Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday is the day on which the Super Bowl, the National Football League (NFL)'s annual championship game, is played. It is usually observed on the first Sunday in February and is sometimes referred to as an unofficial national holiday. The 53rd annual event, Super Bowl LIII, occurred on February 3, 2019. Festivities for Super Sunday typically involve groups of people gathering to watch the game. Both "Super Sunday" and "Super Bowl Sunday" are registered trademarks of the National Football League.[1]

Super Sunday
Super Bowl Sunday Military
United States Air Force Super Bowl Party.
Official nameSuper Sunday
Also calledSuper Bowl Sunday
Observed byUnited States, Canada, and internationally
DateFirst Sunday in February
2018 dateFebruary 4
2019 dateFebruary 3
2020 dateFebruary 2
2021 dateFebruary 7


Although not an official holiday, Super Sunday is an occasion when many families and friends gather together to watch the game, including those who are not normally football fans.[2][3] Although sports bars have historically been busy on Super Sunday in the past, it is becoming more common for people to watch the game from home. This is due in part to the increasing size of home televisions in the United States as well as the attempts of budget conscious consumers to save money.[4][5]

Because watching the Super Bowl is so popular, stores are often empty during the game, particularly in the regions represented by the two teams playing in the Super Bowl,[6] and water usage drops, with significant rises in use during halftime and after the game, as fans use the bathroom.[7] Additionally, churches sometimes cancel afternoon or evening services on Super Sunday, hold football-themed charity drives, or deliver sermons designed to appeal to male members of the congregation.[8][9][10]

NFL executives have called for a three-day weekend in order to allow fans to celebrate the event, and there is thought to be a loss of productivity in the American work force on Monday after the event.[11][12] The television network carrying the game (either CBS, Fox, or NBC) will usually devote the entire day's programming schedule to the game, with extended pregame shows, NFL Films retrospectives of the previous season, and special versions of the Sunday morning talk shows in the morning and afternoon hours leading into the game. Competing networks, due to the severe loss of viewers to the Super Bowl festivities, generally resort to low-cost counterprogramming measures like the Puppy Bowl.[13]


Large amounts of food and alcohol are consumed on Super Sunday.[11][14][15] The event is the second-largest food consumption event in the United States, behind only Thanksgiving dinner,[16] and some police departments have noticed a dramatic increase in drunk driving on Super Sunday.[15]

Rams and Patriots cakes
Cakes bearing the logos of the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots ahead of Super Bowl LIII

Super Sunday food is usually served buffet style, rather than as a sit-down meal. Foods traditionally eaten on Super Sunday include buffalo wings, chili, baby back ribs, dipping sauces, pizza, and potato chips.[16][17] Many pizza delivery businesses see their order numbers double as roughly 60 percent of the take out ordered on Super Sunday is pizza. Roughly 28,000,000 pounds (13,000,000 kg) of chips, 1.25 billion chicken wings, and 8,000,000 pounds (3,600,000 kg) of guacamole are consumed during Super Sunday.[17][18]


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Compton Cricket Club

The Compton Cricket Club (CCC), or the "Homies and the Popz", is a cricket club based in Compton, Los Angeles County, California, USA. The CCC is the only all American-born exhibition cricket team. The CCC has toured to the UK 4 times (last time in 2001) and most recently to Australia in February 2011.

The night of the photo shoot for an ad campaign featuring the CCC modelling the new National English Football jersey in LA, held on Super Bowl Sunday 2009, one of the team members was an innocent bystander in a drive-by shooting in Compton and died. This Ad campaign featured in British GQ magazine on a 2-page spread in 2009. That same night the future manager for the team's historic February 2011 Australian tour was at the photoshoot meeting the team for the very first time.

David Doyle (producer)

David Doyle is an American television producer.

He has produced factual and entertainment television programs since 1995.

