New Study Shows Indianapolis Hotel Estimates Were A Bust Hosting The 2012 Super Bowl

In a yet released economic study on when cities host the NFL Super Bowl, some data has leaked showing bad news for the city of Indianapolis. Continue reading →

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Why the first 3 rounds of the NFL draft are critical for teams

On April 28, 2016, the NFL will hold its annual draft. NFL teams spend millions of dollars on scouting departments
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Inflation Alert: Chicken Wings

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According to the Daily Northeast Broiler/Fryer Report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Marketing Service the price for retailers purchasing chicken wings to sell at their business has jumped by 35% compared to last year. This was reported in PRNewswire:

The average price (wholesale, not retail) of whole wings is currently $1.71/lb, up from $1.35/lb at the same time last year.

This is not the highest ever seen:

This is down significantly from when wing prices hit a record high of $2.11/lb in January, 2013.

2015 Super Bowl TV Ad Costs

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America is passionate about not only watching the end of the year contest between the top two NFL teams, but also the commercials. But how much does it cost the companies to get their ads placed during the game?

Yahoo Sports has the breakdown:

The Super Bowl ads, and presumably the Super Bowl as well, will be on NBC next year, and hoo boy, is the Peacock Network looking to cash in. Variety reports that NBC is asking $4.5 million for 30-second spots, obviously a record and a 12.5 percent increase over Fox’s rate just this past year.
Why on earth would anyone pay this much money for a single commercial? Because the Super Bowl is the most-watched television program of the year; Super Bowl XLVIII was the most-watched show in human history with 111.5 viewers.

Just ten years ago a Super Bowl ad spot ran for $2.4 Million