(OT) By the Numbers: Super Bowl Facts and Figures

By the Numbers: Super Bowl Facts and Figures
Stephen Messenger (@smessenger) February 5, 2010
Football fans may have to wait until Sunday to watch the Super Bowl--but for those who just can't get enough, we've compiled a list of the most incredible Super Bowl related facts and figures for you on the heels of the big game; From how many people will be tuned-in, to how many blades of grass are on the field--and everything in between. If you've ever wondered what the carbon-footprint of the Super Bowl is, or if you'd like to know how many Olympic-sized swimming pools worth of beer is drunk during the game, we've got the answers here.
WHO WILL BE WATCHING? 151.6 million: Number of people who will watch at least part of the game.
194 million: Approximate number of blades of grass on the football field.
232: Number of countries and territories in which the game will be broadcast.
34: Number of languages the game is broadcast in.
1: Number of languages in which the word "football" doesn't mean "soccer."
HOW MUCH FOOD WILL BE CONSUMED? 8 million: Total pounds of popcorn consumed on Super Bowl Sunday.
28 million: Pounds of potato chips consumed.
53.5 million: Pounds of avocados consumed.
222,792: Number of football fields worth of farmland to grow all that corn, potatoes, and avocados.
11.8: Depth, in feet, of guacamole consumed if it were spread across the football field.
293,000: Number of miles of potato chips, laid end to end, consumed during the game.
1 billion: Number of chicken wings consumed on Super Bowl Sunday.
325.5 million: Gallons of beer drank by Americans that day.
493: Number of Olympic-sized swimming pools that could be filled with all that beer.
20%: Increase in ant-acid sales the Monday after the game.
7 million: Number of employees who will not show up to work Monday.
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO POWER THE SUPER BOWL? 10,780: Kilograms of Oxygen required to sustain the audience during the game.
4,800: Kilograms of Oxygen produced by the grass on the field during the game.
310,000: Pounds of carbon emissions generated by the Super Bowl.
1,000: Number of NFL defensive linemen to equal that weight.
187,000: Kilowatt/hours of energy estimated to be spent at the Super Bowl stadium.
10,004,603: Kilowatt/hours of power consumed by home TVs tuned in to the game.
9,000,000: Current Kilowatt/hours of solar power generated in the US.
22,000: Number of parking spaces at the stadium.
264,000: Number of bicycles all those spaces could hold.
HOW MUCH MONEY MOVES AROUND FOR THE BIG GAME? $5.6 billion: Amount consumers will spend on Super Bowl related items.
$400 million: Amount of money added to the local economy because of the game.
35%: Ticket holders writing-off the game as a business expense.
$12,500: Price Tiffany charges to produce the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
$2.8 million: Cost for a 30-second advertisment slot during the game.
20.5: Number of minutes worth of ads it would take to pay for a new Sun Stadium at that rate.
45: Number of minutes worth advertisements during last year's game.
41%: Percent of Super Bowl viewers surveyed who will re-watch this year's ads online.
2.9 million: Number of HD TVs bought for the Super Bowl in 2009.
AND WHAT ABOUT THOSE SUPER BOWL PARTIES? 41: Days in advance, on average, Super Bowl plans are made.
20 million: Number of Americans attending a Super Bowl party.
17: Average number of people attending each party.
5%: Percent of people who watch the big game alone.
40%: Percent of Super Bowl viewers who are not football fans.
25%: Percent of women who watch the game and enjoy it.
10 million: Number of man-hours spent preparing food for the Super Bowl party.
10 million: Number of man-hours spent making the movie Avatar.
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The NFL is stupid, they risk everything by tolerating bad people and events in their organization. They are going to crash and burn.
they ignore bad behavior like micheal vick, cheating, and all sorts of other stuff like players beating up their wives. Plus all the other stuff they have managed to keep secret.
everyone in their organization needs a moral clause in their contract. from the lowly toilet cleaner to every player, and all team owners. require mandatory drug testing for all illegal drugs and including the performance enhancing ones.
make it a absolute zero tolerance policy, and can the current management that has allowed it to go on for so long..........
this may sound harsh but it really needs to be, or one day soon the organization will be crippled fiancially when the fans get fed up. that day is coming soon.
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On 2/1/2015 7:37 AM, bob haller wrote:

I agree about the NFL, and other professional sports, being an over-hype display allowing the organization owners and administration to deepen their pockets, but you are wrong about crash and burn, IMO.
Most people are idiots who vote because the candidate they like is pro/anti issue which supports them regardless of other issues, they are black or they wear a nice suit. Idiots tolerate the unethical behavior within sports and other organizations because the morality of society is decaying mostly due to the selfishly greedy "me" demeanor. Traditional families are decreasing. Divorces are easy and plenty. Single parenting is increasing. Parents want to be friends to their kids and not parents. Parents want to sue schools or anyone else they feel is punishing their kids yet they fail to do so for the reasons above. I could go on and on but the main point is, the idiocy, corruption, cheating, criminal acceptance, etc will continue because people will always support them. Every year more money is spent on the sports/entertainment venues. What does that tell you?
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On 2/1/2015 2:22 PM, Meanie wrote:

Attitudes about stealing always existed, but seem to be getting worse in some cases, You are not stealing if: you take from your employer since you are underpaid you avoid taxes, the government wastes your money. you are overpaid by making an inflated insurance claim, they make big profits
Don't forget: My kids are well behaved They would not do what you are accusing them of The teacher is picking on them The police are picking on them
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On 2/1/2015 7:37 AM, bob haller wrote:

I swore off pro-sports years ago when I realized it was just for more profit.
Two minute warnings that take a half hour to finish as that's when they got you and flood you with commercials.
I'd rather go to the movies. I could go to twenty movies for the price of an NFL ticket for the cheap seats.
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snipped-for-privacy@spamblocked.com wrote:

As the SB is a private corporate for profit event, how much are they paying for all of the security that Homeland Security is providing? I mean you pay for the TSA people providing the same service to for profit services
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