The big game has come and gone... forget the game let's talk commercials! Overall, there weren't that many that stood out to me! Overall, I loved the Doritos Time Machine (above), thought the Tim Tebow T-Mobile commercials were clever, and of course loved the Budweiser dog commercial. What do you think?
The top five ads, as voted upon by this year's Ad Meter panel, including final ratings are:
1. Anheuser-Busch – Puppy Love – 8.29
2. Doritos – Cowboy Kid – 7.58
3. Budweiser – Hero's Welcome – 7.21
4. Doritos – Time Machine – 7.13
5. Radio Shack- The Phonecall
Over 20 million Americans will attend a Super Bowl party this weekend... will you be one of them? Did you know that 493 Olympic-sized pools could be filled with beer consumed on Sunday? How does Super Bowl stack up by the numbers? We've got you covered: (thanks to TreeHugger.com)
WHO WILL BE WATCHING?
151.6 million: Number of people who will watch at least part of the game.
194 million: Approximate number of blades of grass on the football field.
232: Number of countries and territories in which the game will be broadcast.
34: Number of languages the game is broadcast in.
1: Number of languages in which the word "football" doesn't mean "soccer."
HOW MUCH FOOD WILL BE CONSUMED?
8 million: Total pounds of popcorn consumed on Super Bowl Sunday.
28 million: Pounds of potato chips consumed.
53.5 million: Pounds of avocados consumed.
222,792: Number of football fields worth of farmland to grow all that corn, potatoes, and avocados.
11.8: Depth, in feet, of guacamole consumed if it were spread across the football field.
293,000: Number of miles of potato chips, laid end to end, consumed during the game.
1 billion: Number of chicken wings consumed on Super Bowl Sunday.
325.5 million: Gallons of beer drank by Americans that day.
493: Number of Olympic-sized swimming pools that could be filled with all that beer.
20%: Increase in ant-acid sales the Monday after the game.
7 million: Number of employees who will not show up to work Monday.
AND WHAT ABOUT THOSE SUPER BOWL PARTIES?
41: Days in advance, on average, Super Bowl plans are made.
20 million: Number of Americans attending a Super Bowl party.
17: Average number of people attending each party.
5%: Percent of people who watch the big game alone.
40%: Percent of Super Bowl viewers who are not football fans.
25%: Percent of women who watch the game and enjoy it.
So there you go... will you be one of the statistics?
Check Out The 3 Trending Topics Of The Day! (Audio Version Is On Demand)
BUFFETT PLEDGES $1 BILLION FOR PERFECT NCAA MEN'S BASKETBALL BRACKET
Warren Buffett is offering $1 billion to anyone who can correctly guess the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Basketball buffs can win more than bragging rights if they can guess the perfect NCAA bracket for this year's tournament. Warren Buffett has promised a $1 billion prize to any contestant who correctly predicts the winners of all 67 games. The question remains – how likely is it for someone to create the winning bracket? The answer may be more disappointing than inspiring. Bloomberg.com quoted De Paul University math professor Jeff Bergen saying the odds of an individual with zero knowledge of the beloved March Madness season picking every single winning team correctly is less than 1 in 9 quintillion. However, if you do have some expertise in the subject your odds go up to about 1 in 128 billion, according to Bergen.
TOM BRADY SAYS HE WON'T WATCH SUPER BOWL
On Monday, Tom Brady said he won't be watching the Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and Broncos, instead preferring to treat the season as over, per the Boston Herald. "I don’t have much of a rooting interest, truthfully. Those games are hard to watch," Brady said. "I don’t see myself sitting down to enjoy a football game or watch it. Our season is over. Truthfully, I could care less about watching a game. That's pretty much how I feel."
GEORGE CLOONEY PLOTS REVENGE ON TINA FEY FOR JOKE
George Clooney may have skipped last week’s Golden Globes, but he caught wind of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s big monologue joke at his expense — and he plans to exact revenge. Fey said of Gravity, Clooney’s movie with Sandra Bullock, “It’s the story of how George Clooney would rather float away into space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age.” It’s a pretty good line, which Clooney admits. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t plotting against them. “They have poked the bear with a stick… I don’t want to scare Amy or Tina, I don’t want them to be afraid at all...but they poked the bear,” joked Clooney in an interview with "Access Hollywood."
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