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Super Sundays

September 10, 1998|TRACY JOHNSON

Just because L.A. doesn't have an NFL team doesn't mean you can't have one. Where football fans can watch their favorite teams in action:

The San Francisco Saloon is where 49er fans head when they need a satellite dish to enable them to watch their favorite team. The faithful bring in their helmets, sweatshirts and their big boom voices on Niner night. 11501 Pico Blvd., West Los Angeles. (310) 478-0152. All ages. No cover. Full menu.

National Sports Bar & Grill's Torrance location is where you'll find Detroit Lions fans cheering for Johnnie Morton, a home-grown receiver who got his start at South Torrance High School and played for USC. 3210 W. Sepulveda Blvd., Torrance. (310) 534-5700. 21 and over in the bar; all ages in the restaurant. No cover. Full menu.

The Bull Pen serves up bratwurst whenever the Green Bay Packers are playing. Wisconsin transplants have made the 50-year-old bar and restaurant their hang because the bar manager is one of their own. 314 Avenue I, Redondo Beach. (310) 375-7797. 21 and over. No cover. Full menu.

Gabe's Bar & Grill has attracted Pittsburgh Steelers fans ever since a customer struck a deal with the owner: You play Pittsburgh, I'll bring in the black and gold brigade. 2965 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West Los Angeles. (310) 473-1667. All ages. No cover. Full menu.

Philly West gets the other side of Pennsylvania with its down-home Philly cheese steak sandwiches, hoagies and Eagles fans who show up when the game is not on national television. 1870 Westwood Blvd., Westwood. All ages. No cover. Full menu.

Corbin Bowl Sports Lounge has become a Windy City hang for Bulls fans during basketball season and Bears fans during football. 19616 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. 21 and over after 9 p.m. No cover. Full menu.

Dante's Inferno was a Raider bar when L.A. had the team because the Raiders themselves frequented the joint. Fans here who follow the Oakland Raiders still call it home. 1611 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach. (310) 792-9021. 21 and over after 10 p.m. No cover. Full menu.

Stovepiper attracted Cleveland Browns fans for years, but after the Browns skipped town, their loyalty is with the Minnesota Vikings. 19563 Parthenia St., Northridge. (818) 886-2526. 21 and over. No cover. Full menu.

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