'Know-it-all' the worst Super Bowl guest

Jan. 30, 2013 at 4:03 PM
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WHITING, Ind., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- A U.S. survey indicates the worst Super Bowl party guest is the "know-it-all" -- the one who knows all there is to know on football, food and commercials.

The survey, conducted for CouponCabin.com, by Harris Interactive found 52 percent of U.S. adults said the know-it-all was the worst party guest, but there were several other types of annoying party guests.

The survey also found:

-- 41 percent said the remote dominator -- a person who won't stop controlling the volume, changing the settings and flipping channels -- was the most annoying.

-- 38 percent said the worst guest was the social butterfly. Someone who doesn't watch the game and doesn't stop talking.

-- 21 percent said they disliked the super fan, who doesn't let anyone forget by being decked out in his/her favorite team's gear and team colors.

-- 18 percent said the dieter, who counts calories on one of the most celebrated days of junk food and snacks, was the most annoying.

-- 13 percent said the commercial watcher, the person who only pays attention during the commercials, was the most annoying.

Sixty-one percent of U.S. adults said they planned to watch the Super Bowl this year, up from 56 percent last year, but 70 percent of men said they would watch, compared to 52 percent of women.

Thirty-seven percent of U.S. adults said they've bet on the outcome of a Super Bowl game in the past.

The survey found of the U.S. adults who said they have ever bet on a Super Bowl:

-- 43 percent said they won $100 or more.

-- 12 percent said they won $201 to $500.

-- 10 percent said they won $501 or more.

-- 90 percent said they lost money betting on the Super Bowl.

The survey of 2,103 U.S. adults was conducted Jan. 14-16. This online survey was not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error could be calculated.

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