It's all about the numbers â€” even at the Super Bowl. But forget the quarterbacks' passer rating or who has the higher ranked defense. What you really need are the fun facts to amuse your friends at your Super Bowl party â€” and we have them for you.
Just how much money can a Super Bowl bring to an area? Try $150 million! That includes all the money spent by fans, sponsors, media and other visitors in the Indianapolis area this year. Cha-ching!
Are you ready for some ... food?
Make sure you pick up some extra bleu cheese dressing to dip the 1.25 billion chicken wings fans will be eating on Sunday. That actually adds up to more than 100 million pounds of chicken wings
Vegetables at a Super Bowl party? That's right! In fact, the healthy treat is the top food eaten in homes during Super Bowl. Of course, we all know they taste better when someone brings some dip.
When it comes to watching the Super Bowl, nine out of 10 watchers are going to be at a home â€” either their house or someone else's. That's a lot of Super Bowl parties.
Make it delivery
Some people have to work on Super Bowl Sunday, including the Domino's Pizza delivery guys. The company estimates that it will deliver 9 million pieces of pizza to hungry viewers.
Worth the gamble?
Betting on the Super Bowl? You bet! Nearly one-third of U.S. adults are likely to bet on the big game with men outnumbering women who decide to put some cash on the line. But be warned: 92% of those surveyed said they've actually lost money gambling on the Super Bowl in the past.I dip, you dip, we dip
Dips are a favorite among Super Bowl snackers with 32% saying they plan on eating some form of the snack. Whether it's spinich dip for veggies or cheese dip for chips, it's not a true Super Bowl without the dip.Chomping on chips
It takes lots of spuds to make the 11.2 million pounds of potato chips that fans will be munching on in front of the television during the big game. But all those chips come with a price. Those many bags of chips will account for 27 billion calories and 1.8 billion grams of fat. Those grams of fat all up, too â€” it's equal to four million pounds of fat nationally. Maybe the veggies aren't a bad idea.Holy guacamole
What goes well with chips? Guacamole! That would explain the 8 million pounds of avocados football fans will be mashing up to dip their chips in.No room at the inn
Forget about staying in a hotel in Indianapolis â€” they're all sold out. But if you want to make a last-minute trip to the Super Bowl, you'll have to pay up. Some hotels have jacked up their rates by more than 1700%! In fact, one hotel near the Indy airport is charging $725 for a room during Super Bowl weekend that normally costs only $39.It's a dog's life
Hot diggity dog! That's what fans said in 2009 when 55,200 hot dogs were served at the stadium in Tampa Bay when it hosted Super Bowl XLIII. But there's no word on which condiments fans preferred.Sometimes you have to race
Of course, football isn't the biggest sport in Indianapolis â€” at least not in terms of physical size. That honor goes to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which can seat 400,000 people for the Indy 500, including standing room in the huge infield. And with IndyCars going around the track at 200 mph, they can cover the length of Lucas Oil Stadium's football field in a little more than a second.Take out
You won't be alone if you're watching the Super Bowl on TV. Of the 10 most-watched programs in U.S. television history, eight of them are Super Bowls. In fact, last year's Super Bowl tops the list with a whopping 111 million viewers. And in 2011, the top three most watched programs were the Super Bowl, followed by the FOX Super Bowl Kickoff show and the FOX Super Bowl postgame show.Keep it poppin'
It's going to take a big microwave to pop up the 3.8 million pounds of popcorn fans will be munching on. Let's hope your house doesn't smell like burnt popcorn the next day.Snack attack
Unfortunately, all those snacks add up. The average fan will consume 1200 calories and 50 grams of fat from snacks. And yes, that's just snacks and not meals on the big day.Not your normal fare
Some fans will be including some not-so-normal football fare for their Super Bowl spread, including apple slices, macaroni and cheese, and Chinese food on the list of what they're serving.Not your normal fare
Some fans will be including some not-so-normal football fare for their Super Bowl spread, including apple slices, macaroni and cheese, and Chinese food on the list of what they're serving.Grilling time
Get your jacket and scarf ready because Super Bowl Sunday is the most popular grilling day of winter with 62% of owners firing up the grill â€” even if it means they have to shovel a path to get to it.It's getting nutty
Football fans are nuts for nuts. Whether it's peanuts, cashews, pistachios or any other nuts, 2.5 million pounds of the salty snack will make its way to our snack tables.Tortilla Chips
It's not just potatoes that get the chip love. Tortilla chips also get some respect at the Super Bowl snack table with 8.2 million pounds of them consumed by fans.Gluttony
No matter how much we eat, it's going to be quite a feast. In fact, the Super Bowl is the second highest day of food consumption in the United States after Thanksgiving.
Don't worry if you feel a little sick after your gluttonous partying. Antacids sales are expected to increase 20% on the day after Super Bowl. So at least you can commiserate with others.