Sunday, February 3, 2013

Super Bowl Spend Day

Today is Super Bowl Sunday. Linda read online that the the average viewer will spend $69 dollars on the game day experience... and that's staying home to watch it.  All those $$ are spent on jerseys, beer (last year, 52 million cases), wings, pizza and buying bigger flat screen TV's to watch the game.  I can't even imagine what it costs to actually go to a game.  Plane fare,  hotels, food, game tickets.  The average ticket price is $1,600. (BTW, the first SB Tickets were $12.)   The report also mentioned that overall, $11 Billion dollars will be spent by consumers on ONE FOOTBALL GAME. Big companies spend almost $4 million dollars for a 30 second commercial to advertise their product.  SBS is also the second biggest eating day of the year (Thanksgiving is the first.)

 This all just seems crazy to Linda.  How could so many people be so jacked up for a football game when it might not even your favorite team playing?  
This is how Penny feels about the game.  She is going to watch Yo Gabba Gabba or Wonder Pets with Nana.