The National Chicken Council has released its 2016 Wing Report, suggesting that 1.3 billion chicken wings will be eaten on Super Bowl Sunday and leading up to the Super Bowl 50 as fans watch the Carolina Panthers dig it out with the Denver Broncos in the thick battle for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
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To this extent, the National Chicken Council believes the Carolina Panthers are going to win the Big Game based on their wing consumption. IRI Freshlook, a market research firm, noted that in Charlotte, Carolina Panthers consumed $1,400 of chicken wings for every million dollar of grocery sales compared to Broncos in Denver who consumed only $480 worth of chicken wings for every million dollar of grocery sales.
Considering that 1.3 billion chicken wings is a freaking lot than many people have ever considered, the council breaks it down by explaining that –
• 1.3 billion chicken wings is enough for every man, woman and child in the United States to have four wings each.
• If 1.3 billion wings were laid end to end, they would stretch from Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina to Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver almost 53 times.
• That is enough wings to put more than 600 on every seat in all 32 NFL stadiums (Not including London, of course).
• Weighing in at about 162.5 million pounds, 1.3 billion wings weigh 6,325 times more than the combined weights of the Panthers and Broncos entire 52-man rosters.
• If one of the three Power Ball winners spent his/her entire lump sum on chicken wings (which we think they should), they could buy about 123 million lbs of wings, or only 76% of the 1.3 billion wings eaten Super Bowl weekend.
• 3 billion wings would stretch 10,468 times from the deepest part of the Marianas Trench in the Pacific Ocean to the surface.
Tom Super, senior vice president of communications for National Chicken Council noted that “Any way you measure it, that’s a lot of freaking wings.
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“It would be nice to see Peyton Manning go out with a victory lap like Elway, but the numbers don’t lie,” he said. “Dick’s Sporting Goods made their predictions based on jersey sales, and although they nailed the Wild Card round, they have the Patriots taking home the Lombardi trophy. So if history holds true, hopefully wing sales will prove to be a better ‘scientific method’ of predicting the winner. Follow the chicken.”