The Big Game Is Almost Here
America’s best-known unofficial holiday is coming up. And it turns out the Big Game is more than football. It’s the nation’s second-largest day of food consumption in a given year, trailing only Thanksgiving.
Whether you like the Patriots or the Falcons, February 5 will be big, and so will our appetites.
Wonder how all that food and beverage makes it to you? It’s by the truckload:
- 49.2 million cases of beer = 16,600 truckloads
- 4.3 million pounds of pretzels = 172 truckloads
- 125 million chicken wings = 520 reefer truckloads
- 8.2 million pounds of tortilla chips = 328 truckloads
- 71 million pounds of avocados for guacamole = 1,775 reefer truckloads
Snacks not your thing? Here are five more stats about the Big Game:
- The Patriots are the second-most valuable team in the NFL (behind the Dallas Cowboys), worth an estimated $3.4 billion according to Forbes; the Falcons are 19th on the list at $2.13 billion.
- There has never been a punt returned for a touchdown in the Super Bowl; three blocked punts have been returned for TDs.
- Four NFL teams have never appeared in the Super Bowl – Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars.
- There has never been an overtime during the Super Bowl.
- The NFL will use 72 specially made footballs in the Super Bowl; the league goes through 700,000 balls in a season.
Whether it’s full truckload, LTL or intermodal, we’re available 24/7/365 – even at halftime – to make sure your freight is delivered safely and on time. Call TQL at 800-580-3101 to request a quote.