By Jake Everett
It’s that time of year again everybody, the mecca of all sporting events is upon us. Sports fans, bandwagoners, commercial watching girlfriends, foodies, boozers, and most everybody with a pulse will all have their eyes on the same event come February 1st, and who can blame them. It’s the SUPER BOWL. It is a day that’s become a national holiday, with entertaining gatherings competing with a marathon of real housewives of NJ. So, to celebrate the 49th running of this glorious football game, we list 49 things you may not have known about the SUPER BOWL!
1.) The first Super Bowl was held in LA in 1967 and hosted the Green Bay Packers vs. Kansas City Chiefs.
2.) The least amount of points scored combined was during the 1973 Super Bowl when the Dolphins beat the Redskins 14-7.
3.) The Cowboys and Steelers are tied for the most Super Bowl appearances– 8 each.
4.) The Steelers have won the most Super Bowls with 6 titles.
5.) The Broncos have lost the most Super Bowls with 5 (way to keep up the trend Peyton).
6.) The NFL pays for 150 rings for the winning team, costing upwards of $1,500 per ring, depending on how much bling they want on it.
7.) The NFL also pays for 150 pieces of jewelry for the losing team, with the price of each item being exactly half the price of the winning teams’ rings.
8.) The Vince Lombardi, possibly the manliest trophy of modern day, is made of sterling silver by a Tiffany & Co.
9.) In 2011, during one of the biggest Super Bowl blunders ever, 1250 temporary seats were not installed properly, leaving that many ticket holders without seats for the big game. The NFL issued triple refunds for those ticket holders whose admission cost them a cool $800.00 per ticket.
10.) In Super Bowl I, a 30-second commercial cost $40,000. Roughly $280,000 in today’s currency.