Not only is today Monday, but it is also the day after the Superbowl. You probably woke up hungover, feeling like shit, since the Superbowl is the biggest party day of the year. Fuck: You have classes, schoolwork that you haven’t done, work to go to, or you’re just really depressed because you Steelers didn’t win this year (Oh well). Whatever your reason is for hating this Monday, don’t worry: I totally agree – Monday blows! However, if you want to make this Monday a little more entertaining for your friends and yourself, here are some fun facts about the Superbowl. Shout them out like you have Tourette’s and maybe, just maybe, it will make the pain of this Monday slightly more manageable.
Well, if you are up at work, or just up in general, good for you, because about 6% of Americans today will call in sick. For you 6%, you better have had one fucking awesome night! The 94% of the rest of us are fucking exhausted over here, taking antacid to calm our stomachs after game day. There will be a 20% increase in antacid sales across the US today.
Superbowl Food Fun Facts:
-$55 million was spent on food last night for Superbowl parties.
-It was also the second leading food consumption day, next to Thanksgiving.
-15,000 tons of chips were eaten yesterday, along with 4,000 tons of popcorn and 8 million pounds of guacamole.
–Domino’s says they sell over 9 million slices of pizza on the Superbowl.
-California Avocado Commission says that game day fans will also eat 160 million avocados.
-Superbowl Sunday is the largest winter grilling day of the year.
-The average person will have consumed about 3,000 calories by the end of the Superbowl.
-10 million hours will have been spent preparing Superbowl Party food.
Seriously, no wonder America is so fat!
Other Random Superbowl Facts:
-All Superbowls are played in a warm weather climate. Florida has hosted 14 of the 45 Superbowls, making it the leading state for the most Superbowls.
-The Vince Lombardi Trophy is made from Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver.
-Superbowl Half-time shows never used to be performed by big music artists. The first nine games had college marching bands perform and their drill teams.
-The Steelers have won the most Super Bowls at 6 times…too bad yesterday wasn’t their 7th!
-700,000 footballs are produced a year for official NFL use and 72 of them are actually used in the Superbowl.
-More drivers are involved in alcohol-related accidents on Superbowl Sunday than any other day in the year, except St. Patrick’s Day.
-Since the 1980’s, Superbowl’s have always began at 6pm EST.
-The Superbowl is measured in Roman numerals because a football season runs over the span of two calendar years.
-Budweiser has been the exclusive Superbowl beer advertiser for the past 13 years.
-The average commercial costs $3 million for 30 seconds of airtime.