Even if your home town team isn’t playing in the big game, Super Bowl is one of those events that has the attention of the entire country. In the week leading up to the game, everyone will make their predictions. There will be a lot of opportunities to watch the game in living rooms, man cave and bars.
If you’re going to a Super Bowl party, then you should go armed with these fun facts.
Almost as much attention is paid to the commercials during the Super Bowl game as the actual game itself. With average viewer numbers hovering around 100 million people, you can understand why advertisers would covet a commercial spot during the game. That will cost them. In 1967, a 30-second spot for the first Super Bowl game only cost around $40,000. Today, those spots are going for anywhere between $5 and $10 million. It depends on placement and the duration of the ad.
First Time Club
As mentioned, that first Super Bowl happened in 1967. Do you know where it was held? It happened at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. Can you remember the teams? The showdown was between the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs. The outcome? Green Bay 35 and KC 10.
The Point Spread
Sometimes you can “win” a Super Bowl bet even if your favorite team loses. That means playing the point spread. The lowest scoring game was Super Bowl LIII (2019) between New England and Los Angeles. The final scores were Patriots 13 and the Rams 3. The highest score was Super Bowl XXIV (1990) between San Francisco and Denver. That ended with 49ers scoring 55 and Denver with 10.
Which team has gone to the Super Bowl the most times? New England Patriots: 11 trips. They also tie with Pittsburgh for the most wins: 6. Ironically, that means New England is also tied for the most Super Bowl Loses with Denver at 5.
Each player on the winning Super Bowl team goes home with a ring as a thank you gift to the NFL. All together, the NFL makes 150 winning rings at a price of $5,000 a pop.
Super Bowl is the busiest day of the year for pizza delivery with over 12 million pies hitting the road. It’s also a big day for chicken wings. Americans snack on 1.3 billion wings on Super Bowl day. We also spend close to $300 million on chips and $1.3 billion in beer.
Share these fun facts slowly. It could be a long game!