The Super Bowl might be a one-time event for most people because of the cost involved in getting there. Attendees have to pay for transportation, lodging, meals and the high price of the ticket. All of those things add up. One man said he spent all his wedding and honeymoon money just to attend the event.

Group of friends

A group of five friends starting going to the championship games together back in 1967 when it was called the AFL-NFL World Championship Game and was held at the Los Angeles Coliseum. The five friends enjoyed themselves so much that they decided to go the next year and now for four of them, Super Bowl LII was their 52nd competition game.

They are all veterans and named themselves "The Super Bowl Five.” The group was made up of Sylvan Schefler, Lew Rappaport, Al Schragis, Larry McDonald, and Harvey Rothenberg, who range in age from late-70s to mid-80s. Unfortunately, the day before the big game, Al Schragis, the leader of the group, died of pneumonia in his home in Florida. He is the one who designed the matching blazers and rings the friends wear to each of the games. The four remaining friends attended the event on Sunday and promised each other they would continue the tradition as long as they are able.

When the men first attended over five decades ago, the cost was nothing compared to what it is today. All of the military veterans live on the East Coast, but they say skipping the game is out of the question.

They showed up in their matching jackets, pants, shirts, ties, and custom rings. The four remaining friends said Schragis would have wanted them to attend. Next year's Super Bowl will be played on Sunday, February 3, 2019, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, the home state of one of the friends. Perhaps he will host his three friends.

About Super Bowl LII

Super Bowl LII is over, but people are still talking about the game between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles. By now, people know that the Philadelphia Eagles won their first Super Bowl.

People are also talking about Justin Timberlake's Pepsi Halftime show. Before the game began Pink, whose real name is Alecia Beth Moore, sang the National Anthem.

Just before she began, she took a throat lozenge out of her mouth that people thought was gum and complained about it. The 38-year-old singer had been battling the flu days before her performance. At one time, she thought she would have to cancel the assignment. However, she pushed through and sang anyway.