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Super Bowl Sunday is almost here! The event is one of the most widely watched sporting spectacles across the globe each year. Pitting each year’s two best NFL teams against each other, the Super Bowl is almost always filled with tension, drama and moments of sporting greatness. In preparation of Sunday’s game, here are 20 amazing Super Bowl facts.
How expensive are the ad?
Super Bowl ads have reportedly increased in price by 76% over the last 10 years. The cost for broadcasting an advert is roughly around $5 millon (this does not include the production costs).
Did you know how much food in consumed during the event?
It is estimated that 1.25 billion chicken wings and 11.2 million pounds of potatoes chips will be eaten during the game by spectators whilst 325.5 gallons of beer will be drunk.
When did they start using Roman numerals?
The game between the New York Jets and the Baltimore Colts in 1969 was the first time the league used Roman numerals and the official “Super Bowl” name. The Jets went on to beat the Colts 16-7 and Joe Namath continued on a path that would eventually lead him to the Hall of Fame. They use Roman numerals because the football season falls in two calendar years.
How many languages is it broadcast in?
The Super Bowl is broadcast in 34 languages.
It’s not all about the players
While most fans are transfixed on the players, the coaches are also widely celebrated. For Super Bowl XV, The Raiders’ Tom Flores, of Hispanic descent, became the first minority coach to win the game. In 2007, Tony Dungy became the first Black coach to win the Super Bowl. The Indianapolis Colts coach competed against his friend and protegé Lovie Smith, making them the first two Black coaches to lead the game.
When was the first Super Bowl?
The first Super Bowl was held on January 15, 1967, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.. The Green Bay Packers defeated Kansas City 35-10.
Who has caught the most passes?
Jerry Rice, a San Francisco Hall of Famer, has caught eight touchdown passes in the Super Bowl. The second highest is three.
Which player has scored the most points?
Again, Jerry Rice! Rice’s eight touchdowns helped him secure another record. His 48 points scored are the most in Super Bowl history.
Which team has won the most Super Bowls?
Pittsburgh steelers! The Pittsburgh Steelers (6–2) have won the most with six championships, while both the Dallas Cowboys (5–3) and the San Francisco 49ers (5–1) have five wins.
Do players get a bonus for playing?
Winning the Super Bowl has more advantages than just a Lombardi Trophy. Players on the winning team take home $97,000 per person, while each losing player pockets $49,000.
Has a Super Bowl ever gone into overtime?
Nope! Although many games have been close, there has never been one to reach overtime.
Which teams have never made it all the way?
The Jaguars, Browns, Lions and Texans are the only four teams to never reach the Super Bowl in the modern era.
Which player has the most wins?
Charles Haley. Haley has the most Super Bowl rings, five, of any player in NFL history. The player has won five fingers worth of rings with the 49ers and Cowboys.
Which player holds the record for the most consecutive appearances?
Gale Gilbert, a back-up quarterback, has the record for the most consecutive appearances. He made five straight with the Bills, from 1991-1994, and the Chargers, in 1995. His team lost every time.
Has a team ever been shut out?
No team has ever been shut out (not scored any points) during a Super Bowl. The Miami Dolphins came close. They only managed to score 3 points against the Dallas Cowboys during Super Bowl VI.
Which team has lost the most?
The Denver Broncos have lost the most Super Bowls with 5 losses.
Where are the next Super Bowls being held?
2018 in Minneapolis, 2019 in Atlanta, 202 in South Florida and 2021 in Los Angeles.
Has a player ever returned a kick-off for a touchdown during a Super Bowl?
Only 1! n 2007, Devin Hester became the first and only player to ever take the opening kickoff back for a touchdown.
Which team scored the lowest points but still won?
The Miami Dolphins! In 2973, the Dolphins beat the Washington Redskins 14 – 7.
How much do Super Bowl Rings cost?
Each ring usually costs around $5000. Each team tends to get around 150 rings made for each victory.