By Tiffany Pelt - email
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – The cold and snow didn't keep Lubbock's football fanatics from going out to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday. Bars across town filled up fast with cheering fans sporting their favorite team's colors.
"There's nothing, a blizzard wouldn't even hold people back. This is the Super Bowl," said Isabel Vargas, a diehard Steelers fan decked out in yellow and black. Her family gathered at Buffalo Wild Wings to watch the game, and it seemed everyone else had the same idea. There wasn't an empty seat in the house.
"It's great! I like it here, and we always come here. This is the second year we've come to watch the Super Bowl," said Veronica Torres, a Packers fan, also at BWW.
While hundreds packed the bars, several dozen packed the Ferreira family home for the ultimate Super Bowl party in the ultimate game room.
"When I walked in I was in awe," said Jennifer Spivey, a family friend of the Ferreiras. With a full bar, a pool table, slot machines, couches, and several big screen TVs mounted on the wall the Ferreira's game room was the perfect setting for a Super Bowl Party.
"We probably have about 40 people here, and we spent a good part of the day yesterday making stuff. We're about to fire up an industrial hot dog machine in a bit," said Ted Ferreira.
But there's something that might catch your attention as you walk into the Ferreirra's home. They're the most devoted Minnesota Viking fans in Lubbock. Signed footballs, jerseys, and posters line the walls, and almost every item in their game room has the Viking logo or team colors on it. In their garage sits a purple and yellow Viking lawn mower. So it's no surprise the Ferreira's got honorable mention in Direct TV's "Ultimate Displaced Fan" competition.
Taking a step away from their true love, on Sunday Ted and his wife Kathy put out what little yellow and black, or yellow and green they had – but it wasn't much.
"It's kind of less stressful not having the Vikings play although I'd love for them to play," said Ted. After asking if anyone in Minnesota would see the story, Ted jokingly said "I want Green Bay to win."
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