Skip the chip bowl … If you're going to a Super Bowl party or sports bar this weekend, here's a tip: Skip the chip bowl. No, seriously. Whether it's chips, nuts, crackers, pretzels or popcorn ... if it's in a large bowl that everyone can reach into, stay away -- unless, of course, you want to risk getting sick. Researchers at Cornell University were actually able to trace an increase in the flu virus in cities that have a team playing in the Super Bowl. Why?