Friday, January 30, 2009

Hoping For Wardrobe Malfunctions

Are you going to watch the Super Bowl this weekend? I have absolutely no interest in watching the game. If they could throw in more wardrobe malfunctions and a little less football it would be so much more interesting.

I would probably be more excited about the Super Bowl if the players wore these adorable uniforms. 1912 was a very cute year for football!

Some fun facts about the Super Bowl:

The Super Bowl is the top at-home party event of the year, surpassing New Years Eve.

Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest day of food consumption behind only Thanksgiving.

An estimated 14,500 tons of chips and 4,000 tons of popcorn are eaten on Super Bowl Sunday.

The California Avocado Commission says that on Super Bowl Sunday, Americans scarf down eight million pounds of guacamole.

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.

Sales of antacid increase 20 percent the day after Super Bowl Sunday.

Six percent of Americans will call in sick the day after Super Bowl Sunday.

An estimated 50 million American women will watch the Super Bowl.

Cost of the Vince Lombardi Trophy: $25,000

Who makes Super Bowl Trophy: Tiffany & Co. of New York



"IF" I watch the Superbowl it is for the commercials.


Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I love guacamole--but alas! Won't serve any at MY party because I'm having kids and moms who are orphaned and widowed on this day--and we only serve kid-friendly fare like pizza (cheese) and jello squares and rice krispie treats. Cool facts!

PJ's talking2.... said...

Linda, were you a researcher in a former life? You amaze me with facts. You always have them. Even on things you don't like. :)
In all your things, do you happen to have for sale a 2 or 3 ring notebook with fabric cover? Can't be plastic. I'm desperate for one, and I'm lousy at shopping. thanks, PJ

Beth Quinn said...

hi linda ! i WILL be watching only cause the arizona cardinals have finally made it this year and soo as a arizonian now i have to root for the underdogs to win !!! great and interesting facts !!! TFS !

lorhen82 said...

I enjoyed your photos more than I would the Super Bowl! ~Lori

Saucy said...

Once again, your trivia is fascinating... I love info like that.

I watched the "wardrobe malfunction" when it happened but I didn't really see anything... I think most people didn't. They made a big deal out of something little. You know what I mean.

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Are you also a librarian? I can't tell by your book shelving method, but your ability to research so many topics and provide such pictures and interesting tidbits make me think you are fooling us all and that you really live and slave away 23 hours a day in a dungeon library somewhere forced by an evil BlogLand Queen or Witch or Lordess to create this beautiful blog so that she can claim it as her own. Aha! Your real name is not Linda is it? I will send you a file in piece of art (as soon as I can figure out how to work one in) so that you can break out of there and come work for me. I will not put you in a dungeon.

Another great read, "Linda"!

adrienne said...

Great facts, especially about the guacamole! I'd be happy to contribute to that one.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

We did our part with serving and eating guacamole. My daughter in law made seasoned pull pork. Which we ate with tortillas and all the trimmings. Yup,it was delish! I enjoyed watching the puppy bowl, but read a book in between. My fam really gets into the game. I don't get really seems redundant to keep running back and forth to the same spot, carrying that small odd shaped ball. They can do that over and over and..... but, I bet not one of them can find the strength to put the lid from an up position to a(fourth) down position! Hmmm, maybe we should wrap the toilet lid in pigskin. Slam dunk! Oops that's a whole different game. LOL!

Sweet wishes,