More Super Bowl factoids than you can shake a Hoagie at...
DietDetective.com says the Super Bowl is the second biggest day for food consumption after Thanksgiving. Other findings:
- the average person would have to run 49 football fields to burn off just two handfuls of potato chips or do "the wave" 6,389 times to burn off six loaded potato skins.
- the average person would have to perform 299 touchdown dances to burn off half of a stuffed-crust bacon/sausage/pepperoni pizza (Each dance would have to be 15 to 20 seconds.)
- the average person would have to play football for 59 minutes to burn off 6 honey barbecue wings with dipping sauce
- the average person would have to clean the Super Bowl stadium for 322 minutes to burn off one pint of ice cream
Super Bowl By The Numbers from E!
$3.8 million: The going rate for a 30-second ad on the telecast. According to CBS' top brass, the network has sold out all its spots, with ad rates noticeably jacked up from last year's $3.5 million-a-pop price tag. Final numbers have yet to be disclosed, but for last year's game, the telecast reportedly drummed up a staggering $245 million in ad sales.
111.3 million: The number of TV viewers who watched last year's game—a staggering turnout that made it the most-watched TV broadcast in U.S. history.
$137,500.00: The top price for premium tickets still available for the game. Too pricey for ya? Not to worry: You can still get "bargain basement" tickets for $1,300.
73,000: The reported seating capacity of the Superdome.
6,700: Number of available parking spaces in the area's various garages.
150,000: Number of people who are expected to descend on New Orleans on Game Day.
$432 million: Revenue that New Orleans expects to rake in for hosting the game.
12,233: Number of tweets per second at last year's game, a new record.
12.2 million: Number of social media comments reportedly posted during the duration of last year's game.
$0: That's how much Beyoncé will supposedly earn for her highly touted half-time show (she will, however, be reimbursed an estimated $600,000 in production costs). Shocked? Purportedly, the NFL has never paid performers dating back to the very first halftime show. The payback, however, comes in the form of unquantifiable exposure. After all, with 111 million sets of eyeballs on you—and that's just from viewers watching on TV—can musicians even hope for a better gig?
Five Super Bowl Snacks Fans Will Pay More For This Year from businessinsider
Wings. Chicken wing price hikes are nothing new around Super Bowl season, but this year, record high chicken feed prices have caused the party table staple to be even pricier than usual. They were going for around $1.90 per pound in December — 26% higher than a year before. Despite the spike, the National Chicken Council projects Americans will still chow down 1.23 million pounds of wings this Super Bowl season — enough to stretch from Baltimore to San Francisco 27 times.
Burgers. If you were hoping to fill the chicken hole with beef, better luck next year. Beef prices also are on the rise, which could make the burgers and burritos you planned on stocking up on for halftime cost a few extra pennies. After livestock herds declined by record levels in 2012, beef prices rose about 6 percent and the USDA projects they could go up another 4 percent this year
Bacon. In case you were planning on taking a stab at your own Bacon Bowl, you might want to set aside a few extra bucks. The threat of a worldwide bacon "Aporkalypse" might have been exaggerated last fall, but that doesn't mean the price surge on the meat lovers' favorite has died down yet. Experts predict the price tag on bacon will soar this year.
All things corn. If you check the ingredients on just about any carb in your pantry, chances are corn will show up –– and that you paid more for it this year than last. Thanks to the devastation caused to corn crops this year, harvests were down nearly 30 percent, sending prices soaring. From corn chips to corn on the cob, these snacking basics might not be quite as cheap compared to last year.
Booze. Alcohol sales managed to survive the recession and chances are the price hikes forecasted on beer this year won't deter thirsty fans either. But it's worth noting that Anheuser-Busch beers cost about 5 percent in the fall — making prices about 55 to 75 cents more for a case of Bud Lights. Regardless of the slight cost increase per can, Save on Brew estimates Americans will throw down 50 million cases of beer during the big game, adding up to a nationwide tab of $10.8 billion.
