Super Bowl Myths

By: Rosie Barresi Email
By: Rosie Barresi Email

Do you know any popular super bowl myths?

One of the more popular ones is about the stock market.

Legend said that an NFC win meant a good year for the stock market and an AFC win meant a bad year.

But, during the years the Denver Broncos won, 1998 and 1999, the stock market actually had two of their best years ever.

Another one has to do with toilets.

The myth is that everyone across America going to the bathroom at the same time during half time causes sewage pipes to burst.

That turns out to be false.

This next myth is called, the super bowl flu.

It's what people come down with the day after the super bowl.

That one is true.

Lots of people across the country will be calling in sick the day after the big game.

This next one is about avocados.

It's been reported that 2/3 of all avocados are bought the weekend of the super bowl.

Even though lots of people are buying avocados for dips and other appetizers, that myth is false.

And how about this one.

Would you believe that 10.5 million barrels of beer is consumed during super bowl Sunday?

Sounds about right, but it's actually not true.

Here's another one.

Are people calling gambling addiction hot lines the day after the super bowl?

The answer to that is, yes.

Last but not least.

This myth says, there's an increase in car accidents from fans who's team lost.

And that one is fact.

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