There are of course some set-backs to being in Germany on Super Bowl Sunday, such as the Super Bowl kick off is not until 12:30 a.m. Monday morning in German time, and does not end until 4:15 a.m. but of course, those minuscule details are irrelevant.
This year, I will be one of many “expatriate Americans” who gather with friends (even if it is over Skype)to watch the Super Bowl despite being abroad and despite it being in the middle of the night. My least favorite team is playing (the New England Patriots *shivers*), I simply cannot afford to miss this.
Ironically enough, leaving the U.S. for a year has taught me that despite popular opinion, America definitely has its own culture (which I will write more about later, but until then),but without further ado, here are some crazy facts I have found about the Super Bowl:
- In the U.S., Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest day of food consumption, the first day being, of course, Thanksgiving.
- Fans generally eat around 69.6 million pounds (or 31,297,873.5 kilos)of avocados during Super Bowl Sunday.
- Approximately 325.5 million gallons (or 1.23215154 x 109 liters)of beer will be drunk by Americans during the Super Bowl.
- Americans will eat a total of 1.25 billion pounds (or 566,990,562 kilos)of chicken wings on Super Bowl Sunday.
- 9 of the top 10 most watched television programs in all of history are Super Bowls.
- Today, a 30-second commercial spot costs $3.5 million (on average).
The NFL has a policy against holding Super Bowl games in stadiums that have a climate of less than 50° Fahrenheit (10° Celsius), unless it is an enclosed stadium.