A new survey by the National Retail Federation reveals that 179 million people will watch the Super Bowl. Other findings:
- the average fan will spend $68.54 on Super Bowl-related items and food. Super Bowl spending is likely to reach $12.3 billion.
- 3.9 million households will buy new furniture for the game
- 7.5 million families will buy a new TV for the game, compared with 5.1 million last year.
- 17 million fans will buy team apparel
- 60 million people will go to a Super Bowl party, 39.4 million will host a party, and 10.1 million plan to watch the game at a bar or restaurant
- 39% of adults say that the ads are their favorite part of the Super Bowl, versus 28% who favor the game itself
- In order not to miss the commercials, 38% of people prefer to take bathroom breaks during the game while 23% prefer to take them during commercials
Top Super Bowl Foods Being Eaten/Served from a Neilsen survey
Salty Snacks 46%
Cheese & Crackers 30%
Fresh Fruit/Salad 27%
Sweet Desserts/Candy 26%
Buffalo Wings 24%
Americans will eat more than 30 million pounds of snacks on Super Bowl Sunday. This is double their average daily snack consumption. Other findings:
- During Super Bowl Sunday, Americans will eat 30 million slices of pizza, or 350 slices per second
- Super Bowl Sunday is the most important snack purchasing day of the year, followed by the day before the big game.
- 64% of adults prefer sweet snacks, while 54% like their snack foods salty. 80% of fans like their snacks crunchy
Super Bowl Sunday Facts
Here are some Super Bowl facts.
- The Super Bowl will be broadcast in more than 230 countries with an estimated worldwide audience of 1 billion people.
- Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest one-day food consumption day of the year behind Thanksgiving
- 7% of Americans will call in sick on Monday
- Super Bowl weekend is the slowest weekend of the year for weddings.
- crime drops by an average of 73% on Super Bowl Sunday.
- in 1967, a Super Bowl television ad cost $42,000. A 30-second ad for this year's game sold for over $3.8 million.
- $25,000: Estimated value of the Super Bowl trophy.
Super Bowl 47: More Feats, Facts and Historic Firsts from the NFL
• To date, 3,581,385 have attended Super Bowl games. The largest crowd was 103,985, at Super Bowl XIV (Jan. 1980), which was played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
• Player shares in 2013 include: $88,000 to each member of the winning team; $44,000 to each member of the losing team.
• The Vince Lombardi trophy stands 20.75 inches tall, weighs 107.3 ounces, and is valued in excess of $25,000. The words Vince Lombardi and Super Bowl XLVII are engraved on the base along with the NFL shield.
• For this year's Super Bowl, American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress Beyoncé will perform at halftime. In Super Bowl I, the halftime entertainment consisted of the Universities of Arizona and Michigan Bands.
• The Bridgestone Super Bowl XLVI halftime show last year featuring Madonna was watched by an average of 112.6 million viewers, making it the most-watched Super Bowl halftime ever, surpassing Michael Jackson's halftime performance in 1993.
• Tom Brady's 127 pass completions over five Super Bowl games is an NFL record.
• Joe Montana threw the most touchdown passes (4 games) in Super Bowl history with 11 perfect strikes.
• Pittsburgh's Franco Harris rushed for a league record 354 yards over 4 Super Bowl games.
• Minnesota, Denver, Buffalo and New England have all lost 4 Super Bowls.
• San Francisco scored 8 touchdowns in Super Bowl XXIV (Jan. 1990) over Denver, the most by any team in Super Bowl history.
• Buffalo turned the ball over 9 times in Super Bowl XXVII (Jan. 1993) against Dallas, the most in Super Bowl history.
• 23 NFL head coaches have won Super Bowls with more than one team.
• 18 individuals have won Super Bowls both as a player and as a coach.
• 14 fathers and sons have reached the Super Bowl.
• 22 sets of brothers have reached the Super Bowl.
• 6 NFL head coaches led their team to the Super Bowl in their first season, the last being Jim Caldwell of the Indianapolis Colts in 2009.
• Based on Nielsen record figures, Super Bowl XLV (Feb. 2011) was watched by 162,900,000 viewers on FOX, the most in Super Bowl history.
