The snacking habits of Ravens fans
If you had to guess what Ravens and Redskin fans say their favorite game-day snack is, what would it be?
I wouldn't have said wings; but according to a recent survey, wings and chips or other salty snacks (which would have been my guess) are tied at the top the list.
They are followed by spreads -- another unllkely choice -- to go on crackers or veggies.
Hey, this is a surprise: 82 percent of fans say none or only a few of the foods they eat during a football game would be considered healthy or "better for you" (better than what it doesn't say, which is kind of scary). ...
Other football snack traditions among those surveyed in the Baltimore/Washington area included brats, chili and crab.
Thanksgiving and the December holidays came in first and second on the list of times most calories are consumed, of course; but during the Superbowl came in third, beating out both New Year's Eve and birthdays. Of course, that could be just the beer.
Twelve percent of those surveyed said they bought their football-watching snacks at restaurants, caterers, gourmet food stores or delicatessens. That must have annoyed the supermarket chain that conducted the survey, Shoppers Food & Pharmacy.
(Robert K. Hamilton/Sun photographer)