Siouxland football fans stuck in the middle of Super Bowl match-up
Fans at Miles Inn in Sioux City watching the Super Bowl. Some say they would have been more interested if there was a Midwest team in the mix.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -
What do Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota have in common? Among other things none have an NFL football team. The Vikings, Bears, Chiefs, and Broncos can all count themselves as being adopted by Siouxland football fans.
But who do you root for when the Super Bowl's made up of two coastal teams? We posed that question to our Facebook fans.
Tammy Beekley Eibey said, "See which team has the most hawkeyes and cyclones on the team."
Jon Rosenboom said, "Find a friend that is rooting for one team then go for the opposite." Other fans we found around town had a different take.
"I'm a midwest guy so ideally I'd like to be rooting for my Chicago Bears," Cameron Jacobs from Sioux City said.
"Packers have 13 championships and Steelers have 8, so if they win, they're getting close," Tricia Steenbock from Sioux City said.
So, when it came to picking sides, how did those stuck in the middle chose?
"I got a few family out in San Fran and I'm gonna go with San Fran," Chuck Rich from Sioux City said.
"I never liked the 49ers, so I automatically chose the Ravens," Regina Bayon from Sioux City said.
Adolph Traurig says he's betting on the Ravens because he's from Maryland.
"Baltimore, Baltimore always wins," Traurig said.
Another fan says she's cheering on the brothers, though she is biased.
"I think it's great the coaches are brothers but, 49ers," Lolita Scism from Sioux City said.
Others say, the best thing about the Super Bowl isn't the game, it's the company.
"Call it a celebration or call it the last football game of the year which some people get disappointed by. We have a good time with it, people bring in potluck and their favorite Super Bowl munchies and just have a good time," Brett Lias, Miles Inn Manager.
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