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Show Your Seahawk Superiority Armed With These Tidbits — Dave’s Diary

Seahawks fans, here is what you need to know to beat that Bronco bozo in the bar as badly as the Hawks will beat them on the field.  Thanks to http://www.examiner.com/article/30-super-bowl-fun-facts for the list!

  1. The Packers won the first two Super Bowls, defeating the Chiefs and Raiders following the 1966 and 1967 seasons
  2. A Super Bowl host city can bring in over $150 million including money spent by fans, sponsors, media, and visitors.
  3. The average number of people at a Super Bowl party is 17.
  4. Only five percent of viewers will watch the game alone – while one out of every 12 people watching are just watching to see the commercials.
  5. The Steelers have won six Super Bowls, the most of any team.
  6. Fans eat over 1.23 billion chicken wings on Super Bowl Sunday which adds up to more than 100 million pounds of chicken.
  7. In the last 20 years, 17 Super Bowls have been won by the team that resides from the city with the lower unemployment rate. (Ravens 7.2 – 49ers 8.2).

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  8. The average Super Bowl watcher will consume around 1,200 calories while snacking.
  9. Who says we aren’t healthy? The top food eaten at Super Bowl parties are vegetables!
  10. Nine out of 10 people stay at home to watch the Super Bowl, either their own or someone else’s.
  11. Domino’s Pizza states they will deliver over 11 million pieces of pizza.
  12. Nearly one-third of American’s bet on the Super Bowl, mostly men.
  13. 11.2 million pounds of potato chips will be munched on in front of the television and those bags of chips account for 27 billion calories and 1.8 billion grams of fat.
  14. The game was created as part of a merger agreement between the NFL and the rival league, the American Football League (AFL).
  15. Currently, the National Football Conference (NFC) leads the series with 25 wins to 21 wins for the American Football Conference (AFC)
  16. Super Bowl XLV, played in 2011, became the most-watched American television program in history, drawing an average audience of 111 million viewers.
  17. Ten NFL teams have appeared in Super Bowl games without a win.
  18. The Bills are the only team to go to four consecutive Super Bowls.
  19. Only four teams (the Browns, Lions, Jaguars, and Texans) have never appeared in a Super Bowl.
  20. What do fans eat with chips? Guacamole accounts for 8 million pounds of avocados.
  21. Not many of us like to cook on Super Bowl Sunday, 48 million Americans will order takeout or delivery from a restaurant.
  22. Louisiana/Mercedes-Benz Superdome has hosted the most Super Bowls with seven.
  23. Miami and New Orleans have both hosted the Super Bowl 10 times.
  24. The designated “home team” alternates between the AFC team in even-numbered games and the NFC team in odd-numbered games.
  25. White-shirted teams have won 28 of 46 Super Bowls to date (.609).
  26. Phil Simms from the Giants became the first player to say “I’m going to Disney World!”
  27. Advertisers are paying as much as $3.5 million for a thirty-second spot during the Super Bowl.
  28. Of the 10 most-watched programs in U.S. television history, nine of them are Super Bowls
  29. 3.8 million pounds of popcorn are consumed during the Super Bowl.
  30. 51.7 million cases of beer are sold. (http://www.examiner.com/article/30-super-bowl-fun-facts)

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