Some opt out of Super Bowl fandom (w/video)
Feb. 2, 2014 at 10:01 p.m.
Updated Feb. 1, 2014 at 8:02 p.m.
HEB Plus on Super Bowl day
Rifad Hamoudah and his family talk about which team they're rooting for in the Super Bowl.
While Victoria residents were at home watching the Seattle Seahawks run amok over the Denver Broncos, shoppers at H-E-B Plus! took advantage of the slightly quieter aisles.
"I'd rather be fishing than watching football," said Bobby Cook, 64, of Edna.
Cook said he didn't plan on watching the Super Bowl and was going about his typical daily errands.
"I got better things to spend money on," Cook said.
Corina Turner, 41, of Victoria, said her household doesn't watch the Super Bowl. Her Sunday routine didn't change much because of the game, she said.
"There are not as many people here (H-E-B) as there normally is," Turner said. "That's what we were hoping for."
While hard-core football fans pushed their cartloads of Velveeta cheese and meatballs to the checkout lines before the Super Bowl began, some casual viewers remained at H-E-B Plus!
Raul Ruiz, 40, of Victoria, made a last-minute dash to the store for chicken wings and hot links before settling down to root for the Seahawks on Sunday. But Ruiz said he was equally excited to see some of the commercials.
"The most fun part is the commercials," Gary Fredrick, 69, of Victoria, said. "They really pull out all the stops."
C.A. Marshall, 47, of Victoria, said he was still at the grocery store buying groceries for his 93-year-old grandma, whose car broke down. Marshall said he was expecting the Broncos to win, but his 6-year-old grandson, Jordan Ring, would be happy either way.
"I'm going to root for both teams," Jordan said.