NEENAH, Wis., Jan. 15, 2007 – It's the Big Game, and you, like millions of other TV viewers, adamantly wait until halftime to use the bathroom.

Then, with just a few minutes before the game resumes, a toilet clog triggers a catastrophe.

Every year, one-in-five Americans face a clogged toilet, often at halftime. In fact, 90 million toilets will be flushed during halftime of the upcoming Big Game, which is equal to the amount of water that flows over Niagara Falls for seven minutes. Legend has it that this mass flush, known as the Great Halftime Flush, will trigger America's pipe systems to explode.

The SCOTT Clog Clinic, a leading authority on common-sense solutions for eliminating clogged toilets, is back to provide support. This year, SCOTT® Tissue has teamed up with football superstar Mike Ditka to educate people about how choosing the right toilet paper can spell the difference between a quick flush and a big gush.

"During the Big Game, the pressure to win is always intense in the locker room," said Ditka. "And, the thing is, not only does the team feel the pressure, but the fans and their bathrooms do too. See, during halftime, so many johns are flushed, they go into overtime mode. All that water pressure can cause serious clogs so, it's important to prepare!"

SCOTT "Share Your Cloggiest Moment" Contest

The SCOTT Clog Clinic invites Americans to share their worst toilet clog disasters in the SCOTT "Share Your Cloggiest Moment" Contest. Emotional trauma loves company and, by visiting the Clog Clinic's online headquarters at, people can describe their most traumatic clog experiences. Judges will review the entries and select the Cloggiest Moment of 2007. The grand prize? SCOTT® Tissue will give the winner $25,000 to flush his or her worries away!

Jets Insider Top Stories