bringing to life why they think they are the NFL's "most fanatical family."
The two remaining families received the most votes in an initial round of voting and now will go head-to-head from Dec. 16, 2009 to Jan. 3, 2010, with fans voting online to determine which family will be named the NFL's "most fanatical family" and win the Grand Prize -- a five-day/four-night trip for the winner and up to five guests to attend Super Bowl XLIV, including round-trip air transportation, hotel accommodations, suite tickets to Super Bowl XLIV, and tickets to the Super Bowl Saturday Night Party and NFL Tailgate Party.
Voting is open only to legal residents of any of the 50 United States and District of Columbia. Visit www.NFL.com/callingallfamilies to vote and for details.