The Super Bowl

Sunday is the day that many sports fans have been waiting for.  Whether you are a fan of one of the teams that made it to the Super Bowl or not, chances are you are one of the 151.6 million people in 232 countries and territories around the world who will be watching. This is because there is much more, of course, to Super Bowl Sunday than just watching two teams play football!

There are the parties; oh, so many parties! The amount of food that gets consumed on Super Bowl Sunday is staggering.  It is estimated that more than one billion chicken wings will be eaten along with 28 million pounds of potato chips and 8 million pounds of popcorn.  Don’t forget the 53+ million pounds of avocados, most of which are turned into enough guacamole to fill a football field 11.8 feet deep.  Thirsty?  Have a beer!  More than 325 million gallons of beer will be consumed to wash down all of the food.  It probably won’t surprise you to hear that the following day the sale of antacids will go up and 7 million Americans will call out sick!

Another reason for the popularity of the Super Bowl – and what some consider the best part of the event – are the high-quality commercials that air, many of which premier during the game.  With the cost of advertising time during the Super Bowl so high, companies seem to spare no expense to create and air their best commercials of the year.  While some of them are meant to pull your heart-strings, many are purely entertaining and most become the subject of talk at work and in the media (broadcast and social) the next day.

So, whether you are interested in the game or the commercials, we have pulled together a list of some Apps on our new Super Bowl page that you might find of interest.  As always, our Food/Cooking page is available if you need an App to help you do some grocery shopping or find that perfect wing or guacamole recipe.


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