Pizza and football just seem to go together in America. The only thing that might be more popular is wings. "We're making 600 wings. We've probably got 450 of them sold," said Aldinger. Football is often compared to battle. One team imposing its will on the other. Lombardi's is preparing for a little chaos of their own. "When it gets busy it get fun. Everybody gets a little crazy and that's what we like," said Aldinger.
On the other side of Henderson. "We have really picked up today." Frank Gibson has had a long day of barbecuing. "I got here a little after four this morning." Thomason's Barbecue is closed on Sunday, making Saturday exceptionally busy. "Well we sold out of chickens today, sold a lit of ribs, and a lot of pork." Gibson says many buy the barbecue before game day and keep it cool until kick off. "We've had a few big jobs. I think there's one 30 lb. pork order." Gibson says January is a particularly slow month for barbecue and he's happy to get the extra business this time of year.
But if you ask him to explain why barbecue is so popular with football fans, he'd rather punt. "You know I'm not sure, but they seem to like it."
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