WNY Celebrates Super Bowl Sunday

February 4, 2013 Updated Feb 4, 2013 at 8:26 AM EDT

By Jason Gruenauer


WNY Celebrates Super Bowl Sunday

February 4, 2013 Updated Feb 4, 2013 at 8:26 AM EDT

BUFFALO (WKBW) Whether it is a party at the home of a family or friend, out at a bar or restaurant, or just on a couch somewhere, people spend Super Bowl Sunday in a variety of different ways. But Sunday here in Western New York, there were a couple of other options out there.

Some spent the day at work. Super Bowl Sunday is the busiest day of the year for pizza shops like Just Pizza.

"I originally estimated about 400 pizzas and a ton and a half to two tons of wings, but we're probably going to surpass that by a little bit, just by the amount of time orders we have pre-ordered," General Manager Joe Luzio said.

And don't worry, no chicken wing shortage here.

"Everyone's getting their food, we had our chicken wings bought well in advance, there will be no shortage, everyone will get their food on time today," Luzio added.

Some decided to spend Sunday watching hockey. Fans filled the First Niagara Center to watch the Sabres take on the Panthers in a matinee affair.

"Until the Bills make it to the Super Bowl, I'm for the Sabres," one fan said.

"I don't care if it's the Super Bowl because hockey is much much better than football," another added.

And some spent it getting ready. Family and friends of Western New York native and Baltimore Raven Corey Graham prepped for a party to cheer him on.

"Tonight is just a celebration. We want to do it right for Corey, we want to bring it right in with family and friends. We all couldn't make it to New Orleans to be there for him so we want to support him here in Buffalo," friend Quentin McNeill said.

Even his pee wee football coach was there, showing off a playing card of a very young Corey Graham.

"I texted him earlier today, sending him the championship trophy that we won in 98 and I told him you always remember your first one but it's time to bring home the big one. Bring it home, and I can't wait to see him hoist that Lombardi trophy," Lewis "coach Muki" Hawkins said.