Greeson: Super Sunday has super numbers, super interest from gambling - legal and not

Jay Greeson

Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday - a day unto itself like few others on our calendar.

We consume food and drink like there will be no post-Super Bowl Monday.

photo Jay Greeson

The numbers will make your head hurt and chickens run for safety. Projections call for 1.38 billion chicken wings to be eaten on Sunday alone, and the percentages of other party favorites are through the Super roof. There is 90 percent more beer guzzled on Super Sunday than an average day, 67 percent more pizza eaten on this Sunday than a normal day. Almost 15,000 tons of chips will be crunched.

The fans spend like crazy too. Each fan spends, on average, more than $300 per day during a Super Bowl trip.