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Wings shortage may ruin Super Bowl for some fans

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06:28 PM ET 01.23 | We're less than two weeks away from the biggest day in professional football but the drama surrounding the game has already started. But this drama has nothing to do with Ray Lewis' final game or the Harbaugh brothers squaring off in the ultimate sibling showdown. Rather, the drama surrounds the fact that when you go to your Super Bowl party, and you ask for the chicken wings, they might not be there. The National Chicken Council released a report that stated the demand for wings this year is at "an all-time high" and that they are lowering the estimated number of wings to be consumed this year by over 12 million. Due to the high cost of corn and feed prices, chicken companies produced 1 percent fewer birds than last year, meaning we have a chicken wing shortage on our hands this year. Huffington Post reported that the supermarket cost of a pound of chicken rose in cost by over $1.97 from last year's price. So that chicken you bought last year at $0.55/per pound is now going to cost you a whopping $2.52/per pound. Basically, if you thought Y2K and the Mayan 2012 thing was a big deal, that was child's play compared to the great wing scare of 2013.

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January 23, 2013  09:51 PM ET

Creepy XLVII!!

January 23, 2013  09:57 PM ET

Why isn't this in the grocery section next to pork tenderloin?

January 23, 2013  10:05 PM ET

This article can't intimidate me!

January 23, 2013  10:13 PM ET

Remember the chicken wing shortage of 2009/2010? We had to 'make do' with tenders. <shudder>

January 23, 2013  10:24 PM ET

We are a pampered lot, aren't we?

January 23, 2013  10:27 PM ET

I already got 20 lbs 2, 10 Pound Bags at Costco!!

January 23, 2013  10:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I already got 20 lbs 2, 10 Pound Bags at Costco!!

Gonna sell em at inflated prices or keep them for personal consumption.

January 24, 2013  01:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

We are a pampered lot, aren't we?

Somethings are better with wings on it.

January 24, 2013  08:52 AM ET

I stocked up on 10 pound bags and got them listed on Ebay. Gonna make a killing!

 
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