Though many Sandusky residents packed local bars and sports pubs to watch the New York Giants take on the New England Patriots, most stayed true to their hearts.
Almost as many Cleveland Browns jerseys were mixed in with the reds and blues of the Giants and Patriots. Chris Graves of Sandusky said he had a logical reason for wanting the Patriots to lose Super Bowl XLII.
"I'm a Browns fan," he said. "I just don't like the Patriots, they win too much. If a team is going to be undefeated, I want it to be the Browns."
Half of his wish came true when the Giants brought down the Patriots 17-14 Sunday night and ruined the team's undefeated record. Now all he needs is a perfect season for the Browns.
Those who weren't watching the Super Bowl for the game, were likely watching it for the commercials, though many said this year's batch of commercials was a let down.
There was a new approach by GoDaddy.com, which didn't air the entire commercial, but used Danica Patrick to lure people to the Web site to see the rest. The talking shirt stain, the "Rocky"-themed Budweiser, and the Will Ferrell Bud Light commercials seemed to be among the favorites, but for the most part, patrons at Cabana Jacks were unimpressed.
"During the commercials, I went to get beer," said Rick Lill, of Sandusky.
Cindy McAuley, remembers the Super Bowl commercial golden days.
"They're not as funny as they were the last couple of years," she said. "I remember the Budweiser frogs. Everyone loved them. Nothing's going to match up to that."