• The oldest winning coach in Super Bowl history was Tom Coughlin, 65, in Super Bowl XLVI (Feb, 2012); while the youngest was Mike Tomlin, 36, in Super Bowl XLIII (Feb. 2009)
• The ticket prices for Super Bowl I (Jan. 1967) in Los Angeles were $6, $10 and $12.
• The ticket prices for XLVI (Feb. 2012) in Indianapolis were $600, $800, $900 and $1,200.
• On average, 10,000 tweets were sent per second during the final three minutes of the New York Giants' 21-17 defeat of the New England Patriots last year in Super Bowl XLVI, according to a Twitter spokesperson.
• More than 2.1 million people turned on the live Internet stream of Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday, February 5, 2012, according to an NBC spokesperson.
• Super Bowl XLVII will be the 10th Super Bowl held in New Orleans since 1970, putting the city into a tie with South Florida for the most by any single location.
• There were 338 credentials issued to media at Super Bowl I in Los Angeles; last year in Super Bowl XLVI, there were 5,156 accredited members of the media, the most in the history of the game.
• The use of Roman numerals to designate Super Bowls began with game V (Jan. 1971), won by the Baltimore Colts over the Dallas Cowboys, 16-13.
• The price of a 30-second commercial for Super Bowl I in 1967 was $42,000. This year, by comparison, for Super Bowl XVII, a 30-second commercial will run $3,800,000.
• According to a new survey by the Retail Advertising and Marketing Association, a division of the National Retail Federation, conducted by BIGinsight, more than 179.1 million people will watch the game Sunday, February 3, the most in the survey's nine-year history and up from an estimated 172.5 million last year.
• The NRF survey additionally found nearly three-quarters (74.0 percent) of those watching the game will buy wings, pizza, chips, soda. Additionally, 3.9 million households will buy new furniture items, such as entertainment centers, chairs and couches, while 7.5 million will buy decorations.
• Americans will consume 1.23 billion chicken wings during the Super Bowl this year, a 1 percent decline from last year, according to the National Chicken Council.
• Mexico will be the largest supplier of avocados for the Super Bowl, according to the Henry Avocado Corp.
• According to the Nevada Gaming Control Board, $93.90 million was wagered on the Super Bowl last year in the state of Nevada.
• There are approximately 22,000 hotel rooms in downtown New Orleans and another 37,000 in the metropolitan area; and all are but officially sold out, according to the NFL.
• According to the New Orleans Convention and Visitor's Bureau, approximately 150,000 tourists will have stormed New Orleans for Super Bowl 47 this year.
• According to an economic study conducted by the University of New Orleans, Super Bowl 47 will have a $432 million impact on the city.
Super Bowl Alternatives - What Costs Less On Game Day from cheapism.com
•Go to the theater. Broadway shows tend to be less expensive on Super Bowl night. For example, ticket prices to Wicked's 7 p.m. performance in New York City on Feb. 3 start at $79 through Stub Hub compared to $256 for the following Sunday night. (Cheaper tickets are available for other days of the week.) But hang on -- prices may drop as game day draws nigh. According to a New York Times 2012 travel article, ticket prices for Merchant of Venice and Spiderman were down by 25 percent a week prior to the 2011 Super Bowl and fell 13 percent more in the days leading up to the big game. And you won't have to worry (as much) about ticket availability because most people already have plans for that night.
•Hit the slopes. We don't have exact figures, but if the past is any guide, Super Bowl Sunday is prime time for skiing. In 2011 people who purchased lift tickets for this day through Liftopia saved an average of 40 percent compared to the average savings of 32 percent for mid-week lift tickets. Keep tabs on such deals as you scout around for Super Bowl alternatives. Obviously, the offers vary by location and in an unusual twist may also be determined by the fate of competing teams. For instance, Feb. 3 lift ticket prices at New Hampshire's Waterville Valley depend on the New England Patriots' most recent score.