Doyle has developed and produced original factual and entertainment projects with numerous broadcast and cable networks and was at the heart of the televised poker boom, having produced nine distinct poker programs for four different networks including NBC’s Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament and ESPN’s United States Poker Championship. His varied career includes work on projects ranging from independent, single-camera documentaries such as the critically acclaimed PBS series Lords of the Mafia, to pilots, series and specials for cable nets including Sci Fi Channel, TNT, VH1, Travel Channel and Comedy Central, to live multi-camera broadcast specials such as the Academy Awards and the primetime Emmy Awards.

Doyle was the Vice President of Program Development and Production for Discovery Communications Animal Planet. During his tenure at Animal Planet Doyle made a significant impact on a variety of projects including the network’s most watched special to date, the primetime Emmy nominated Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real aka The Last Dragon (docudrama). Also, Meerkat Manor, the critically acclaimed wildlife docu-soap series that Doyle brought to the network, was watched by more households than any other series premiere in the network’s history and continues to perform so well in subsequent seasons that it has spawned a feature film, Flower: Queen of the Kalahari. Additionally, David was instrumental in developing timely programs on topical issues such as Tsunami: Animal Instincts and Animal Planet Heroes: Hurricane Rescues & Animal Planet Heroes: Hurricane Reunions as well as whimsical programs the likes of The World’s Ugliest Dog Competition, and the counter-programming stunt Puppy Bowl that garners over 7.5 million viewers on Super Bowl Sunday annually. Under Doyle’s watch, content improvements and ratings goals were achieved on such network program stalwarts as Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, Planet’s Funniest Animals and the Animal Cops franchise.

Doyle produced two radio morning shows in San Diego, California and one of the first daily web-based comedy shows for MSN, Second City Headline News. He began his show business career as an award-winning comedian/magician performing at clubs and colleges across the nation and made guest appearances on several national television programs.

In 2014 Doyle received a Daytime Emmy Award for the series "Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin" in the category Outstanding Travel Program, in 2015 for the series The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation in the category Outstanding Special Class Program and two more in 2016, for the series Sea Rescue in the category Outstanding Children's Series and also for the series Lucky Dog in the category Outstanding Special Class Program.

Hallmark holiday

"Hallmark holiday" is a term used predominantly in the United States to describe a holiday that is perceived to exist primarily for commercial purposes, rather than to commemorate a traditionally or historically significant event. The name comes from Hallmark Cards, a privately owned American company, that benefits from such manufactured events through sales of greeting cards and other items. Holidays that have been referred to as "Hallmark holidays" include Grandparents Day, Sweetest Day, Boss's Day, and Secretaries' Day. Some people also consider St. Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and Father's Day to be such days. The Hallmark corporation maintains that it "can't take credit for creating holidays."

Lightlessness Is Nothing New

Lightlessness Is Nothing New is the third LP by rock band Maps & Atlases, released on June 1, 2018 through Barsuk Records. It is the first release by the band following a six-year hiatus from recording.

Matt Fulks

Matt Fulks is an American sports journalist, author, broadcaster and feature writer. He has written for Kansas City's Metro Sports, and his work has appeared in various newspapers and publications including The Kansas City Star and USA Today's Sports Weekly.

NBA Sunday Showcase

"Kyrie Irving outduels Russell Westbrook, Paul George as Celtics beat Thunder".

NBA Sunday Showcase on ABC is a presentation of Sunday afternoon broadcasts of National Basketball Association (NBA) games that are produced by ESPN and televised on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). As of 2018, the Sunday Showcase season always begins on Super Bowl Sunday.

National Freedom Day

National Freedom Day is a United States observance on February 1 honoring the signing by Abraham Lincoln of a joint House and Senate resolution that later became the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. President Lincoln signed the Amendment outlawing slavery on February 1, 1865, although it was not ratified by the states until later.

