Remzi Gokmen, Mark Hermann, and Tonea Songer

Paul Wellman

Remzi Gokmen, Mark Hermann, and Tonea Songer

Fantasy Footballers

KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE While avid football fans may not be as prevalent as surfers or winos in S.B., NFL diehards do exist. Three of them — Tonea Songer, Mark Hermann, and Remzi Gokmen — can be found in The Santa Barbara Independent’s sales offices. Although Songer, a New Orleans Saints fan, was born into a family of football enthusiasts, she recalled, “Watching football for me was an acquired taste. Kind of like wine,” but she plans to head to Hollister Brewing Company to watch weekly games. Hermann, a devoted San Francisco 49ers fan, prefers to watch the fate of his team — regardless of how tragic — at home, “uninterrupted.” Ohio native and Cleveland Browns fan, Gokmen loves following the sport because as the days get shorter, win or lose, “at least you have football.”

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