Inside Info, Chicken Wings – The Super Bowl

Posted: January 24, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Passing on verifiable information when I can is my theme. That’s why I try to document references as often as possible. For example, the Super Bowl is coming up. This may be stretching it a bit, but… football is like espionage. Quarterback, under cover of false signals and fake hand-offs, passes information to a receiver. But there is a shadowing cornerback looking to intercept the info and get it back to home base.

Chicken Wings, FlickrAnyway, with football in mind I have some intel to pass on. Did you know that “1.25 billion wings will be devoured during the upcoming Super Bowl XLVIII? That is about 20 million more wings than were consumed last year during Super Bowl XLVII.” Those are the findings of the National Chicken Council’s 2014 Wing Report.

No lie. There is a National Chicken Council and a Wing Report. This is not misinformation. There is also a solid tie-in between football and chicken wings.

Again according to the NCC, in the 80s, “sports bars with multiple TVs and satellite dishes were becoming more and more common in America thanks to rapidly developing technology; and the most popular sporting event to watch with friends in bars is football. Wings were easily shareable and affordable, a great ‘group food’ to eat with other people, and are the perfect pairing with a pitcher of beer.”

The article has a number of other interesting statistics you’ll uncover as you read it.

This is not hearsay but documented facts: “This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of NCC from January 8-10, 2014 among 2,018 adults ages 18 and older, among whom 1,576 eat chicken wings. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.”

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