Who’s ready for the big game?!?
I’m not a huge
football fan. I can watch or I cannot. Doesn’t really matter to me. I
don’t go out of my way to find a football game on TV but if the hubby is
watching one and I want to spend some time with him, football it is.
game is, of course, the BIG GAME! I know enough to know that the
Patriots have been there a lot, especially, the last five years. My
sister and brother-in-law live in Atlanta, so I know who they’ll be
rooting for. I personally don’t care who wins, I just want to see the
commercials and I’ll probably flip to the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet
quite a few times. Who doesn’t like puppies?!?
And we’ll have some
yummy food, too. We’re playing the game “Clean Out the Freezer” on
Sunday. We have a little of this and a little of that and it’s all going
to be fixed and, hopefully, consumed. It’s gotta go!
I have never
been to a Super Bowl party that the food wasn’t the real MVP. Wings and
burgers and dogs and nachos and, oh my, my mouth is watering already.
Here’s a little information I found on how much food will go along with
Super Bowl LI:
— Super Bowl fans are expected to consume 1.33
billion wings on Sunday, according to the National Chicken Council’s
annual report. According to the NCC, the weight of those wings (166.25
million pounds) is more than 300 times the combined weight of all 32 NFL
teams. This year’s projection is up 6.5 percent from 2015’s.
Cheesy, greasy pizza will tempt any Super Bowl partygoer. Domino’s says
the Super Bowl is the company’s third-busiest delivery day of the year.
(Halloween is No. 1, followed by New Year’s Eve.) The national pizza
chain sells more than 11 million slices on Super Bowl Sunday – nearly a
350 percent jump from a typical Sunday.
— Snacks are always in abundance for a Super Bowl party. Nielsen crunched the numbers and found that shoppers will spend:
• $227 million on potato chips
• $13 million on vegetable trays
• $10 million on deli dips
• $89 million on popcorn
• $58 million on deli sandwiches
These numbers are small potatoes compared to the amounts Americans will
shell out for alcohol. According to Nielsen, $1.2 billion will be spent
on beer, flavored malt beverages and cider; $594 million on wine; and
$503 million on whiskey, vodka, rum, tequila and gin.
— And who
can forget the guacamole. The Hass Avocado Board estimates that 104.9
million pounds of avocados will be devoured on Sunday.
Here are some facts I found abou the teams we’ll see:
The Patriots have won four Super Bowls, all of them with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick at the helm.
This is only Atlanta’s second trip to the Super Bowl, and they’ve never won.
The Patriots have been to the Super Bowl nine times, which is an NFL record and have won four times, which is not a record.
seems some people are pretty tired of seeing the Patriots win.
According to one poll, more than half the country is rooting for a
Falcons victory. A lot of fans have been comparing this Super Bowl to
the plot of “Star Wars,” with the Falcons being the upstart “rebels” and
the Patriots being the reigning “empire.”
Some famous Patriots
fans are: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Captain America Chris Evans, most if
not all of New Kids on the Block and President Donald Trump. Some famous
Falcons fans are: Samuel L. Jackson, President Jimmy Carter and country
star Zac Brown.
So now that we know the important facts about the upcoming game, go Super Bowl!
Do you have anything better to do Sunday?