Super Bowl 2013 Wing Shortage Looms Before Big Game

There might not be enough chicken wings to meet the demand for this year's Super Bowl.
2:42 | 01/25/13

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With the super bowl a week from sunday, a lot of people are already making up their party menus for the big game. And apparently there is a crisis looming about a super bowl staple. We're talking about chicken wings. Oh, no. Will there be enough? Darren ravel is our wingman. Is there something on my face? You're a wing person? I am. That's the majority -- you have a lot on your face. I'm eating. For the past decade, the popularity of the chicken wing has soared, as football fans have spent sundays eating them by the bucketfull. But is there enough supply for our demand? The chicken wing has been around for a long time. A quick bite of delicious fried goodness. And if there ever was a season of the wing, this is it. Super bowl time. THE 49ers ARE GOING TO THE Super bowl. Reporter: Some wing fans are now reeling, after word that demand for the humble, little wing has grown too big. Will there be enough for all of us come sunday? Or will some be crying foul? Harbaugh goes crazy on the sideline. Reporter: In order to have chicken wings, we, of course, need chickens. And rumors are flying that there's just not enough of them to satisfy our wing-eating culture. The supply is limited by the number of chickens and demand for other chicken parts. I mean, suppliers aren't creating demand for just the wings. They have to find other things to do with the chickens, as well. The national chicken council, says 1.2 billion wings will be eaten on super bowl sunday, alone. Lay all those wings out end-to-end, and you get a WINGSPAN REACHING FROM THE 49ers Candlestick park to the baltimore ravens stadium 27 times. But none of the major chains we spoke to said they're worried about running out for the big game. That doesn't mean that at some point we won't be getting the short end of the chick. Sorry. I had a lot of pun there's. But had to use that one. Putting more pressure on the supply with last summer's drought, combined with using that corn crop used to feed the chicken with ethanol. Will you be serving or eating chicken wings on super bowl sunday? And 35% of you said yes. Let's come up with a ten-wing chick chicken. We can genetically engineer anything. We need these things. This is serious. Welcome, darren rovell. Love this man.

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