Super Bowl Stuff We Talked About
Sunday's Super Bowl promises to entertain you with great action, superb half-time entertainment and brilliant commercials.
It will also fill pages and pages of internet blogs and old school newspapers with countless stories and statistics ... like these talked about on the show ...
SUPER BOWL MYTHS: There are a ton of myths that start circulating every year around Super Bowl time. It leads to heart attacks! It leads to domestic violence! It leads to people gorging on avocados! Here now courtesy of The Skeptic Files is your guide to what's true and what's B.S.
--Everyone flushing the toilet at halftime does not cause sewer problems. It's been at least a century since sewage systems could be overwhelmed by something like a halftime bathroom rush. We're in the clear.
--Domestic violence does not increase. This is an old myth that says the combination of drunkenness and disappointment leads to an increase in men attacking their wives. No statistics have EVER backed this up.
--We don't eat half of the country's avocado supply on Super Bowl Sunday. It's not that high; more like 3% of the total.
--It might cause heart attacks. There's a new study that just came out that concluded the Super Bowl MIGHT lead to more heart attacks. It doesn’t sound very scientific, but again it just came out so it’s too early to debunk. The study analyzed heart attacks in L.A. from Super Bowl Sunday 1980, when the L.A. Rams lost, and from 1984, when the L.A. Raiders won. After the loss, there was a significant increase in heart attacks, and after the win, there wasn't.
One Out of Eight People Watches the Super Bowl Just For the Commercials: There's a reason companies will happily pay $3 MILLION for a 30-second ad during the Super Bowl. According to a new survey, of the people who plan on watching the Super Bowl, 12%, or about one out of eight, are watching it ONLY to see the commercials.
Budweiser commercials are the ones they're anticipating the most, followed by Bud Light, Doritos, Go Daddy, and Pepsi. About two out of every three Americans plan on watching the Super Bowl.
NFL HUNKS: For many of you ladies, we know that the best part of the Super Bowl is those hot guys with the well-toned butts in those tight, white pants. With that in mind, E! Online has put together a list of the Hottest Hunks in the NFL ...
On their list, in no particular order are Tom Brady, Troy Polamalu, Terrell Owens, Mark Sanchez, and Tony Romo. You can check out a photo gallery of all 15 here.
From the Vault of Comedy: Bret Favre's Super Bowl prediction ...
How Important Is the Super bowl to Men?: According to a survey commissioned by the “Hollywood Reporter”, the Super Bowl is the 2nd most important day in an American male's life – second only to Christmas. Guys in America look forward to the big game more than their wedding anniversary, their birthday or Thanksgiving.
Nearly 80% of Americans plan to watch the Super bowl – that’s up 10% from last year – 68% of females intend to watch, up 9% from last year.
Some of the Crazier Super Bowl Bets You Can Make: Every year, sports books don't just let you bet on the game . . . you can bet on all kinds of things that have nothing to do with football. Here are some of the best ones you can bet on this year:
--What will the first touchdown celebration be? There are odds on everything from spiking the ball at two-to-one, all the way up to MOONING THE FANS at 20-to-1. A good bet might be a player flexing his biceps, at six-to-one.
--How many times will FOX mention BRETT FAVRE during the game? Favre was the last quarterback to lead the Packers to the Super Bowl. The odds he gets over 2.5 mentions are one-to-two . . . the odds of fewer mentions are three-to-two.
--How many NFL players will be arrested during Super Bowl weekend? If you think any current players will be arrested, you can bet that at three-to-two odds. No arrests has one-to-two odds.
No Cheerleaders: Super Bowl 45 will be the first championship game since 1968 that won't have a single pom-pom shaker on the sidelines. That's because neither the Green Bay Packers nor the Pittsburgh Steelers will be bringing any along -- they being among only six NFL teams that don't have them on the payroll.
The Steelers got rid of their squad in 1970, while the Packers use local college rooters for their home games, but not on the road.