However, it wasn't until I read this article that I knew just how crazy the fans really get! To put it bluntly, there is one heck of a lot of food put away on the day of the "BIG GAME!"
I'll admit that most of the things mentioned I like, but after the numbers I was astonished! Check this out!
Super Bowl Sunday means 1.25 billion wings will be eaten
By Tom Weir, USA TODAY
Super Bowl Sunday figures to be super-caloric for many people.
According to the Wall Street Journal, here are some of the consumption estimates from the food industry:
There will be more than 1.25 billion chicken wings eaten Sunday, or four apiece for every man, woman and child in the U.S. (And some of which will wind up in chicken wing cupcakes.)
4.4 million pizzas will be ordered from Pizza Hut, Domino's and Papa John's.
48 million people will have takeout or delivery food.
On the healthier side, 71.4 million pounds of avocados will be eaten as the nation's intake of guacomole peaks. Also, less beer will be drunk on Super Sunday than what gets swilled on warm-weather holidays like the Fourth of July, Memorial Day or Labor Day.
And it will be a very good day for carrot farmers, who see a 25-28% boost in sales for the Super Bowl.
This just "bowls" me over! (Sorry, but I couldn't resist!) no matter how you look at it, this is a lot of snacks! Somebody is going to have to do some serious exercise come Monday morning!
Coffee in the kitchen this morning. Looks like the rain is going to stick around some more!