Today was the big game! We didn’t watch it, but we’re gonna talk about it. Rivalry on the gridiron! Big ad money! And… owls, apparently. What do owls have to do with football? Listen to find out!
Ok ok, so we didn’t watch the big game at all… but we were interested in why so many people do. What makes the NFL such ratings gold? Why do advertisers spend so much money making commercials for one day? And what the hell do owls have to do with any of this?! We were clearly a little mixed up this week, but we had fun anyway.
References for this episode:
- Fortune – Here’s How Many People Watched The Super Bowl
- Wikipedia – Most Watched TV Broadcasts in U.S. History
- Wikipedia – Most Watched TV Broadcasts
- Penn Live – Super Bowl myth exposed: These are actually the most-watched sporting events
- Washington Post – Why Do We Care About Sports So Much?
- Psychology Today – Why Are Sports Important?
- Sports Cheat Sheet – 10 Reasons Why Sports Are America’s No. 1 Priority
- Columbia Journalism Review – What science can tell sportswriters about why we love sports
- Sports Illustrated – Super Bowl commercials: How much does a spot cost in 2017?
- Stanford Business – Do Super Bowl Ads Really Work?
- How Stuff Works – How do Super Bowl commercials work?