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Posted: 01.22.2003
I'm Super...thanks for asking
FOXsports.com has an interesting list of Super Bowl facts. Some include:

  • Nine of the ten most-watched television programs of all time are Super Bowls.
  • People eat more food on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year other than Thanksgiving.
  • Super Bowl weekend is the slowest weekend of the year for weddings.
  • Last year, a 61-year-old lawyer from Chicago turned down an 18-day, all-expenses paid around-the-world trip for two, estimated at $18,000, in favor of two tickets to Super Bowl XXXVI.
  • Sales of antacid increase 20 percent the day after Super Bowl Sunday.

  • The top activities men will be doing during this year's Super Bowl are...

    Eating/snacking, 82 percent
    Watching the ads, 60 percent
    Yelling at the TV screen, 52 percent
    Hanging out with the guys, 46 percent
    Drinking beer, 44 percent
    Swearing or cursing, 39 percent
    Betting on the game, 26 percent

    Just men though? They obviously haven't been to a game shown in our house! Oh yeah, they have facts about avocados, too. Can't forget those... "Forty million pounds of avocados will be eaten during this year's Super Bowl festivities at home and in restaurants, mostly in the form of guacamole. That's enough dip to cover Qualcomm Stadium's football field, end zone to end zone, over five feet deep."

    UPDATE: Sounds like some people took "we're going to the Super Bowl" here to mean we're (as in me and Todd) going to the Super Bowl -- and not we're (as in Tampa Bay). Oops. Unless I have some rich uncle about to buy the farm that I don't know about...our feet will be here pacing the ground of Tampa Bay on Super Bowl Sunday. I rather like my right kidney. It seems to come in handy every now and again...

    Hey boy take a look at me...let me dirty up your mind...

    Man, I am soooo in the minority. I would much rather spend an 18 day trip around the world than see the Super Bowl for ONE day! IT's just a game! Why does it hold so much importance than one is willing to pass up a once in a lifetime trip around the world?

    I'm sorry - no sport is more important than a trip around the world...

    Is it just me?

    ¤ ¤ credit: Zaldor | 01.22.03 at 03:21 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

    Yes, yes it is. ;-) No seriously, Todd and I talked about this tonight. Any other Super Bowl, any other year, we'd have taken the trip. But this year. Oh man, the choice would be next to impossible!

    ¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 01.22.03 at 03:31 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

    You missed out...

    Anthony stays up every year until 2 or 3am to watch, even though he has to be up for work at 7.

    ¤ ¤ credit: Antgrad | 01.22.03 at 03:42 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

    Where do the women fit in to those categories? In my house, I'm the one more likely to yell at the tv or swear at the game. Also wanted to tell you, I hope TB wins. I personally am a Kansas City fan (I live in MO), but will root for TB because I really just don't like the Raiders.

    ¤ ¤ credit: Dj | 01.22.03 at 09:40 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

    Well, guess I'm just odd! I wouldn't even go if Detroit was playing... I am more of a hockey fan, but doesn't mean that I'd pass up a trip around to world for playoff tickets! lol

    Yeah... it's me... i'm odd. ;)

    ¤ ¤ credit: Zaldor | 01.22.03 at 09:57 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

    Why isn't "Scratching their nads" on that list?

    ¤ ¤ credit: sphinx | 01.22.03 at 03:02 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

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