Saturday, February 4, 2012


…I finally started “The Hunger Games.” I can see why it’s so popular—extremely readable, lots of conflict, interesting characters. And even though it’s a YA novel with a fantasy bent, it reads like adult mainstream literature as well.

…Tomorrow is the Super Bowl, of course. I’m a football fan, and a Tom Brady fan, so I’ll be watching.

Here are some interesting facts about the big day:

7,000,000 -- Estimated number of Americans who don’t show up for work the Monday after the Super Bowl.

7.13 -- Average cost of a draft beer, 22.7 perfect more than the average at pro baseball games.

8.2 Billion --Dollars wagered worldwide on the Super Bowl.

$40,000 --Price of a 30-second commercial during the first Super Bowl in 1967
$3,500,000 –Price now

$20,000 –Amount pro golfer Phil Mickelson bet on the Baltimore Ravens to the 2001 Super Bowl. The odds were 28-1. The Ravens annihilated the Giants, 34-7. The payout was $560,000.

2,000,000 --Pounds of cheese Papa John’s stocked in preparation for last year’s Super bowl.
350,000 --Pounds of pepperoni

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