GO STEELERS GO!
It is Sunday February 6, 2011 and we all know what that means... GLEE is back! Arguably just as-if not more- important, it is Super Bowl Sunday. The 1 day of the year (besides Thanksgiving) when Americans consume the most food and (besides New Year's Eve) have the most drunk driving arrests.
Of the top 10 most watched TV programs ever in American history 9 have been Super Bowls. Will you be tuning in?
When watching tonight please consider the following:
- Although footballs are called pig skins they have never been made of it (BUT some early footballs were made from pig bladders)
- Footballs are all cow hide and it takes 3,000 cows to make enough balls for one NFL season
- The Wall Street Journal collaborated with other researchers to record how much of what happens in the 3 hours it takes for an American football game and here were their findings:
--> HALF are commercials
--> One third consists of players standing around (usually waiting for the clock to run out)
--> 17 minutes of replays
--> Only 11 minutes contains actual live ball game time!
To learn more interesting football facts watch the clip below. Happy Super Bowl Sunday!