ROCKFORD - Stateline bars are packed
Monday night to help usher in the New Year, and there are handfuls that will be
popping tomorrow cheering on the NIU Huskies as they take on the FSU Seminoles
at the Orange Bowl in
Boomer's Bar in
"This is great; they're in the Orange Bowl! I mean this is a small school that's playing in the Orange Bowl," said Perry Dalip, co-owner of Boomer's.
It didn't take much
for Dalip to latch onto the idea of a watch-party. He says he himself is an
"There's a lot here and they keep coming out of the woodwork," said Dalip.
Dalip says the bar will have "Huskie Shot" specials as well as beer specials galore. He even comments that if the Huskies bring home a win on Tuesday, they'll be breaking out the karaoke machine to celebrate.
"From a few years ago to what they've done now is incredible," said Dalip.
"You know they just keep surprising everybody and it's a wonderful feat. Everybody should take a look and be happy with what they've achieved."