Super Bowl Sunday has turned into a holiday for most peopleMoorhead, MN (WDAY TV) -- Meantime more than 100-million people are expected to watch the game. Superbowl Sunday has turned into a holiday for most people.
By: Becky Parker, WDAY
Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) -- Meantime more than 100-million people are expected to watch the game. Superbowl sunday has turned into a holiday for most people.
Kirsten Henning is picking up some items at the grocery store...
Henning: "Taco seasoning, sour cream, green peppers..."
Getting ready to prepare her share of a sort of Super Bowl potluck.
Henning: "I'm going to go to my sister's apartment over at NDSU and we're having this big Super Bowl party. I'm going to make taco dip and bring some fresh veggies over there."
For many, Super Bowl Sunday is a bona fide holiday. A time for friends, family, and of course, food.
Henning: "I think the food is a big part of the Super Bowl."
A Nielsen survey says 9 out of 10 people will enjoy the game from home.
John Widner: "We eat a lot of treats and share some times, watch the commercials."
And like with any other holiday, it can take a toll on your pocketbook. The Retail, Advertising, and Marketing Association expects consumers to spend more than $68 per person on the Super Bowl.
That's a lot of taco dip... and a record in Super Spending. Tradition is also a big part of the celebration.
Every year, John Widner gets together with friends in Detroit Lakes to watch the big game, and everything that goes along with it.
Widner: "There's people that come to the party who don't even like football. They don't watch football all year round, but they just come to visit. The game kind of gets to be a sideline, until maybe the end, if it's close.
The owner of the fantasy football website started a petition to make the Monday after the Super Bowl a national holiday.