Hi Zooppers! Pizza Hut’s “Hut Hut Hut!” contest is stirring up some crazy fun here in Zooppa-town, and we thought you might enjoy these eight fun facts about football’s “Big Game” (you know what game we mean!)
1. More than 100 MILLION people tuned in to the “Big Game” last year. That’s almost half of all households in America sitting down to watch football — or, in some cases, just to watch the ads!
2. In 1970, anyone who wanted their ad to appear during the “Big Game” had to shell out $42,000 for 30 seconds. Now it costs $3.5 million for a 30-second spot.
3. 71 million pounds of avocados are used for guacamole for the “Big Game.” Statistics on the amount of beans and salsa used for Seven Layer Dip are unfortunately unavailable.
4. Pizza companies like Pizza Hut see a 35% rise in deliveries on the Sunday of the “Big Game.”
5. The shortest ever commercial run during the “Big Game” was just one second long: the company couldn’t even fit their own name into the ad.
6. According to the USDA, the Sunday of the “Big Game” is “the second highest day of food consumption in the United States after Thanksgiving.” So how come nobody talks about Buffalo wing comas? . . .
7. The halftime show during the “Big Game” used to feature marching bands from colleges and high schools. These days people tune in for big stars, big shows, and — on some memorable occasions — big scandals.
8: Submit a 10-15 second video of somebody saying “Hut,” and you could be featured in an ad playing before the “Big Game!” Check out the full contest brief here!