A Super Rush History of the Super Bowl

Kayla Palesky About The Author

Mon, Jan 27, 2020 @ 06:48 PM

Eagle Express, Super Rush Deliveries

A day centered around food, television, and football? Is there anything more super? Well, there is one thing. Super rush deliveries throughout the Metroplex are pretty super. Consider the following scenario:


Your Frisco-based business is the key presenter at an industry Expo in Downtown Dallas. As you begin setting up your presentation, you realize you left your handouts at the office. You could spend an hour or more driving back to your office and picking up the items yourself, hoping to get back on time. You could send someone from the office, taking the away from their key tasks for the day. Or you could call one of our couriers. Super rush deliveries move in as little as 45 minutes, and you and your employees get to stick to your present tasks, no stress involved. Having someone else run your errands for you during a time crunch? That’s pretty super!


A close second, though, is the Super Bowl. While Eagle Express has been providing super rush deliveries throughout the Metroplex for nearly 40 years, the National Football League (and, formerly, the American Football league) has been providing Super Bowl entertainment for over 50 years. What, exactly, is so “super” about this tradition? Let’s find out.


Super Historic

While the Super Bowl itself has only been around for half a century, football and playoffs have been around for over 100 years. The first “bowl game” was held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California in 1902. This was a competition between the Eastern and Western conferences. The Super Bowl itself wasn’t named until 1966, but it referenced that historic game between the two reigning leagues- the AFL and the NFL. Nowadays, there’s only one league, but the Super Bowl still describes the final game of the season, declaring the champion between two conferences.


Super Food

Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest day for food consumption after Thanksgiving. It should come as no surprise that it's the busiest day of the year for pizza delivery chains. These restaurants expect to sell five times as many pizzas as on a regular Sunday. Each year, around 1.3 billion chicken wings are consumed, 11.2 million pounds of potato chips are crunched, and 4 million pounds of pretzels are munched.


Super Fans

What makes the game, of course, are the fans. This year, it is expected that 65,000 people will be in attendance at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. But the host committee believes around 200,000 people will attend side events such as viewing parties and concerts outside of the stadium. Last year’s game drew an audience of 98.2 million viewers, which was actually a decline from years prior.  


Super Expensive

There’s nothing cheap about the Super Bowl, except the entertainment. Entertainers who are honored with the task of performing at this game do so for free. However, if your business wanted to run a 30 second ad during the game, it would cost you $5 million. Tickets for the nosebleed section will run around $1000, while club level will cost you around $7300 per seat. The host city sees an economic impact of around $205 million. The true cost, though, comes the next day. It is estimated that 1 in 5 working adults will call in sick, costing US employers around $1.74 billion in lost productivity.


The Super Bowl is undoubtedly pretty super, but we like to think our work here at Eagle Express offers a rival experience, without the significant costs. In fact, when you hire Eagle Express for your third party logistics, scheduled, and super rush deliveries throughout the Metroplex, your business saves both time and money.


Your deliveries get done fast the first time, and your customers get served well by a professional, unformed courier. Get started on your next super delivery by contacting us here or by calling 214-351-5777.