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New York Giant legend David Tyree is hosting a viewing party with fans at Empire City, courtesy of JAG Sports Marketing. 'Big Game LI' features the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots battling it out to see who takes home the Lombardi Trophy.

The free festivities begin in the casino's Entertainment Lounge at 5:30 PM, where Tyree is going to mingle with fans (and autograph free mini footballs, given to the first 100 guests) and watch the game with fans until 6:30 PM.

Empire City Casino is bringing in a 10-foot-by-15-foot jumbo screen to get football fans as close to the action as possible. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis along with $5 beers and hot dogs.

Most fans know Tyree for his miraculous helmet grab on a third down and long on the final drive of the 2008 'Big Game', helping propel the Giants to their first championship win in 17 years and ruining New England's bid for a perfect season. During the viewing party, Tyree is also going to provide insight on what it was like playing the undefeated Patriots nine years ago.

"David Tyree is a big 'catch' for Empire City Casino," said Taryn Duffy, director of public affairs for the casino. "We encourage fans from all over the tri-state area to come watch the Falcons and the Patriots with a local football legend."

Media members wishing to interview Tyree are requested to RSVP.

Additional viewing and food options are available at Empire City, with Dan Rooney's Sports Pub offering a $35 buffet menu along with $5 bud and bud light drafts, over 40 high definition televisions (again, seating on a first-come, first-serve basis). Highlights of the buffet include football classics like wings, burgers, sliders and nachos and a special regional dish for each team.

As an added bonus, the first 5,000 Empire Club Members to check in at the main promotions booth will receive a free "Game Day Beanie Cap". Fans who are not Empire Club members can sign up for free in a matter of minutes.

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