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Interesting Facts about the Super Bowl that You Don’t Know

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, left, and Tyrann Mathieu celebrate after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV on Sunday in Miami.

The Super Bowl is one of the biggest sporting events in America, with nearly one-third of the country tuning in to watch the game every year. This year, the Kansas City Chiefs were crowned champions of the National Football League’s 103rd season. 

Usher headlined the half-time show in Las Vegas, and a few surprise guests like Post Malone, Alicia Keys, Reba McEntire, H.E.R., Ludacris, and many more. While the main event is over, we are here to keep the love of the sport burning. This article will list some of the most interesting Super Bowl facts you can share with your NFL fans. 

Popularity Problem 

The initial Super Bowl had a popularity problem, which means they had a capacity issue. It wasn’t because of enough space; instead, there was too much space. The hype today was not there in the beginning, as the original ticket cost began at $12. It would cost around $112 in today’s money, which is far less than what it goes for today. 

Most wagered sporting event in the US 

More than 67 million American adults bet on Super Bowl LVIII and valued the game at $23 billion. That’s significantly more than the $16 billion on the 2023 Super Bowl. If you were unable to place a bet this time around, visit one of the Vegas Strip casinos or gamble online. You can choose from many platforms that offer several promotions to enhance your gambling experience. Try your luck in an exciting game inspired by an adventurous atmosphere – such as Book of Ra, for example, where mysterious symbols lead to exciting winnings. This is one of the best offers where players can play several casino games without their own money.

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Highest-scoring Super Bowl Game 

The highest-scoring Super Bowl match occurred in 1995 between the San Diego Chargers and the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers came out victorious 49-26 against the Chargers for a combined point of 75. Other popular high-scoring games:

  • Super Bowl L11 (2018) Eagles vs Patriots, 41-33;
  • Super Bowl XXXVII (2003) Buccaneers vs Raiders, 41-21;
  • Super Bowl XXVII (1993) Cowboys vs Bills, 52-17.

These are just some of the games that have reached high points, and we can only expect more in the coming years. 

Super Bowl Never Hosted in a Cold Climate 

The NFL has never held any Super Bowl in cold stadiums unless it has a retractable roof. That’s why most of the games are played in warm-weather cities where the climate is more than 50 degrees. Out of the 56 Super Bowls, only four have been hosted in the northern part of the nation, and 11 have been in Miami. 

1.25 Billion chicken wings are eaten 

The Super Bowl weekend accounts for over 7% of chicken wing sales. About 1.25 billion wings are consumed nationwide, which equals 162.5 pounds of chicken annually. Other food favorites include avocado, chips, alcohol, and so on. 

Special Coin for the toss 

A quarter will not simply do for the Super Bowl; it is a unique and special game. A special coin is crafted by Highland Mint with an image of the Lombardi Trophy for ‘heads,’ and the other side represents the current Super Bowl as ‘tails.’

There are no original Super Bowl tapes 

In 1967, networks didn’t have the need or costs to record tapes regularly, which is why there is no complete football of the first Super Bowl to be viewed. However, a Pennsylvanian man found a recording of the whole game as his father recorded off their home TV. It was soon purchased, and now it is under the subject of a legal matter, and the footage has been locked away. 

Bottoms Up for Almost Everyone 

Americans love their beer, and what’s Sunday football without alcohol? Over 50 million beer cases are sold on Super Bowl Sundays, and 90% more beer is consumed than regular weekly games. 

Half-time Performers are not Paid

All half-time performers are not paid for their performance, no matter who they are. While it is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for artists to take the stage, the NFL does not give any appearance fee to perform. However, artists can cover all the expenses through production and personnel staffing. Performing on such a platform works extremely well for the artists because the Super Bowl event has one of the highest viewership nationwide. 

These are just some interesting facts about the Super Bowl, and we are sure you are blown away by some of them. While there are many more to add, we hope you are satisfied by these facts. Stay tuned to our blog to find the latest updates on the NFL and NCAA.

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