DELMAR, Del. –Delmarva football fans prepared for a day of festivities to watch Super Bowl XLIX kicking off Feb. 1.
On the eve of the Super Bowl, football fans were out at local grocery stores making sure they stocked up on enough snacks and drinks to feed the crowd of friends and family expected to come watch the game Sunday night.
Even though some of the teams people were rooting for may have already been defeated, including the Baltimore Ravens, Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles, some people were still showing support for the teams playing in the big game.
“Football people are picking Seattle but I'm sticking with New England,” said Alphonso Garner who was out grocery shopping in Salisbury when WBOC caught up with him.
Despite the New England Patriots being under investigation for using under-inflated footballs, Garner said he's rooting for the Pats.
“I'm going with New England. Simple reason is that Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have been there and done it before,” said Garner.
“Even though Seattle has been there, done that before, they have a lot more experience,” he said.
At the Veterans of Foreign Wars center in Delmar, cooks were working all day to prepare finger foods for the vets and guests to enjoy on game day.
“We're doing some deviled eggs for the Super Bowl,” said John Hudson of the Men's Auxiliary.
“We've got meatballs we've prepared, jerk chicken, cheese trays. A lot of finger foods so people can walk around and enjoy themselves,” he said.
Another VFW serviceman, Thomas Bowden, helped out in the kitchen cooking and preparing meals for the game.
“In the main room, we'll have all the TVs set up for all the participants to come in, drink, eat and have a good time” said Bowden.
Super Bowl XLIX kicks off in Glendale, Arizona at 6:30 p.m. E.S.T. on Sunday, Feb. 1.