Superbowl Facts Roundup

Superbowl Facts Roundup
By Conor Donnelly
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The Superbowl is a mere two days away,and while the anticipation for fans is building the media circus surrounding the game is running out of things to talk about. With a two-week gap between the Championship games and the Superbowl itself, every possible angle has been exhausted.There is only so many ways the talking heads can discuss Rob Gronkowski's ankle injury. The most scrutinised injured body part this side of Henry Shefflin's cruicate or Beckham's metatarsal,the "Grankle" looks like it has healed after Gronkowski took part in Patriots training for the first time all week. Good news for the Patriots,bad news for  people with airtime and column inches to fill. All this means it is time for the annual inane Superbowl facts to be trotted out the best of which have collected below for your reading pleasure:

  •  A 30-second commercial costs $3.5 million, up $400,000 from last year
  • Football fans are anticipated to consume an estimated 71.4 million pounds of avocados
  • Up to 1,000 city police officers will be in the stadium and on the street
  • The average number of people attending a Super Bowl party is 17%, over 20 million Americans
  • Half of all Americans would rather go to a Super Bowl party than a New Year’s Eve party
  • An estimated 68 percent who attend the game have never been to a Super Bowl
  • An estimated 50 million American women will watch the Super Bowl
  • Two out of five Super Bowl watchers are not even football fans. Even people who will never watch another game all year will tune in to be part of this one national event
  • Research shows that about 25% of women actually enjoy watching the game during the Super Bowl, but that leaves 3 out of every 4 who don’t. It is true that those 3 watch it because they enjoy the commercials, the food, the drink, the friends and the overall atmosphere
  • Super Bowl weekend is the slowest weekend for weddings
  • Nearly one in eight or 13% of Americans order takeout/delivery food from a restaurant for a Super Bowl gathering.Most popular choices of takeout/delivery items on Super Bowl Sunday are pizza at 58 percent, chicken wings at 50 percent and subs or sandwiches at 20 percent.
  • Approximately one in 20 (4 percent) Americans watch the big game at a restaurant or a bar.
  •  On Super Bowl Sunday, Americans will eat an estimated 20 million pounds of potato and tortilla chips
  • Sales for antacid increase by 20% on Super Bowl weekend
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