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Super Bowl Sunday is NOT a Day of Dread for Women

By February 3, 2013

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Don't Believe the 1993 Claims

Although the false claim first surfaced in 1993, it is still circulated via websites and email.

In 1993, a claim based only on anecdotal evidence stated that there was an increase in domestic violence on Super Bowl Sunday. As a result, news media including Good Morning America, the Associated Press, CBS, NBC, and major newspapers across the country labeled Super Bowl Sunday a "day of dread" for women.

The claim was not true then. It is not true now.

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Comments
February 5, 2008 at 11:01 am
(1) Heather says:

I think I’m the luckiest wife in the world because my husband doesn’t like sports. We tivo’d the game and buzzed through it so he had talking points for work the next day!

February 4, 2013 at 7:34 pm
(2) Pete says:

Sheri & Bob, nice job on calling the media for spreading lies in pursuit of viewers, readers, etc.

Heather, I profoundly disagree with your assertion that your husband’s distaste for football somehow makes you a lucky wife. That he feels the need to Tivo it in order to cover for not watching it could be a sign of… nevermind.

Suffice it to say, most women I’ve dated like men with healthy testosterone levels.

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