Inside the numbers that really count

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Before we get rolling with our live chat on NFL.com (5:30 p.m. ET), let’s get into some of the statistics that really drive the Super Bowl…

Did you know that 3.2 million pizzas will be sold today? It’s the biggest day of the year for pizza sales, and it’s also a big day for gasoline sales, as those delivery guys will log four million miles (and probably speeding so they can get back to their own Super Bowl parties after the deliveries). …

There were approximately 1.5 million TV sets sold this week around the country prior to today’s kickoff. …

There will be 21.5 million people attending Super Bowl parties — an average of 17 in attendance at each party. …

About 18 million tons of chips and popcorn will be consumed. …

There are fewer weddings this weekend than any other weekend of the year.

– Gil Brandt

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