Super Bowl Sunday, Some Had Other PlansPosted: Updated:
Not your typical pre-game.
More than a hundred people were hoping for a win at Super Bowl Bingo at Sacred Heart Church in Watertown Sunday afternoon An event going on for about 25 years.
"We did it on a whim, said Dominic Vallone, Super Bowl Bingo organizer: "We said, maybe people don't want to stay home all day on the Super Bowl."
"I really look forward to it every year," said Watertown resident Beverly Rogers.
For Beverly Rogers, this is a chance to get out before she roots for her team.
"The Eagles haven't been in before and my son has always been an Eagle fan."
But for her friend Gerrie Reigert across the table...
"Oh, I hate football."
Reigert is a big fan of bingo though and she's been coming to this event since pretty much the beginning.
"I like the people here. We get along, we get along just fine. I know everybody," said Reigert.
So not everyone spent the afternoon getting ready for the big game.
In fact, the Watertown American legion boycotted NFL games due to players' actions during the national anthem.
For those that are watching the game, they're going to need to eat and that's where PieZano's in Watertown comes in. And it's no average Sunday.
"It doubles at least than on a typical Sunday. Super Bowl is the biggest day for pizza and wings," said PieZano's owner Tom Ierlan.
And it sure kept workers busy, preparing food and getting them to hungry football fans.
"Everybody's on point, everybody's excited about the day," said Ierlan
So whether it's bingo, a boycott, or barbecue wings, everyone had something to do leading up to kickoff.