Pan American Aviation Day

Pan American Aviation Day is a United States Federal Observance Day observed December 17. According to 36 U.S.C. § 134, on Pan American Aviation Day the president calls on "all officials of the United States Government, the chief executive offices of the States, territories, and possessions of the United States, and all citizens to participate in the observance of Pan American Aviation Day to further, and stimulate interest in, aviation in the American countries as an important stimulus to the further development of more rapid communications and a cultural development between the countries of the Western Hemisphere."The date commemorates the first successful flight of a mechanically propelled heavier-than-air craft, accomplished on December 17, 1903, by the Wright brothers near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

Pimento cheese

In the cuisine of the Southern United States, pimento cheese is a spread or relish made with cheese, mayonnaise and pimentos. It is served on bread, crackers and vegetables, or in sandwiches. Pimento cheese sandwiches are a signature item at the professional golf Masters Tournament.

Puppy Bowl

The Puppy Bowl is an annual television program on Animal Planet that mimics an American football game similar to the Super Bowl, using puppies. Shown each year on Super Bowl Sunday, the show consists of footage of a batch of puppies at play inside a model stadium, with commentary on their actions. The first Puppy Bowl was shown on February 6, 2005, opposite Super Bowl XXXIX. The puppies featured in the Puppy Bowl are from shelters.

Souper Bowl of Caring

The Souper Bowl of Caring utilizes Super Bowl weekend in America to mobilize young people to fight hunger and poverty in their local communities. Its vision is to transform Super Bowl weekend (the weekend of the first Sunday in February) into America's largest youth-led weekend of giving and serving. Young people collect monetary and food donations during the week leading up to Super Bowl Sunday. 100% of the money and food is then given directly to local charities of the group's choice.Started in 1990 at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina, the Souper Bowl of Caring has branched out to include schools, businesses and congregations of all faiths. Together, they have raised more than $143 million in monetary and food donations. In 2008 alone, more than 14,000 groups collected over $10 million.The Souper Bowl of Caring has gained national attention, securing partnerships with NFL Teams, in addition to finding National Advocates in former President and Mrs George H.W. Bush and former President and Mrs Jimmy Carter.

Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL) where the champion of the National Football Conference (NFC) competes against the champion of the American Football Conference (AFC). The game is the culmination of a regular season that begins in the late summer of the previous calendar year. Normally, Roman numerals are used to identify each game, rather than the year in which it is held. For example, Super Bowl I was played on January 15, 1967, following the 1966 regular season. The sole exception to this naming convention tradition occurred with Super Bowl 50, which was played on February 7, 2016, following the 2015 regular season, and the following year, the nomenclature returned to Roman numerals for Super Bowl LI, following the 2016 regular season. The upcoming Super Bowl is Super Bowl LIV, scheduled for February 2, 2020, following the 2019 regular season.

The game was created as a part of the merger agreement between the NFL and its then-rival, the American Football League (AFL). It was agreed that the two's champion teams would play in the AFL–NFL World Championship Game until the merger was to officially begin in 1970. After the merger, each league was re-designated as a "conference", and the game has since been played between the conference champions to determine the NFL's league champion. Currently, the National Football Conference leads the league with 27 wins to 26 wins for the American Football Conference. The Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots have the most Super Bowl championship titles, with six. The New England Patriots have the most Super Bowl appearances, with eleven. Tom Brady has six Super Bowl rings, which is the record for the most rings won by a single player.

The day on which the Super Bowl is played, now considered by some as an unofficial American national holiday, is called "Super Bowl Sunday". It is the second-largest day for U.S. food consumption, after Thanksgiving Day. In addition, the Super Bowl has frequently been the most-watched American television broadcast of the year; the seven most-watched broadcasts in U.S. television history are Super Bowls. In 2015, Super Bowl XLIX became the most-watched American television program in history with an average audience of 114.4 million viewers, the fifth time in six years the game had set a record, starting with Super Bowl XLIV, which itself had taken over the number-one spot held for 27 years by the final episode of M*A*S*H. The Super Bowl is also among the most-watched sporting events in the world, almost all audiences being North American, and is second to the UEFA Champions League final as the most watched annual sporting event worldwide.The NFL restricts the use of its "Super Bowl" trademark; it is frequently called the Big Game or other generic terms by non-sponsoring corporations. Because of the high viewership, commercial airtime during the Super Bowl broadcast is the most expensive of the year, leading to companies regularly developing their most expensive advertisements for this broadcast. As a result, watching and discussing the broadcast's commercials has become a significant aspect of the event. In addition, popular singers and musicians including Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Janet Jackson, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Whitney Houston, and Lady Gaga have performed during the event's pre-game and halftime ceremonies.

