Sunday, February 5, 2012


Today is the Superbowl kids!  Who are you rooting for?


I want to hear who you support in the comments!

And next up, fun facts about the Superbowl:

  • 8 million pounds of guacamole (that green dip!) will be consumed today
  • 14.5 TONS of chips will be eaten
  • The average Superbowl party is 17 people
  • However, 5% of viewers will be watching all by their lonesome
  • Superbowl Sunday is the 2nd worst night of the year for alcohol related accidents :(  Don't drink and drive and don't let anyone you know drink and drive! (Ok not a 'fun' fact, I know, but important to be aware of)
  • On average, 72 footballs will be used during the Superbowl
  • In the 4 days before the Superbowl, 50 MILLION DOLLARS will be spent on food for parties!
  • Today is the biggest winter grilling day of the year!
Next up, football related YA books~

Pop by Gordon Korman
Lonely after a midsummer move to a new town, sixteen-year-old high-school quarterback Marcus Jordan becomes friends with a retired professional linebacker who is great at training him, but whose childish behavior keeps Marcus in hot water.

 Shut Out by Kody Keplinger
Fed up with the increasingly violent rivalry between the football and soccer teams at Hamilton High, Lissa and other players' girlfriends go on strike, but the girls will succeed only if their libidos can be controlled longer than the boys' can.

 Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach
Just before his sixteenth birthday, Felton Reinstein has a sudden growth spurt that turns him from a small, jumpy, picked-on boy with the nickname of "Squirrel Nut" to a powerful athlete, leading to new friends, his first love, and the courage to confront his family's past and current problems.

 Payback Time by Carl Deuker
Overweight, somewhat timid Mitch reluctantly agrees to be the sports reporter for the Lincoln High newspaper because he is determined to be a writer, but he senses a real story in Angel, a talented football player who refuses to stand out on the field--or to discuss his past.

Crackback by John Coy
Miles Manning isn't the most handsome kid in class, and he's not the smartest either. But he's really good at one thing--football. This year, his team is favored to win the conference and go to State. Everyone's pushing him to be bigger, stronger, and faster--from his coaches to his dad to his best friend. Now Miles faces a tough decision: Is he willing to do what it takes to be the best?

 Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
After spending her summer running the family farm and training the quarterback for her school's rival football team, sixteen-year-old D.J. decides to go out for the sport herself, not anticipating the reactions of those around her.

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