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Love for Chicken Wings and the Superbowl

Dan Poultry, This Land of Ours

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Cathy Isom has the official prediction for how Americans love for chicken wings will score during this year’s Superbowl. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.

Love for Chicken Wings and the Superbowl

It’s no secret that we love to eat a lot of chicken wings while watching football. One of the biggest chicken wing consumption days is Super Bowl Sunday. And, this year will be no different.

The National Chicken Council estimates that Americans will eat a record 1.4 BILLION wings during the 54th Super Bowl. That’s 27 million more wings than last year.

To put that in perspective, if Kansas City Chiefs’ coach Andy Reid ate three wings per minute, it would take him about 900 years to eat 1.4 billion wings. Or, every player in the NFL, including the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs, would have to consume 825,000 wings each to reach 1.4 billion. 1.4 Billion chicken wings equals 175 million pounds, or 1,500 times as much as the entire 49ers team and three of their team buses. 1.4 billion wings could circle the circumference of the Earth 3 times. It’s also enough wings to give every attendee of every Super Bowl since 1967 each 342 wings. If you were to lay 1.4 billion wings end to end, it would stretch the entire Florida coastline, which is the home of Super Bowl 54, more than 9 times! Also, if each of the 1.4 billion wings were counted as one second, they would equal about 45 years.

I’m Cathy Isom…