Super Bowl Sunday (This Is Us)

"Super Bowl Sunday" is the fourteenth episode of the second season of the American television drama series This Is Us, and the thirty-second overall. It was written by showrunner Dan Fogelman, and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. It was broadcast on February 4, 2018, on NBC in the United States. In the episode, on Super Bowl Sunday of 1998, the Pearsons' house catches fire. The Pearson family manages to escape, but Jack ultimately dies. In present day, the children and Rebecca watch the Super Bowl game remembering Jack.

The episode originally aired immediately following the broadcast of Super Bowl LII. "Super Bowl Sunday" was seen by 26.97 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research, making it the most watched episode of This Is Us so far. It became the highest-rated scripted entertainment telecast on television since the 2008 post-Super Bowl episode of House.

Super Bowl counterprogramming

Although it is consistently one of the most watched television programs in the United States annually, broadcasters have sometimes attempted to intentionally counterprogram against the Super Bowl by running new programming against the game as an alternative, such as special episodes of existing series, one-off special presentations, and previews of new series, typically during its halftime break.

The most prominent success of the concept came in 1992, when Fox broadcast a special, live edition of its sketch comedy program In Living Color during halftime at Super Bowl XXVI, taking advantage of the then-unpopular format of Super Bowl halftime shows. The special drew 22 million viewers, prompting the NFL to book more prominent pop music acts to perform at future Super Bowl halftime shows to compete.

Broadcasters who do not air original programming against the Super Bowl will typically air reruns of existing programming—sometimes as marathons, prior to and during the game; in recent years, as they all broadcast NFL games or have ties to an outlet who does—and three of them alternate airing the game yearly—the United States' four major television networks have rarely broadcast new programming against the Super Bowl in an effort to protect the game's viewership as a sign of respect. Some cable channels and digital platforms have still attempted to air original programming intended as an alternative to halftime or the game itself (such as Animal Planet's annual Puppy Bowl special).

Super Sunday

Super Sunday may refer to:

Super Sunday (TV series), a 1980s American cartoon anthology series from Sunbow and Marvel Productions featuring Hasbro characters

Super Sunday (phone-a-thon), the annual phone-a-thon fundraising drives held by Jewish federations throughout North America, on various Sundays of the year

Super Sunday or "Super Bowl Sunday", the Sunday of the National Football League's championship game, the Super Bowl

Ford Super Sunday, the live Sunday afternoon Premiership football broadcast on Sky Sports in the UK

Super Sunday (computer game), a 1986 video game published by Avalon Hill for the Apple II and Commodore 64

"Super Sunday", in New Orleans, refers to one of the annual celebrations staged by Mardi Gras Indian tribes, and held in Uptown, Downtown, or the west bank of New Orleans

Super Soul Sunday, an American daytime television talk show hosted by Oprah Winfrey, airing on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network every Sunday morning at 11/10c

Trap Back

Trap Back is the thirtieth mixtape by American rapper Gucci Mane. The mixtape dropped on February 5, 2012, coinciding with Super Bowl Sunday. It was Gucci Mane's first major recording project following his release from jail at the end of 2011, a year in which he had spent a total of six months incarcerated. Trap Back was conceived as a "comeback mixtape" for the rapper after years of legal troubles and career setbacks.

