21 Random Facts About Super Bowl Sunday
It is so 2011 to be the person at the Super Bowl party who knows all the little statistical factoids about the teams and the game. So how about this year you’re not that guy? How about, this year, you’re the genius who knows all the useless trivia about everything but football on Super Bowl Sunday?
We will help you win friends and bets with these 21 random fun facts about everything from Super Bowl food to the big game itself to make you the champ of your party.
- Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest day of the year for food consumption in the US. Thanksgiving is first.
- Americans will spend more than $50 million on food during the four days prior to the Super Bowl.
- 4,000 tons of popcorn will be consumed.
- Eight million pounds of guacamole and 14,500 tons of chips will be consumed.
- 5,000 pounds of hotdogs will be sold during the game.
- Beer sales will increase by $17.9 million during Super Bowl week.
- Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest day of the year for pizza sales and even more so if the game is close.
- Domino’s Pizza expects to sell about 9 million slices of pizza, about 44 percent more than a typical Sunday. Pizza Hut expects a 50% increase.
- Delivery drivers will log about four million miles and can expect a normal two dollar tip to skyrocket to $20.
- Pizza delivery drivers report more accidents to insurance companies on Super Bowl Sunday.
- The average number of people at a Super Bowl party is 17.
- Five percent of viewers will watch the game alone.
- One out of every 12 people watching the game will be suffering through the boring football part just to see the commercials.
- Six percent of Americans will call in sick the Monday after the Super Bowl.
- Antacid sales will increase by 20 percent on the Monday after the Super Bowl.
- Other than St. Patrick’s Day, more drivers are involved in alcohol-related accidents on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year.
NON-SPORTING GAME FACTS
- The Super Bowl is the second most watched sporting event in the world. The first is soccer’s Champions League Final.
- No network footage or air tapes of Super Bowl I exist. It was reportedly taped over with a soap opera.
- The NFL has a policy against holding Super Bowl games in stadiums that have a climate of less than 50 degrees Fahrenheit, unless the stadium is enclosed.
- Every year, more than 700,000 footballs are made for official NFL use. 72 of them are set aside for use during the Super Bowl.
- 35 percent of people who attend the game will write it off as a corporate expense.