http://urbanlegends.about.com/cs/sports/a/super_bowl.htm
n an LA Times article a few years back, renowned folklorist Alan Dundes ventured to explain why Super Bowl Sunday has become the focus of so many larger-than-life "urban beliefs" in the United States — beliefs such as:



* Every year on Super Bowl Sunday the water systems of major cities are in danger of collapsing because of so many simultaneous toilet flushings at half-time (FALSE).



* More women are physically abused by spouses and boyfriends on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year (DISPUTED)...