Super Bowl Infographic Makes Me Hungry

    February 3, 2012
    Chris Richardson
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One thing’s for sure when it comes to Super Bowl parties: Regardless if you are there for game, the food, or the camaraderie, you are going to be eating. A lot. A whole, whole lot — especially if the NFL’s own, personal infographic is remotely true.

In fact, judging by the total weight of food consumed on Super Bowl Sunday, we eat enough food to end world hunger. According to the NFL’s infographic, almost 200 million pounds of food will be consumed throughout the various Super Bowl parties around the globe. The breakdown goes like this:

100 million pounds of chicken wings
53.5 million pounds of avocado
28 million pounds of potato chips
8 million pounds of popcorn

For those of you who will be consuming large amounts of the golden nectar that is beer, the NFL didn’t forget about you, either. According to their findings, 325.5 million gallons of the stuff will be imbibed as folks drink the pain away of losing yet another Super Bowl prop bet.

The graphic, in full:

Super Bowl Infographic

One thing that stood out like a sore green thumb was the amount of guacamole that will be consumed during the big game. If the NFL’s projections are correct, you could spread all of it out on a regulation sized football field, and you’d have a football field that was covered by 11 feet of guacamole. 11 feet deep, that is.

That’s a lot of avocados, folks.

Other tidbits of interest: There will be around 61 million people in the United States attending Super Bowl parties, and of this bunch, 40 percent of the attendees do not consider themselves football fans, demonstrating, once again, just how popular the Super Bowl commercials are.

Does the NFL’s infographic feel accurate in relation to your yearly Super Bowl activities? Are you really planning on eating that much guacamole? Let us know what you think.

  • Hawker007

    FYI…your stats in the beer graphic are completely off. In order to fill that many swimming pools, every person in America would have to drink on SBS, and they would have to drink about 9 beers each.

    Also, the money spent on food is waaaaayyyy off. $50MM??? Really? According to your math, there will be 3.5MM parties and they will average only spending $13.93 per party on food for 17 people.

    • http://www.webpronews.com/ Chris Richardson

      Um, the NFL did that infographic, not WebProNews. In fact, it’s linked in the article; and then there’s this line of text:

      “especially if the NFL’s own, personal infographic is remotely true.”

      It seems your gripe is with the NFL, and not this article.

      • Hawker007

        your = whomever put this horribly incorrect infographic together.

        Didn’t mean to imply the author of the article.