•Take-out from the nearest chain restaurant. In previous years several chain establishments' Super Bowl alternative has involved offering tasty treats for cheap. Papa John's, for example, gave out $45 gift cards every 45 seconds and sold large pizzas for $10 each during Super Bowl 2011. Many national restaurant chains have also used game day to promote a new product. In 2011 Pizza Hut publicized the "Big Dipper": $12 for 24 strips of pizza and four cups of tomato sauce for dipping.
•Eat local. Super Bowl alternatives also include alternatives to fast food, including good deals at neighborhood joints. At Carnivale in Chicago, all diners will receive a complimentary $15 gift certificate during this year's Super Bowl weekend. This is a smart idea considering that Super Bowl Sunday tends to be one of the least busy nights of the year for sit-down restaurants. During game time Open Table -- the restaurant reservation site -- fills about half the seats of a typical Sunday night. So use the day as an opportunity to dine somewhere you haven't been able to get into.
DOES GOD CARE WHO WINS THE SUPER BOWL?
The cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated has a picture of Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis with the headline, “Does God Care Who Wins the Super Bowl?”
The cover and the question were inspired by the fact that Lewis has been very open about his faith in God – especially this year.
According to a recent survey, 27 percent of Americans believe that God plays a role in determining which team wins a sporting event. (WashingtonPost.com)
SUPER BOWL TRIVIA THAT WILL MAKE YOU SOUND LIKE A GENIUS ON SUNDAY
If you want to sound like a genius to your friends on Sunday, just drop some of these gems of trivia on them this Sunday:
Each winner of this year’s game gets $88,000. The losers get $44,000.
Minnesota, Denver, Buffalo and New England have all lost four Super Bowls.
The oldest winning coach in Super Bowl history was Tom Coughlin at age 65 in 2012. The youngest was Mike Tomlin, who was 36 when he won it all in 2009.
The ticket prices for Super Bowl I were $6, $10 and $12. The ticket prices last year were $600, $800, $900 and $1,200.
The price of a 30-second commercial for Super Bowl I in 1967 was $42,000. This year, they’re running $3.8 million.
Americans will consume 1.23 billion chicken wings during the Super Bowl this year.
All of the 57,000 hotel rooms in New Orleans and the surrounding area are sold out. (HuffingtonPost.com)
SUPER BOWL: Taco Bell Wants Employees to Tweet Their Commercial
Taco Bell spent $4 million on its 60-second ad that will be seen during Sunday's Super Bowl.
And, in an effort to get the biggest bang for its buck, the company is asking its 150,000 employees to tweet and Facebook it to their friends.
On one hand, it’s a chance for all those employees to do something fun and be a part of the Super Bowl madness.
On the other hand, Taco Bell is crossing a line, asking employees to do something in their personal lives that benefits the company. (MSN.com)
QUIZ: Super Bowl
Super Bowl 47 is right around the corner. How much do you know about the big game?
1. This will be the 10th time the city of New Orleans has hosted the Super Bowl, tying with what city for most Super Bowls hosted by a metropolitan area: Los Angeles, Miami or Atlanta?
2. Linebacker Ray Lewis will retire from the NFL after 17 seasons following his team's Super Bowl appearance. What is his jersey number?
3. True or false: heading into the game, both teams are undefeated in Super Bowls?
(ANSWER: True – the 49ers are 5-0 and the Ravens are 1-0)
BONUS: Three other teams besides the 49ers and Ravens have played in Super Bowls but never lost. Name two of them?
(ANSWER: The Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Saints – all three are 1-0 in Super Bowls)
4. During Super Bowl gatherings this year, football fans are anticipated to consume 79 million pounds of: avocado, potato chips or chicken wings?
5. According to Forbes Sports Money, how much money will people in Las Vegas wager on the Super Bowl this year: $56 million, $77 million or $92 million?
(ANSWER: $92 million)
6. True or false: to date, the team that called 'heads' has won the Super Bowl coin toss nearly two-thirds of the time?
(ANSWER: False. Up until now, there have been an equal number of heads results and tails results – 23 times each)
7. Super model Kate Upton will appear during the game in a much talked about ad for what car company: BMW, Mercedes-Benz or Jaguar?
