Survey says a majority of Super Bowl fans would make a “major sacrifice” to see their team win

When the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on February 7 in Super Bowl LV, some super fans are apparently willing to make a major sacrifice to see their team win. 

According to Oracle CX’s Human Habits Pulse: Super Bowl 2021 non-scientific survey of 2,000 sports fans, 22% say they’d do all the household chores for a year if their team won the Big Game, while 22% would quit drinking for a year — ironic, considering what a boozy day the Super Bowl is for millions. 

Fourteen percent say they’d pay $1,000 to see their team hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy at the end of the game, and 17% say they’d be willing to lose a week of vacation to see it happen. 

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, 23% say they’re going to be watching the Super Bowl alone this year a compared to the “before times,” while 8% say they’re attending a virtual Super Bowl Party. 

Because the pandemic has tamped down get-togethers, the survey revealed average spending for the Big Game has fallen slightly: those spending between $100 – $500 fell from 41% to 34%.  Even so, 26% say they’re more excited to watch this year due to COVID-19, while 26% say they are less excited.

That said, the Super Bowl still ranks as one of Americans’ favorite events: 15% saying it is their favorite day of the year, and the third most popular annual celebration overall, after the December holidays and Thanksgiving, in that order.

Perhaps it’s no surprise that 42% use Super Bowl Sunday as a cheat day from their New Year’s resolutions.