OK... When the players and coaches of the winning Super Bowl team are interviewed after the game on Sunday, most of them . . . if not ALL of them . . . will give a shout-out to GOD.
Which begs the question: Does God determine the Super Bowl winner?
Well according to a new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute, more than a quarter of Americans say YES. 27% say that God plays a role in who wins EVERY sporting event.
The survey also found that 17% of Christians admit they're more likely to watch football on Sundays than go to church.
4% of the people surveyed said that being a fan of their favorite team is a VERY IMPORTANT part of their lives . . . and 1% said it was the MOST IMPORTANT thing in their lives.
Also, on the topic of the big game...
According to the last big survey before the Super Bowl ( I hope)...
35% of us want the 49ers to win
31% want the Ravens
34% don't care.
some other stats:
Men prefer the Ravens by a 37% to 35% margin, and women want the 49ers to win by a 35% to 25% margin.
Republicans are 49er fans by a pretty big margin . . . 43% to 26%. While Democrats prefer the Ravens, 39% to 33%.
Not surprisingly, the Ravens do best in the Northeast by a big margin . . . 47% to 24% . . . while the 49ers do best in the West by another big margin, 41% to 27%.
And both the South and the Midwest lean towards the 49ers, so that explains the political split.
And finally, also not surprisingly, the top three Super Bowl snack foods are: Chips and dip . . . pizza . . . and nachos!