Super Bowl by the numbers

Published: Sunday, Feb. 2 2014 9:54 p.m. MST

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Last year, more than 108 million people gathered in bars, lounges and living rooms, donning their favorite team’s apparel and eating and drinking while they cheered on their beloved players during the Super Bowl.

This year’s numbers are supposed to have been even higher.

To better examine the phenomenon, we have compiled a list that takes into consideration the economic impact of the Super Bowl, as well as some interesting economic statistics about the two teams that competed in this year's Super Bowl.

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BYUalum
South Jordan, UT

Considering all the economic problems this country faces, spending problems, welfare handouts, accumulated debt, loss of jobs, and bleak outlook for the future for many Americans, these numbers are absolutely absurd and rediculous!

The Rock
Federal Way, WA

Believe it or not, the NFL is registered as a non-profit and the head honcho has a salary of $29.9 million.

Man, I wish I was a non-profit.

Rob86
Cottonwood Heights, UT

"Absurd and ridiculous"? Is it? It's not a tax. It's not welfare. It's not even governmental. The money is spent because a market exists: millions of sports fans who are willing to pay for some entertainment.

Yes, we have economic problems, but that won't stop the private sector from capitalizing on an opportunity.

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