60 Interesting Facts About Super Bowl

Last updated on April 19th, 2022

The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League. It is played between the winners of the league’s American Football Conference and National Football Conference. The game is a result of a 1966 merger agreement between the NFL and the AFL. With these facts about the Super Bowl, let us learn more about its start, venues, teams and related interesting facts.

1. The Second-Highest Food Consumption Day

Super Bowl games and festivities go hand in hand with fast food like chicken wings and Pizza, making it the second-highest food consumption date following thanksgiving. Again, most people wash down the meals using their favorite drinks.

2. Advertisements Are Not Cheap

Did you know that the Super Bowl attracts over 100 million viewers? Some viewers join the game through the television, while others stream the game live. That’s why using this platform for advertising is expensive.

3. Most and least Watched Super Bowl

Attracting over 114.44 million viewers, the XLIX Super Bowl of 2015 was the most-watched game.

The NFL’s 2021 Super Bowl attracted 96.4 million viewers. It’s the lowest watched Super Bowl since 2007, when the Indianapolis Colts played the Chicago Bears.

4. Roman Numbers And Super Bowl

The NFL claims to use Roman Numbers when naming the Super Bowl games for more straightforward clarification on the game. It also ensures there is no confusion.

Super Bowl 50 logo on a building in San Francisco. Super Bowl fact file
Super Bowl 50 logo on a building in San Francisco. Interesting facts about Super Bowl. Image credit – Ken Lund

5. Super Bowl 50

For the Super Bowl 50, roman numbers were not used. The NFL felt that naming the game with L might tone it down, thus affecting sales and attendance.

6. Break The Bank For Super Bowl Tickets

Getting Super Bowl tickets can be expensive. It is said to cost more compared to the Average American Annual Salary. It is no wonder most people just watch the show on the TV. In 2021, the ticket to the event started at $5,950.

7. Great Artist Perform For Free

The NFL has a policy that they will not pay artists to perform. However, they cater to the artist’s expenses when presenting the Super Bowl entertainment.

8. The 2013’s Harbaugh Bowl

The odds of brothers coaching different NFL teams and meeting at the Super Bowl are low, yet that happened in 2013. Jim Harbaugh and John Harbaugh coached different NFL teams (head coaches of the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens, respectively) that met and went head to head at the Super Bowl.

U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Super Bowl facts

U.S. Bank Stadium is an enclosed stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. Built on the former site of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, the indoor stadium opened in 2016 and is the home of the Minnesota Vikings (NFL); it also hosts early season college baseball games of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers (NCAA). Interesting facts about Super Bowl. Image credit – Ken Lund

9. Super Bowl Location

The venue where the Super Bowl will be held is not selected at random. NFL considers things like the stadium to ensure it is fit for the game. They also look into accommodation and the region’s weather they are considering.

10. Each Super Bowl Team Gets 108 Official Balls

Fifty-four balls should be offered up when the team is playing the Super Bowl as they are the game balls. The other 54 are set aside as practice balls.

11. All Players Get Rewarded

The Super Bowl winners get $83,000 each, and the losers get $42,000 each.

12. Super Bowl Rings

No two Super Bowl rings have the same design. Instead, each winning team designs their ring and personalizes it to make it unique.

Randall Cobb, for facts about Super Bowl
Randall Ladonald Cobb II is an American football wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. Image credit – Brook Ward

13. Green Bay Packers Had Platinum Rings

Super Bowl rings were created mainly using gold and diamonds. But in 2010, the Packers team crafted their rings using platinum.

14. All The Super Bowl Rings should have the Super Bowl Logo

The NFL gives the winning team and its owner the freedom to design the Super Bowl ring under the condition that it has the Super Bowl Logo.

15. Players Drive In Style

Each player gets a posh car rental to make an entrance in the game.

16. Super Bowl Halftime Are Longer Than Traditional Break

The standard half-time of the NFL game is usually 12-15 minutes. But the super half-time is 20-30 minutes, depending on the performance.

17. Sewage System Failing Is Just A Myth

The greatest Super Bowl myth is the sewage systems failing in major cities during the Super Bowl half-time.

18. Disney World Marketing Strategy

In Super Bowl XXI, Phil Simms said he would celebrate his win by going to Disney World. They also paid John Elway from the other team to say if his team won.

19. Two Team Ties As Having The Most Super Bowl Wins

The New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers lead the Super Bowl with six wins.

20. Two Teams Tie As Having Lost Super Bowl

The Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots have lost the most Super Bowl games. Both these teams have lost five games.

Peyton Manning. facts about Super Bowl
Peyton Manning speaking to attendees at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Convention at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Interesting facts about Super Bowl. Image credit – Gage Skidmore

21. Peyton Manning Winning

Peyton Manning is the only NFL player quarterback who has won two Super Bowl Championships using two different teams.

22. Children’s Toy Inspired Super Bowl Name.

The name Super Bowl was the brainchild of Lamer Hunt, who was a Kansas City Chief. He inspired this name from the 70s toy known as Super Bowl.

23. Super Bowl Was First Known As Word Championship

The first three Super Bowls were known as the World Championship.

24. The First Super Bowl Was In 1967

The first Super Bowl known, like AFL and the NFL, was on January 15th, 1967.

25. Four Teams That Have Not Played In The Super Bowl

Four NFL teams have never made it to the Super Bowl the Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, and Cleveland Browns.

26. The First Super Bowl Winning Team To Visit The White House

The first Super Bowl team to visit the White House was the Pittsburgh Steelers, but they had a double celebration with the Pittsburgh Pirates, who had won the 1979 games.

27. Patriots Have Made Most Super Bowl Appearance

The England Patriots have made the most appearance in the Super Bowl games- 11 times.

