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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

[Sport] Got Chips?

See if you can find the quick reach-around tug given by Gil Brandt to an NFL sponsor in his annual Superbowl Statistics column.

Some interesting numbers:

More than 130 million people will watch the game in the United States, of which 55 million will be women. The Super Bowl drew 42 percent more women viewers than the Academy Awards. More people watched Super Bowl XXXIX (133.7 million viewers) than voted in the 2004 presidential election. More than 1.5 million television sets will be sold the week leading up to Super Bowl. Sales of big screen TVs show a fivefold increase during Super Bowl week.

There are 7.5 million parties on Super Bowl Sunday with 43.9 million partygoers. It is estimated 14,500 tons of chips and 4,000 tons of popcorn will be eaten on Super Bowl Sunday.

Of the 32 teams in the league, 26 of them have participated in a Super Bowl: 13 from the AFC and 13 from the NFC. That's perhaps another sign that the competitive balance in the NFL is very good
He doesn't mention a thing about facial hair.

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