NFL players and the Black Eyed Peas aren't the only ones whose careers are kept alive by American football. Apparently when American's think football, they think chicken, and with the NFL lockout the chicken industry could be seeing a blow to business. Dear God, won't someone think of Hooters?!
Joe Sanderson Jr., CEO of poultry company Sanderson Farms said, "If we don't have Sunday football, the demand will go down tremendously, and of course, if that happens, the price will go down." Which is good for us but bad for chicken farmers struggling with the high cost of farming, which will just lead to the inevitable outsourcing to chicken farms in India.
On Super Bowl Sunday, about 450 million wings are consumed, and the National Chicken Council estimates that "1.25 billion wing portions will be consumed during Super Bowl weekend in 2011." We can only hope that sports bars start playing UFL games so we can get our wing fix. We'd even settle for the mutant ones with two bones.