Financing the Super Bowl
January 30, 2018
Financing the Super Bowl
As your equipment financing company, we thought it was only right that we look at the financial side of the Super Bowl. Just make sure to read all the way to the bottom. There is a surprise at the end!
It’s no secret that it is very, very expensive to run a commercial during the Super Bowl. Companies like Doritos, Budweiser and Pepsi make huge investments on advertising on game day. This year a 30 second commercial will cost them $8 million.
But everyday Americans invest billions in the game too. The average person spends $75 on TVs, new furniture, party decorations, apparel, and food.
Americans are expected to consume 1.35 billion chicken wings on Super Bowl Sunday. That breaks down to about 11 wings for every single Super Bowl viewer. That’s a lot of hot sauce and ranch dressing!
Let’s just order pizza:
Are you having pizza at your Super Bowl party? Approximately 46% of Americans say they will be serving or consuming pizza during the game.
Choosing a healthier route? We will eat about 139 million pounds of guacamole during the game. That is the weight of about 80,000 Volkswagen Beetles and a lot of avocados!
There went the diet:
We consume on average 1000-2000 calories during the game alone. That’s an entire day’s worth of calories in less than 4 hours.
About 1.5 million people call in sick the day after the big game.
Just for fun:
There is a Super Bowl stock market indicator that in the past has been correct 82% of the time. It predicts the market will fall if the AFC wins and rise if the NFC wins. Time will tell if it is correct this year, but we don’t advise putting your trust in that one!
The big surprise:
For those of you looking to buck the trend this year and NOT eat chicken wings, here is a fun way to still get your chicken. And let’s be honest. Everything is better with bacon.
BBQ CHICKEN BITES
- 2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 8 oz. (half pound) bacon, cut into thirds
- ½-1 cup BBQ sauce
- Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly spray with cooking spray.
- Wrap each piece of cubed chicken with a small strip of bacon. Secure with a toothpick and place on your baking sheet. Brush with desired amount of BBQ sauce.
- Bake at 350 for 1 hour. Remove from oven and add more BBQ as desired.
- Serve warm.
Happy Super Bowl Sunday from your friends at Banleaco! Enjoy the game.