Lots of football lately with some great Wild Card games last weekend (congrats Giants fans) and then the Super Bowl only a few weeks away. Even if you’re not a huge football fan you can probably enough some tasty wings while watching. But when did wings become so associated with watching football?
It really started back around 1979 with the invention of Satellite Television. More and more people were watching games at restaurants and bars for extended periods of time. The usual bar nuts, pretzels and popcorn weren’t enough to hold people over. Things like pizza and ribs were too heavy and filling, so chicken wings became the perfect solution. Cheap, easy to make, and just filling enough to hold you over while you watch your favorite team win or lose.
It’s been a yummy tradition ever since.
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