It’s a perfect day for Superbowl Sunday on the Outer Banks. The weather is downright miserable—winds howling from the northeast at 30 mph with higher gusts, it’s spitting rain, the air temperature says 45 but the reality feels much different.

It’s a great day to be with friends and family and be a part of one of the best traditions of modern America. Maybe it’s at home, a friends house or at local tavern watching on the big screen, but Superbowl Sunday has taken on a life of its own and it’s something that everyone seems to enjoy.

In the past we have been carefully neutral concerning the outcome of the game. But c’mon—this is the Outer Banks of North Carolina and the Carolina Panthers are about to devour the ponies from the Mountain Time Zone.

In fairness, there are certainly fans of that other team hoping they’ll gallop roughshod over our Panthers. We don’t think that will happen, but we’ll probably know by about 9:30 this evening.

In the meantime, sit back, relax, get the nachos and dip ready, have a cold soda or beer and remember—Go Panthers!