Super Bowl LIV is this Sunday and if you don't care who wins, it becomes a fun event complete with socializing, commercial watching, and eating, pleny of eating...and drinking. Here's the "Super Bowl; By The Numbers" as composed by Wallethub.com.
The average Super Bowl party-goer consumes a whopping 6,000 calories, from pregame to night's end, the site says. That's about two-and-a-half times the recommended daily caloric intake for the average man, and three times the intake for women. We will consume 1.4 billion chicken wings, 11.2 million pounds potato chips and eight million pounds of guacamole.
No surprise here, there's a 50% increase in pizza orders on Super Bowl Sunday, with 67% more pizza is eaten on Super Bowl Sunday than on the average day. Pizza runs a close second behind wings as our favorite food during the Big Game. Now onto what we wash it all down with.
90% more beer is consumed on Super Bowl Sunday than an average day. $1.3 billion is spent on beer and cider on Super Bowl Sunday. $597 million is spent on wine, and $503 million is spent on hard liquor. Not surprisingly, one in ten people will miss work the day after the Super Bowl. Some have floated the idea that Super Bowl Monday become a national holiday for just such reason. Either that or moving the game to Saturday which would undoubtedly cut down Sunday Service attendance.
Party hearty everyone and...Go Browns!