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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column wondering what it is about Super Bowl Sunday that gets people in such a frenzy.

We like football just as much as the next person, but it seems like the Super Bowl is always so blown out of proportion, and almost everyone we have spoken to lately has referred to it as an unofficial American holiday.

Unlike the ups and downs of a seven-game series, or the day-long saga of a NASCAR race, Super Bowl Sunday captures our attention for about four hours, but all the hype generated before the game suffocates the American culture for a good four weeks.

Before we even sit down to watch the actual game, hours of previous game footage of both teams has already been played on the airwaves, and pre-game shows on Sunday literately begin at dawn.

Either way, the one thing that always seems to capture our attention is the amount of emphasis placed on food. Sure, the average fan will serve up chips, dip, buffalo wings and pizza on Super Bowl Sunday, but for those looking to take their game to the next level, we found a caloric monstrosity that puts every other football smorgasbord to shame.

We stumbled upon the “Snack Food Stadium” on, and the 24,375 calorie “snack” includes a Guacamole and Queso Dip field, Slim Jim goal posts, Vienna Sausage players and stands made out of Twinkies and bacon.

Although the meal is guaranteed to clog your arteries, it will have your football-loving friends patting you on the back until the next Super Bowl.

It’s Monday, and we’re on YouTube looking up all those commercials everyone seems to be talking about.

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