It was a busy day for sports bars across Turlock as fans piled into the Dust Bowl to watch the 49ers, cheering on their hometown kid, Colin Kaepernick, in the Super Bowl.
“It’s exciting for Turlock and the atmosphere here has been amazing,” said Sarah Malaugh.
“I’m from Modesto came here to Turlock. I couldn’t make it to New Orleans so this is the closest thing to it,” said Veronica Bustamante.
Dominos Pizza also spent the day prepping for Super Bowl Sunday, a day they say is the busiest of the year.
“We’ve been preparing for this day for over two months now. We knew this day was coming and it’s just getting the team ready and fully trained,” said Greg Degrandis.
For many, the game was an emotional roller coaster.
“It’s stressful, it’s stressful,” said Malaugh.
After halftime, fans at Shooters Wings and Things were hopefull their local hero and team could turn things around.
“At first I had my doubts. I was depressed, but now I am all for it. Kaepernick is going to take us there and we are going to win,” said Matthew Pulido.
“This is the best comeback in NFL history. Guaranteed,” said Thomas Trujillo
And while the Niners may have fallen short, fans are still proud of Kaepernick and the team.
“He has been our hero since before he made it to the bowl and now he is really our hero. He is a Super Bowl quarterback. What more can you ask for?” said Pulido.