The quips have been rampant this week as we approach what has been dubbed the Bud Bowl. And it has nothing to do with the King of Beers.
The bud of which we speak is of the marijuana variety. Weed. Pot. Grass. Ganja. Sticky Icky. Chronic. Herb. Bud.
Football fans were quick to point out that the two teams playing in this year's Super Bowl - the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos - represent states where smoking Mary Jane is legal. They're playing in a "Super Bowl" - get it?
This all begs the question: With the Super Bowl traditionally being second only to Thanksgiving in the amount of food consumed in one day in the United States, will the munchies push this year's event into first place?
And speaking of munchies, any bar or lounge worth its salt on a margarita glass will be holding a Super Bowl party on SUNDAY (Feb. 2). Music clubs that normally host live music – like the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St., and the Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. – will be using their stages for snack spreads in celebration of the annual pigskin classic. Even dance party Mecca House of Loom, 1012 S. 10th St., is giving DJs a break for the big game and instead will host a chicken wing contest (details HERE).
By the way, did you know that 1.25 BILLION chicken wings will be consumed on Sunday? That figure, from the National Chicken Council's 2014 Wing Report (yeah, it's a thing), is 20 million more than last year. (Again, the munchies factor coming into play.)
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A little digit delight to prime yourself for Super Bowl XLVIII