Super Bowl Trivia

By Tonka Dobreva 02.03.2016 interact

Every year, millions of people gather around their T.V.’s to eat, shout and watch the Super Bowl Championship. It’s become an American tradition, breaking ratings records every year. Check out some cool historic facts about the Super Bowl, and let us know in the comments which team you’re rooting for this year!

  • The first Super Bowl was played in 1967, with the Green Bay Packers facing the Kansas City Chiefs. The Packers won. They won it again the following year.
  • Lamar Hunt coined the term “Super Bowl” and the name became official in 1969.
  • The only day on which Americans consume more food than Super Bowl Sunday is Thanksgiving.
  • Nine million pounds of guacamole are consumed on Super Bowl Sunday.

 

A row of display panels chronicle the history of the National Football League at the NFL Experience during a preview tour of Super Bowl 50 official fan attractions Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, in San Francisco. The attractions open on Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

A row of display panels chronicle the history of the National Football League at the NFL Experience during a preview tour of Super Bowl 50 official fan attractions Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, in San Francisco. The attractions open on Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

 

  • The 2015 Super Bowl was broadcast in 34 languages around the world.
  • Nine out of 10 of the most-watched U.S. television programs in history were Super Bowls.
  • The Denver Broncos have lost the Super Bowl five times, the most of any team.
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers have won the most Super Bowl championships: six.
  • Only four NFL teams have never appeared in a Super Bowl: The Browns, Lions, Jaguars, and Texans.

 

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 1985, file photo, Stanford Stadium is viewed during Super Bowl XIX between the San Francisco 49ers and the Miami Dolphins in Stanford, Calif. The Super Bowl returns to the technology-rich, football-crazed Bay Area for the first time since 1985 to celebrate its 50th edition. (AP Photo/File)

FILE – In this Jan. 20, 1985, file photo, Stanford Stadium is viewed during Super Bowl XIX between the San Francisco 49ers and the Miami Dolphins in Stanford, Calif. The Super Bowl returns to the technology-rich, football-crazed Bay Area for the first time since 1985 to celebrate its 50th edition. (AP Photo/File)

 

  • The Buffalo Bills are the only team to have played in four consecutive Super Bowls. They lost all of them.
  • Tom Brady was the first quarterback to ever star in six Super Bowls. The holder of the previous record is John Elway.
  • Ella Fitzgerals and Al Hirt were the first celebrities to play during halftime.
  • Miami and New Orleans have hosted the most Super Bowls, 10 each.

 

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 1985, file photo, San Francisco 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo Jr., right, congratulates coach Bill Walsh, left, and quarterback Joe Montana in the locker room at Stanford Stadium following their Super Bowl XIX win over the Miami Dolphins in Stanford, Calif. The Super Bowl returns to the technology-rich, football-crazed Bay Area for the first time since 1985 to celebrate its 50th edition. (AP Photo/File)

FILE – In this Jan. 20, 1985, file photo, San Francisco 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo Jr., right, congratulates coach Bill Walsh, left, and quarterback Joe Montana in the locker room at Stanford Stadium following their Super Bowl XIX win over the Miami Dolphins in Stanford, Calif. The Super Bowl returns to the technology-rich, football-crazed Bay Area for the first time since 1985 to celebrate its 50th edition. (AP Photo/File)

 

  • 2016 is the first time in history that the Super Bowl doesn’t use Roman letters to indicate the year, because the NFL doesn’t want the name to be “Super Bowl L.” The letters will be back in 2017.
  • The average asking price for tickets to the 2016 Super Bowl is $6,007. The most expensive ticket listed on the secondary market is now $22,670!
  • About 80 percent of all Super Bowl tickets go to corporate sponsors, meaning only 20 percent of the tickets are made available to the public.
  • The Vince Lombardi trophy that’s awarded to the winning team is valued at over $25,000. It was made by famous jewelry company Tiffany & Co.

 

FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2015, file photo, Carolina Panthers' Thomas Davis (58) celebrates after a play against the Atlanta Falcons with Luke Kuechly (59) and Charles Johnson (95) in the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. After overcoming three torn ACLs to the same knee and battling 11 years to get to the Super Bowl, it almost seems cruel that Davis will have to play the biggest game of his life with a broken arm. But the former NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year is used to overcoming adversity. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

FILE – In this Dec. 13, 2015, file photo, Carolina Panthers’ Thomas Davis (58) celebrates after a play against the Atlanta Falcons with Luke Kuechly (59) and Charles Johnson (95) in the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. After overcoming three torn ACLs to the same knee and battling 11 years to get to the Super Bowl, it almost seems cruel that Davis will have to play the biggest game of his life with a broken arm. But the former NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year is used to overcoming adversity. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

 

  • No Super Bowl has ever gone into overtime.
  • The lowest scoring winner was the Miami Dolphins in 1973, when it beat the Washington Redskins 14-7.
  • Three people have won the Super Bowl as both player and coach: Mike Ditka, Tom Flores, and Tony Dungy.
  • It takes about three weeks to dismantle and clean up all the stages, tents and garbage left behind from the game.
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning jokes with reporters after an NFL football practice at the team's headquarters, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, in Englewood, Colo. The Broncos are preparing to face the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, Feb. 7. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning jokes with reporters after an NFL football practice at the team’s headquarters, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, in Englewood, Colo. The Broncos are preparing to face the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, Feb. 7. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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  1. Abimael

    Steelers rock

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