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Survey Says: Super Bowl Should Be National Holiday
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A surprising new survey reveals Americans want healthier food choices at their Super Bowl parties, even though they often stick to fattening old favorites.

The survey, by the Blimpie sub chain, reveals 53 percent of Americans crave a healthier Super Bowl spread. However, 41 percent say they eat more calories on Super Bowl Sunday than Thanksgiving. And when asked the most annoying thing about a Super Bowl party - running out of food and drinks - ranked right up there with folks who can’t control their kids, people who are too serious about the game and double dipping.

Folks claim they want healthy options but the survey reveals the top Super Bowl Party foods as:

Pizza, wings, chips and salsa and subs – which thankfully have low cal options.

More than 1 out of 3 people ranked subs as their top favorite Super Bowl Party food.

The survey reveals the Super Bowl is as sacred to Americans as a fully inflated football.

More than 1 in 4 people say the Super Bowl should be a National Holiday

More than 2 in 5 people say they would sign a petition to move the Super Bowl to Saturday night.

And when it comes to favorite holiday celebrations, the Super Bowl ranked right behind Christmas as America’s #1 holiday.

The survey shows Americans love the festivities.

93 percent say they like hosting Super Bowl parties.

1 in 3 say they spend $250 or more on a Super Bowl party.

80 percent of Super Bowl hosts order in at least part of the food they provide.

But the main focus is the action on the field.

More than 40 percent say their favorite part of Super Bowl Sunday is the game itself while 25 percent say it’s the commercials.

More than 4 in 5 say they watch the entire game even if it’s a blow-out.

The survey of 344 men and women (age 21 and older) who will watch the Super Bowl this Sunday was commissioned by Blimpie, the national sub chain.