Sunday, February 5, 2012

Better Break Out The Tums...!

I always had my suspicions that Super Bowl fans could get crazy!

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!


Ben in Texas said...

Shoot, it's all the wives who will be getting exercise cleaning up after the lazy guys!
None of that here .. I don't watch it, BUT I bet I can get some deals this afternoon during the game at the store on unsold snack platters Huh? :-)

Rae said...

It is even crazier in Indianapolis with all the tents and food offerings in the super bowl village. My family is there and it is a wild place with excitement. Imagine all the food...and beer that got trucked in for the celebration.

JOJO said...

I won't be one of them taking part in all that food or the game. Going to try to take a ride into the desert for pictures. If not then I have to spray weeds. HHmmmmm choices. :)

HermitJim said...

Hey Ben...
Like you, I won't be watching. Should get a real good deal for sure on the snack trays!

People can get crazy for the strangest things!

Thanks for the visit, my friend!

Hey Rae...
Good to see you again!

I can just imagine how wild it will get around the stadium! Could turn expensive as well!

Thanks a bunch, Rae, for coming by today!

Hey JoJo...
Should be nice out in the desert! That would be my choice over spraying for weeds!

Lot more fun, too!

Thanks, sweetie, for dropping by today!

Bob Mc said...

Seems not everyone is a bowl fan. I couldn't care less about it, or any other ball game.

HermitJim said...

Hey Bob...
I'm not much of a sports fan myself. I won't be watching the I have better things to do!

I appreciate you coming by today!

Dizzy-Dick said...

I would rather blog than bowl (grin).

HermitJim said...

Hey Dizzy...
I hear ya on that, buddy!

I feel about the same! Thanks for taking the time to come by!

Brigid said...

Carrots? I live about 30 minutes from INDY. I totally avoided the whole mess, stayed home and made meatloaf and homemade noodles, poured a good beer and watched Magnificant Seven.

HermitJim said...

Hey Bridget...
Now that sounds like a perfect way to spend the "game day!"

Homemade noodles? I haven't had any of those in a month of Sundays!

I sure am glad you could drop by today! Thanks!