Monday, January 30, 2012

A House Divided

My family isn't really avid football fans. We don't spend every Sunday (or Saturday) in front of the tube watching the game.  We do have our favourite teams, though.  Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills, New York Giants (isn't it New Jersey, really?), New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots and my personal favourite since 1978 - The Denver Broncos.  I've never been a fair-weather fan but rather, have been devoted to the Broncos all these years.  This year I got into watching their games more.  How could I not with Tim Tebow leading the team?  The man is awesome! 






I was disappointed in the Broncos receivers during the Patriots game but I couldn't deny the Patriots defense and the skill of Tom Brady.  After the yelling and the attempts to strangle India, because of her gloating about her Pats, were over I decided I would root for Brady's team in the Super Bowl.  I mean what is the choice? The NY (NJ?) Giants? Piffle!  I hardly think so. No way. India, Jerome and I will be cheering on New England while Andrew roots for the Giants. As Amanda, William and Matthew laugh at the rest of us screaming at the TV and taunting one another.  Prepare for disappointment, Andrew! 




Now, for the food:  Pizza? Wings? Chips? Mini Burgers? So many choices.  Only one week to prepare the feast.  While we think about the menu, here are some interesting statistics about Super Bowl food from Yummly.com:

  • Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest day of food consumption behind Thanksgiving.
  • 1,200 calories: amount the average Super Bowl watcher will consume while snacking.
  • Football fans are expected to eat an estimated 69.6 million pounds of avocados during this year's Super Bowl (mostly in guacamole).
  • The most popular take-out and delivery items on Super Bowl Sunday are pizza, chicken wings and sandwiches.
  • It is estimated that Americans will eat 90 million pounds of chicken wings, which breaks down to 450 million individual wings!
  • An astounding 14,500 tons of chips and 4,000 tons of popcorn are eaten on Super Bowl Sunday.
  • Budweiser has been the exclusive Super Bowl beer advertiser for the past 17 years, and will continue to be until at least 2014.
  • Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest winter grilling day of the year.
  • Approximately 54% of Americans will consume coffee the morning following Super Bowl Sunday.
  • According to 7-Eleven stores, there is a 20% increase in the sale of antacids on the day after Super Bowl.



3 comments:

  1. Wow! Those are amazing! We are KC Chiefs fans - disappointed bunch :) Found your blog through tagging game on FB. I love your site! I am your newest follower. I hope you will get a chance to check out mine. Have a great day!

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  2. I've been reading yours since you posted the link on my other blog page(Cook With Honey- my daughter actually owns the page). The Spice Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream looks so yummy!

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