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BREAKING NEWS: The good people of Ohio love their concession stand delicacies, especially nacho cheese.
Buckeye Nation ate through 8 tons of nacho cheese, 200 gallons of mustard and 25,165 boxes of popcorn at Ohio Stadium this football season. https://t.co/cUjPXSIFrP— Eleven Warriors (@11W) February 18, 2019
While eight tons is a visually startling number to read, the statistic isn't overly surprising when you break it down. Ohio Stadium holds just under 103,000 people and its estimated that about 713,000 people watched Ohio State football games there this past season, which is a significant amount of traffic. Plus, Ohio is a state that is not only known for its dairy production but also its frigid winters, so it's understandable that the Ohioans attending the chilly late-fall and winter games at Ohio Stadium could be turning to nacho cheese as a form of external heat.
Here are some fun statistics to put this amount of cheese into context:
Ohio Stadium went through 8 tons of nacho cheese last season, by our rough calculations that’s approx:— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) February 18, 2019
• 13,789,000 calories
• 56.4 kg of sodium
• 1016 kg of fathttps://t.co/RBJDnAwYEQ
- The eight tons of nacho cheese eaten equates to 16,000 pounds or
The Buckeyes will have a lot on their plate next year when 2018 offensive coordinator Ryan Day takes over for longtime head coach Urban Meyer, but FanDuel Sportsbook already has them as early contenders for 2019-20 FBS Championship at (+1200), which is good enough for fourth.
Stay tuned to see if oddsmakers add a prop bet for tons of cheese consumed in 2019. I'm thinking you've got to hammer the over if they give you anything under 10 tons, but that's purely speculation.
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