Super Bowl Facts
The Super Bowl is the championship game of the National Football League. Every year in the United States, it is held. It was originally a game between the champions of the NFL (National Football League) and the AFL (American Football League) (American Football League). The NFC (National Football Conference) and the AFC (American Football Conference) were established when they united, and the championship game is held each year between the champions of both leagues. The Super Bowl, the NFL's championship game, is one of the most viewed programs on American television each year.
Facts about the Super Bowl that are worth knowing:
On January 15, 1967, the inaugural Super Bowl was staged. Kansas City was beaten 35-10 by the Green Bay Packers. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum hosted the event.
When the Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl for the first time, each player earned a $15,000 prize. Only $7,500 was given to the Kansas City players.
The second-largest day for food consumption in the United States is Super Bowl Sunday. The first is Thanksgiving Day.
The Super Bowl is often the most viewed television program in the United States.
In 2011, it received 111 million viewers, making it the most viewed television show in American history.
The last episode of M*A*S*H has been the most viewed television program in history for the previous 20 years. That record was broken in the 2010 Super Bowl.
It is the second-most-watched sports event in the world, after the annual UEFA Champions League final.
The price of airing an ad during the Super Bowl is higher than that of any other televised event. For 30 seconds of airtime, the average cost is $2.8 million. When the first Super Bowl was held in 1967, advertisements cost between $75,000 and $85,000 for a one-minute spot.
On Super Bowl Sunday, over 8 million pounds of guacamole are consumed. Approximately 14,500 tons of chips are eaten to dip in the guacamole.
The Super Bowl has nine of the top 10 most viewed TV broadcasts in the United States.
Because the football season spans two calendar years, Roman numerals are used in the Super Bowl (such as Super Bowl XV).
The Super Bowl is played using 72 footballs each year. Each year, about 700,000 footballs are bought for the NFL.
The San Francisco 49ers are the only club to have been in several Super Bowls without losing. They have five victories and 0 defeats thus far.
Jerry Rice, a San Francisco Hall of Famer, has eight Super Bowl touchdown receptions. Three is the next highest number.
During Super Bowl XLVII, the opposing teams' head coaches were two brothers. It was the first time this had occurred in the Super Bowl (as well as the NBA, MLB, and NHL), and it was also the first time it had happened in any post-season game in any of the four major professional sports.
The Lombardi Trophy, which is awarded to the winning NFL Super Bowl team, weighs seven pounds and is 21 inches tall, with a value of $25,000. Vince Lombardi led the Green Bay Packers to their first Super Bowl victory in 1967.