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By Sgt. Jim Wilt, USA
Special to American Forces Press Service
As millions of Americans gathered around their televisions to watch Super Bowl XLII last night, servicemembers here rolled out of beds, cots or sleeping bags to watch the big game in the early morning hours.
The New York Giants and New England Patriots each had plenty of rooters here, but one soldier assigned to Combined Joint Task Force 82 took special pride in the Giantsâ€™ stunning 17-14 upset of the previously unbeaten Patriots.
Before he joined the Army, Lt. Col. Nate Rivers, CJTF 82â€™s logistics maintenance chief, played in the National Football League in a career that included two years with the Giants.