February 2, 2012

Get Big Son!

I like love Superbowl Sunday.

I once had a sweet 16 Superbowl party.

My Dad had three girls, no boys; of course I'm gonna like it!

Previous to kickoff, My Pops and I annually make some silly bets.

I'm ALWAYS down for a little competition.

When I was younger, the fierce betting forced my head in the game and had me hootin' and hollerin' on the couch. It  still keeps me interested and forces me to eat less and watch more; I'll take it!

Although I will always continue the Superbowl matchup with my Father, this year, I the MVP and I made some actual sports bets (he made them with me so I wasn't NEARLY as anxious this time).

I only made three.

Go Giants!!

ANYWAY...No one cares about my bets, but ladies (or gents) here's a few fun football facts! Ladies, listen intently so you can dazzle your man. DO NOT reveal your source.

The width between the goalposts in high school and college are different than in professional football.

A football weighs between 14 and 15 ounces.

The first football ever used was round.

In 1935, the what now is the Heisman Trophy debuted as the Downtown Athletic Club Trophy and was meant to honor the best player east of the Mississippi.

The three bird mascots of the Baltimore Ravens are named Edgar, Allan and Poe.

The Colts were the first professional football team to have cheerleaders.

The Colorado Rockies drafted Michael Vick to play baseball, despite the fact that he hasn’t played since 8th grade.

 The average number of people at a Super Bowl party is 17.

Budweiser has been the exclusive Super Bowl beer advertiser for the past 13 years.

Of the top 10 most watched television programs of all time, 9 of them are Super Bowls.

More drivers are involved in alcohol-related accidents on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year (except St. Patrick's Day), according to the Insurance Information Institute.

Super Bowl fans spend more than $50 million on food during the 4 days prior to the super bowl.

In the United States and Canada 27 million people play fantasy football.

On Super Bowl Sunday, it is estimated that 14,500 tons of potato chips are consumed.

The Super Bowl was named after a child’s bouncing ball. Kansas City Chiefs owner Lamer Hunt accidentally referred to the final game by this name after his daughter had been throwing a bouncing ‘Super Ball’ over the roof of their house. The name stuck and was officially changed a few years later.

Originally located in Canton, Ohio; the NFL’s league offices have been situated in New York since 1960.

 The Washington Redskins were the last segregated team in the NFL.

Tony Dungy is the first African-American coach to win a Super Bowl.

Over 700,000 footballs are produced annually for official NFL use and 72 of them are used for the Super Bowl.

35% of people who attend the game write it off as a corporate expense.

 Following Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday is the largest food consumption day in the United States.

The Monday following the Super Bowl, antacid sales increase by 20 percent.

I wish you all a safe and happy calorie consuming day.

xo, a competitive ka ka ka katie.


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