Air Force Global Strike Command bombers perform the Super Bowl LV flyover at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., Jan. 7, 2021. Super Bowl facts
Air Force Global Strike Command bombers perform the Super Bowl LV flyover at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., Jan. 7, 2021. The trifecta was the first of its kind as it included a B-1B Lancer from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., a B-2 Spirit from Whiteman AFB, Mo., and a B-52H Stratofortress from Minot AFB, N.D. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman). Interesting facts about Super Bowl. Image credit – Airman Magazine

28. Designing And Making The Super Bowl Rings Can Take About Four Months

Designing and making the Super Bowl rings can take up to four months, and in case of any issues, it can take longer for the rings to be crafted.

29. Cities Compete To Host The Super Bowl

Cities strive to get creative on accommodation, increase infrastructure, and security to host the Super Bowl. In return, they expect that hosting the game will improve the economy.

30. The Creativity Of The Host City Is Required

At times, the city hosting the Super Bowl is expected to get creative. For example, when Jacksonville, Florida, hosted the Super Bowl in 2005, they recruited five docked cruise ships as floating hotels.

31. Super Bowl Tickets At $12

Today, getting a Super Bowl ticket requires you to cough up some substantial amount of money, but the first Super Bowl game was only $12, and still, not all the tickets were bought.

32. Super Bowl Is Here To Stay

There has never been a Super Bowl postponed, delayed, or cancelled. Even with the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Super Bowl was played.

33. A Player From A Losing Team Was Once Named Super Bowl MVP

Usually, the most valuable player of the Super Bowl is from the winning team. But that was not the case with the Super Bowl V in 1972, where the Baltimore Colts was named the MVP despite being from a losing team.

Vince Lombardi Trophy, for facts about Super Bowl
Vince Lombardi Trophy Visits the Pennsylvania Capitol. Image credit – Governor Tom Wolf

34. Tiffany & Co Are The Designers Of The Lombardi Trophies

Tiffany & Co. are the manufacturers of the Lombardi trophies; the company’s first vice president Oscar Riedner drew the versions of the trophy on a napkin during a meeting with the NFL.
35. A Super Bowl 34 Minutes Power Outage

The Super Bowl XLIV, held in New Oreland’s Superdome stadium, was put on hold for 34 minutes when the power went off. After that, however, the issue was solved, and the game continued.

36. Tom Brady, The Most Successful Quarterback In Super Bowl

Tom Brady is the most decorated player and the most successful quarterback in the Super Bowl. He has five MVPs and has won seven Super Bowl games.

37. The First Super Bowl To Go Overtime Was Li

The Super Bowl game takes about four hours and fifteen minutes. But in 2017, the Super Bowl went to overtime when the Falcons and the Patriots tied at 28-28. But in the overtime, the Patriots scored six points and won the game.

38. No Single President Has Attended The Super Bowl

For some reason, no sitting American president has attended the Super Bowl. But they all ensure that they watch the game.

39. One Super Bowl Game Without Cheerleaders

The Super Bowl XLV Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers did not have cheerleaders for the first time. The reason was that neither team had professional cheerleaders.

Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Limited Edition Soda Bottle. Super Bowl facts
Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Limited Edition Soda Bottle. Image credit – Anthony Quintano

40. In Super Bowl, The Packers Kicked Off The Ball On The Second Half Twice

During the Super Bowl I second half, NBC was still on a commercial for the kick-off. So the Packers were asked to kick off the ball again.

41. The First Super Bowl Location Was Decided Six Weeks Before The Game

Super Bowl games locations are decided three years before the game. But the first Super Bowl location, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, was decided six weeks before the kick-off.

42. Ashley Whippet Entertainment

In 1977 there was an unusual spectacle in the Super Bowl Game pre-show where a Frisbee-catching dog named Ashley Whippet was part of the entertainment.

43. The Simpsons Prediction On The Super Bowl Game Was Accurate

Lisa Simpson, in 1992, correctly predicted that Washington would beat Buffalo in Super Bowl XXVI. The game was played three days later, and the Buffalo won.

44. Strictly Platonic

During the Super Bowl Media day in 2000, a presenter asked Joe Salave’a what their relationship with football was, and he responded that it was strictly Platonic.

Bay bridge lighting and fireworks
Bay bridge lighting and fireworks for Super Bowl. Photo © Engel Ching | Dreamstime.com

45. Seating Issues At The Super Bowl

In the 2011 Super Bowl game, the Cowboy Stadium had not completely installed the seats needed for the game. That left 1,250 ticket holders no place to sit, but the NFL promised a triple return to those who missed a seat. About 850 of those ticket holders were relocated to other seats in the stadium.

46. Highest Winning Score

In 1990 San Francisco 49ers won the Super Bowl game against the Denver Broncos 55-10. This is the most significant margin victory recorded in the Super Bowl.

47. Lowest Winning

The lowest scoring wine in the Super Bowl game is in 2019. The game where the New England Patriots won against the Los Angeles Rams 13:3.

48. The Super Bowl And The Grammy

You do not have to be a football fan to know the soundtrack of the 85 Chicago bears. The Super Bowl Shuffle was nominated for the Grammy for the best RnB performance by a Dual group.

49. Joe Montana’s Luck With The Super Bowl

Joe Montana has been in four Super Bowls in 1982,1985, 1989, and 1990 and has won all four games. He was the first player ever to be named Super Bowl MVP three times.

50. Don Shula Bittersweet Victory Celebrations

In the 1972 Super Bowl, coach Son Shul’s team Miami Dolphins, won the Super Bowl, carrying off the field for celebration. But, in the process, someone stole his watch.

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