Sunday, February 5, 2012

Super Bowl Sunday

Hello Sports fans today is Super Bowl Sunday and I thought I share some of my thoughts on the game.  I have no thoughts about the actual game, sorry, my thoughts are on the food and commercials.  Oh,  I will watch the game and I am currently watching the pre-game show (that's what I can hear over Parke's snoring, I guess he is saving his energy for the game).  I like football, but our team, The Eagles, are not playing so I really don't have a favorite when it comes to the Giant and Patriots.  My favorite is the Clydesdales.

Yes, I love the commercials, I hope there are some good ones this year.  I always love the Budweiser Clydesdale commercials, they are the best.

Here are some Fun Facts about the Super Bowl:

  • 8 million pounds of guacamole is consumed on Super Bowl Sunday
  • 14,500 tons of chips are eaten along with that guacamole
  • Of the top 10 most watched American television programs of all time, nine of them are Super Bowls
  • The Super Bowl is measured in Roman numerals because a football season runs over two calendar years
  • Over 700,000 footballs are produced annually for official NFL use and 72 of them are used for the Super Bowl
  • It is the 2nd most watched sporting event in the world. More than 100 million people worldwide watch the Super Bowl every year. In fact, Super Bowl XLIV in 2010 unseated M*A*S*H's series finale as the most watched show in television history with over 106.5 million watchers.
  • One 30-second commercial aired during the Super Bowl costs at least $2,800,000
  • The NFL has a policy against holding Super Bowl games in stadiums that have a climate of less than 50 degrees Fahrenheit, unless it is an enclosed stadium.
There is another Super Bowl,  it's called the Souper Bowl of Caring, yes Soup-er Bowl.  It it held all over the United States and it supports area Soup Kitchens to help feed those who are in need.  In the Lehigh Valley Area that would be The Lehigh County Conference of Churches.  Last year, the Lehigh County Conference of Churches served over 60,000 meals in Daybreak and the Soup Kitchen.  Our church, Salem UCC will collect a donation in soup pots next week during church which will go to LCCC.  A person from our church once said imagine if every who watched the Super Bowl just gave 25 cents to their local soup kitchen how much that would be.  Well, in 2010 that would have been $26,625,000.00. wow, that's a lot of soup.  Seriously though if you wanted to donate here is their website
Well it's time I started getting our food together, some shrimp for my mom, pizza, honey barbeque wings, mozzarella sticks and egg rolls for all of us and oh yes, my veggie corn dogs from Morningstar.  It's time to party!  Hey where's  my red solo cup?

Enjoy the Super Bowl I know I will between snacks and commercials.  Have a great day and that's another day in Catasauqua.