One of the biggest sporting events in the U.S, the Super Bowl is actually super in many ways. We all know it attracts substantial viewership from around the globe, particularly the halftime, which in fact has the highest TRPs than the game itself. Not only fans but bettors wait for this event every year, and with FanDuel Super Bowl LVI Outright, things are more convenient.
For an occasion as big as the Super Bowl, everything is grand. Here are some fun facts that will make you fall in love with the game.
The balls used in the NFL are made in the U.S. These are handcrafted by men and women, keeping the original essence alive.
Teams competing in the Super Bowl receive an ample amount of balls. Each team gets 108 footballs to practice and for the game. There are 120 balls alone in the game, excluding the kicker balls.
Super Bowl finalists enjoy a glamorous and lavish lifestyle for a week. Each player gets to drive an expensive vehicle and enjoy their time with family and friends.
Before the Super Bowl, the match was called the AFL-NFL Championship Game. After the third season, the name changed to the Super Bowl.
Surprisingly, the halftime performers, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, and Bruno Mars, were not paid a penny. However, the eyeballs were compensated for their performances.
If you run out of luck when purchasing the Super Bowl tickets, be ready to pay huge in the resell market. In 2019, the average selling price was over $4500.
Exclusive parties are the norm in Super Bowl week. From celebrities to corporate giants, the most influential people in the U.S can be found at these parties.The Super Bowl sees the consumption of 8 million pounds of guacamole and 14,500 tons of chips. It’s a day when Americans eat the most in the whole year.
Moreover, 9 of the top 10 most-watched programs on American television are Super Bowls. It proves the craze and watch-time of the event.Since the football season is two calendar years long, the Super Bowl is measured in Roman numerals.
Major highlights of the Super Bowl
Super Bowl 51
Initially, it looked like the Falcons beat the Patriots in the first half. What seems to be the downfall of Brady was past his prime, and the Pats were losing their legacy. But the Pats put on a show in the second half, and with the score of 28-3, they battled back to enforce the first-ever overtime in Super Bowl history and eventually won the championship. It’s considered the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history.
Super Bowl 42
The two biggest plays of Super Bowl history were both in this game. First, James Harrison’s long interception before halftime gave the Steelers a major boost with a touchdown catch for the ages ignited the Steelers’ rally. Later in the game, Santonio Holmes snagged a pass from Ben Roethlisberger with 37 seconds left to secure the big win.
Super Bowl Stats
It’s a tie at the top. Twenty teams have the Super Bowl, and the remaining 12 are yet to lift the prestigious trophy. The New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers have won 6 times, followed by the 49ers and Cowboys with 5 wins each.
Green Bay Packers and New York Giants have won 4 times. The Raiders, Washington, Broncos thrice, Chiefs, Colts, Dolphins, Ravens, and Buccaneers have won it twice, whereas Bears, Saints, Rams, Jets, Seahawks, and Eagles have claimed the Super Bowl once.
The most touchdowns in Super Bowls are by none other than Tom Brady, along with the highest number of game passes. Also, he is the only player to cover more than 3000 yards alone in the Super Bowls.