Hosted by DJ Holiday, Trap Back includes beats by nine producers across its 19 tracks. The mixtape recording sessions marked Gucci Mane's first sustained collaboration with Mike Will Made It; in addition to producing five songs, Mike Will stayed in-studio for the duration of the recording sessions, providing the rapper with both encouragement and unusually direct critiques. On Trap Back, Gucci Mane raps about topics familiar to his work like drugs, sex, and life in the trap. Songs on the mixtape feature guest appearances from Future, 2 Chainz, Waka Flocka Flame, Jadakiss, Yo Gotti, Rocko, and Chilly Chill. According to reviewers, the musical and lyrical tone of the album fluctuates from menacing and sinister to playful and humorous.

Trap Back and one of its songs, "Plain Jane", were popular successes for Gucci Mane. On the mixtape website DatPiff, Trap Back has been designated "2× Platinum" with over 500,000 downloads. Critics generally praised Trap Back for Gucci Mane's lyrics and for the production, particularly Mike Will Made It's contributions, and most reviews cited the mixtape as an improvement compared to Gucci Mane's recent preceding works. In retrospect, critics and Gucci Mane himself have described the mixtape as the launch of a mid-career resurgence in both the quality of his music and his popularity.

Woody's Chicago Style

Woody's Chicago Style is a franchise hot dog company based in the Denver, Colorado, area, serving Chicago-style hot dogs.

Woody's was started by the Meyer family in 1987 in Honolulu, Hawaii, as a special events concession company. The family of five would do various events ranging from "Family Sunday" at the Bishop Museum to Super Bowl Sunday at the home of known public figures, catering event at the famous Magnum, P.I. house and UH football games, including the Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium.

Since their inception, Woody's has constantly worked on doing more with less. In the early 1990s, Woody's started a few regular locations around the island. These locations included the Bishop Museum, Dole Food Company, Dole Pineapple Cannery, Pay-N-Pak, Scofield, Hickam, Pearl Harbor, Camp Smith, Tripler Hospital, Hawaii Maritime Museum, Waikiki and Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center. Within a few years, the blossoming relationship with Pay n Pac's Home Improvement Warehouse allowed Woody's the opportunity to open a concession at the newest hardware concept, Eagle Hardware & Garden.

Within a year, Eagle offered Woody's the rights to open franchises in new stores in Colorado, California, Nevada and Arizona. Hawaii is still remembered as one of Woody's most recognized market.

In 1998, Eagle Hardware was purchased by the hardware mega-giant Lowe's. After the purchase, Lowe's approached Woody's about providing service to as many of their stores as possible. Locations opened from Hawaii to North Carolina.

Woody's transitioned their name upon their growth on the Mainland to Woody's Chicago Style and the corporate office was then moved in 2000 to Morrison Colorado and then finally to their own facility in 2009 to Lakewood, Colorado.

Woody's has had a drastic decline in franchised locations in the last 5 years due to the economic recession. Poor leadership can also be considered a contributing factor. In an email sent to a former franchisee following their declared bankruptcy in 2005 co-founder Coe. D Meyer stated "your foolish people to think you can just walk away from a franchisee commitment with no recourse" while later saying "I suggest you retain an attorney as you are going to need one" after earlier threatening wage garnishment. In a 2002 article Coe D Meyer said average pre-tax revenue of their hot dog stands could reach "$150,000 a year" then continued to mention one that would be reaching "$300,000 that year" as well.

In 2018, nearly all of their locations are closed, peaking at 86 after stating on their website Lowe's "awarded 300 to developing stores in the west" in the early 2000s

Wright Brothers Day

Wright Brothers Day (December 17) is a United States national observation. It is codified in the US Code, and commemorates the first successful flights in a heavier-than-air, mechanically propelled airplane, that were made by Orville and Wilbur Wright on December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. On September 24, 1959 U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared December 17 to be Wright Brothers Day.Wright Brothers Day was announced as an official commemorative day in Ohio, on October 5, 2011, celebrating 100 years of practical flight for the Wright Brothers.

United States Holidays, observances, and celebrations in the United States
American Heart Month
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Transgender Pride Month
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Varies (year round)

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