Exactly how big is the Super Bowl? For the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers, it’s life-altering. For advertisers, it’s arguably the most important day of the year. For Jerry Jones and the city of Dallas, it’s a gold rush. For the casual fan, it’s the best sporting event going. For the die-hard fan, it’s three hours of unrivaled anxiety. For single women, it’s better than sex.
The popular dating website Zoosk.com conducted an interesting survey recently regarding the Super Bowl. They surveyed over 1,000 singles to get some of their thoughts about the big game, and what they found was intriguing to say the least. Probably the most shocking discovery was that 73 percent of single women responded that they would rather watch the Super Bowl than have sex, compared to only 50 percent of men.
To me, that’s particularly surprising considering these people are actively looking for love and not married women who could be sick of their husbands. Then again, we already know football fans have better sex after their favorite team seals a victory, so maybe it’s all relative. That just goes to show you how strongly the NFL has built its brand and how important their championship has become.
The other fun discovery made by Zoosk was that men chose Brett Favre most often (32 percent of the time) as a player they’d “want to grab a beer with,” while women chose Tom Brady (32 percent of the time). Brady makes sense, but if I were a single guy I wouldn’t want to be having lunch with and taking pointers from a guy who allegedly sexually harasses women. Not to mention, there’s no telling what might come out once the beer starts flowing.
Here’s hoping there will be no lockout in 2011.
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