Super Bowl Numbers Off The Field
It's Super Bowl time and while most of us are guessing what the final score will be or the quarterbacks' passer rating, have you ever wondered just how many hot dogs, chips, guacamole, peanuts and more is consumed at all the Super Bowl parties? Well, I have and here is what I found!
All that food needs to be washed down with something. Will you be picking up one of the 51.7 million cases of beer sold to quench Super Bowl fans? No drinking and driving guys!
Make sure you pick up some extra bleu cheese dressing to dip the 1.25 billion chicken wings fans will be eating on Sunday. That actually adds up to more than 100 million pounds of chicken wings
24 of 27 Football fans are nuts for nuts. Whether it's peanuts, cashews, pistachios or any other nuts, 2.5 million pounds of the salty snack will make its way to our snack tables
6 of 27 people say they will stay home when it comes to watching the Super Bowl, nine out of 10 watchers are going to be at a home — either their house or someone else's. That's a lot of Super Bowl parties.
7 of 27 football lovers will make it delivery! Domino's Pizza estimates that it will deliver 9 million pieces of pizza to hungry fans. I like the pie myself.
Nearly one-third of U.S. adults are likely to bet on the big game with men outnumbering women who decide to put some cash on the line. But be warned: 92% surveyed said they've actually lost money gambling on the Super Bowl in the past. I'm too cheap to bet, so I won't be one of the one-third.
It takes lots of tators to make the 11.2 million pounds of potato chips that fans will be munching on in front of the television during the big game. But all those chips come with a price. Those many bags of chips will account for 27 billion calories and 1.8 billion grams of fat. Those grams of fat all up, too — it's equal to four million pounds of fat nationally. YIKES!
What goes well with chips? Guacamole! That would explain the 8 million pounds of avocados football fans will be mashing up to dip their 805 million tortilla chips in.
Hot diggity dog! That's what fans said in 2009 when 55,200 hot dogs were served at the stadium in Tampa Bay when it hosted Super Bowl XLIII. What condiments do you like? Me? I like it all, and my brand choice of hot dog is Nathan's. Delicious!
It's going to take a big microwave to pop up the 3.8 million pounds of popcorn lovers will be munching on. I love to pop some corn and pig out! Tip -- salt with garlic salt for a great twist.
The day after the Super Bowl, there is some big-time heartburn and tummy aches! Don't worry if you feel a little sick after your gluttonous partying. Antacids sales are expected to increase 20% on the day after Super Bowl. So you won't be the only one. My choice - Alka-Seltzer.