8. This year, a 30-second Super Bowl ad costs: $3 million, $4 million or $5 million?
(ANSWER: $4 million – up from $3.5 million last year and $42,000 in 1967)
9. True or false: the name "Super Bowl" was inspired by the "Super Ball," a popular children's toy from Wham-O?
10. Who holds the record for longest Super Bowl winning streak for one conference or league: AFC or NFC?
(ANSWER: NFC – they won 13 consecutive Super Bowls from 1985-1997)
11. To date, how many teams have been held scoreless in the Super Bowl: 0, 6 or 12?
(ANSWER: Zero – no team has ever been held scoreless in a Super Bowl)
12. True or false: this Sunday's Super Bowl is the first time in professional sports history that siblings will compete for a championship as head coaches?
(ANSWER: True – John Harbaugh coaches the Ravens and Jim Harbaugh coaches the 49ers)
13. The Baltimore Ravens are descended from what All-America Football Conference team?
(ANSWER: The Cleveland Browns – who joined the NFL along with the 49ers when the AAFC collapsed after the 1949 season)
14. Next year's Super Bowl 48 will be the first outdoor Super Bowl in a cold weather city. Where will the game be played: Mile High Stadium in Denver, Lambeau Field in Green Bay or Met Life Stadium in New Jersey?
(ANSWER: Met Life Stadium in New Jersey)
15. True or false: last year's Super Bowl between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots was the all-time most-watched broadcast in the United States?
(ANSWER: True – a record 111.3 million people tuned in)
With Super Bowl Sunday just days away, it’s time to start planning your beer strategy.
Do you fill the cooler with the usual domestic stuff like Miller Lite and Budweiser? Or, do you put some stuff in there that actually tastes like something?
If you’re feeling really adventurous, be on the lookout for beers infused with these weird flavors:
· Key Lime Pie
· Pastrami on Rye
· Rose Petals
· Donut, Bacon and Maple
· Bacon, Lettuce and Tomatoes
· Hemp (MadeMan.com)
FOOD & DRINK: Weird Stuff People Put in Guacamole
Posted: Wednesday 01:22PM Jan. 30, 2013 PST
Super Bowl has become a huge day for guacamole, as an estimated 70 million pounds of avocados will be purchased and mashed up this year.
And, as avocado sales continue to increase, so does the creativity of avocado recipes.
Here’s a rundown of some of the weirdest stuff people are putting in their guacamole these days:
· Roasted tomatoes
· Chipotle peppers
· Radish slices
· Black beans
· Black-eyed peas (SeriousEats.com)
SUPER BOWL: Which City Wins the Healthy Bowl?
If the Super Bowl was determined by the healthiest city, the San Francisco 49ers would be the champions.
The life expectancy for males in San Francisco? 78.5 years. In Baltimore? 67.8 years.
According to Gallup-Healthways, which ranks cities and states based on life evaluation, emotional and physical health, behavior, work environment, and basic access, San Francisco ranked 16th out of 190 cities. Baltimore came in 74th.
As for obesity, 27.4 percent of the population in Baltimore-Towson area are obese. In the San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont area, it's only 17.5 percent. (Huffington Post)
SUPER BOWL: Name the Budweiser Baby Clydesdale
Budweiser has been a big part of Super Bowl commercials as long as most of us can remember. They’ve got the frogs, the iguana and – of course – the Clydesdale horses.
This year, they’re really highlighting the Clydesdales because a baby Clydesdale was born just a couple weeks ago, weighing in at 150 pounds.
So, Budweiser is asking people to help them name the baby through its Twitter account and Facebook page. How convenient … just in time for the Super Bowl.
Not surprisingly, several Clydesdales, including the new baby, will appear in a new 60-second commercial that will run during the big game.
For Facebook or Twitter:
Budweiser wants you to help name their new baby Clydesdale. http://bit.ly/TMtbqA Any ideas?