The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

21 January 2003

Buncha dips

I tend to look askance at all things related to the Super Bowl, if only because they peg the Hype-O-Meter and it's a pain in the neck to have the device recalibrated afterwards. On the other hand, some of the peripheral statistics are occasionally amusing.

For instance: The California Avocado Commission predicts that during the Bucs/Raiders clash, some 40 million pounds of the green stuff, mostly in the form of guacamole, will be polished off by America's couch potatoes. That's gonna take a lot of chips.

For those keeping score: The biggest month for avocado consumption is May, what with both Cinco de Mayo and the Memorial Day weekend to keep us busy.

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Posted by: susanna at 10:33 AM on 21 January 2003


Feel free, Suze. I'm a tortilla-chips-and-salsa man myself.

Posted by: Kevin McGehee at 11:07 AM on 21 January 2003

Some of us like both. :)

Posted by: Steve at 11:30 AM on 21 January 2003

Do the math. Figure one out of four watch. That's what, about 70 million. And 40 million pounds of consumption? That's over half a pound per belly; plus chips; plus beer; plus pizza. I can feel my vessels needing a visit from Roter Rooter just thinking about it!

Posted by: fredf at 12:35 PM on 21 January 2003

Around these parts, I'd imagine the Stupor Bowl is watched by far more than one in four.

Football seems to ooze out of their pores.

Posted by: Steve at 2:09 PM on 21 January 2003