I really like Super Bowl Sunday. I like football, but I also like joining friends and family for good food and drink. Believe it or not, the day of the Super Bowl has become the second largest day of food consumption in the United States (after Thanksgiving).
The first Super Bowl was in 1967 and was a game designed to determine a champion between the old National Football League and the American Football League winners. Lamar Hunt, architect of the AFL and owner of the Kansas City Chiefs, came up with the name of the game. He chose "Super Bowl" as a take-off on his daughter's favorite toy, the "Super Ball." The first game took place in Los Angeles and featured the Chiefs against the Green Bay Packers.
As they say, the rest is history. With each year, the Super Bowl has grown to be bigger and bigger. Even though the game itself has become a celebrity mecca and ticket broker heaven, the public has latched on to the Super Bowl concept as a relief from winter doldrums and a wonderful excuse to have a party. The Super Bowl is the most watched television broadcast of most years, but the actual game almost becomes secondary to the beer, dips, chili, and wings.
So it's time to start planning your Super Bowl Sunday, February 7, 2010. This year's event, featuring the New Orleans Saints vs. the Indianapolis Colts, is sure to be a thriller. Plan your menu and get pumped up for fun. Stop by Cincinnati's Findlay Market for fresh produce, meats, Belgian waffles, gelato, and all your Super Bowl supplies. Check out our Super Guacamole Bowl display, too, at Daisy Mae's Market. We've got everything you need to get your party started!