History (and Velveeta)
You mean they also play a football game?
Super Bowl Facts
- In 2010, Super Bowl XLIV became the most-watched television show in history, unseating the M*A*S*H series finale where Hawkeye pulls the football away from BJ just before he’s going to kick it.
- Over 8 million pounds of guacamole is consumed on Super Bowl Sunday, enough to cover the playing surface of Lambeau Field with lots of gross, slippery, mashed avocados.
- Super Bowl Sunday is one of the largest food consumption days of the year, behind only Thanksgiving and the day after you get your colonoscopy.
- The owner of the Kansas City Chiefs first used the term “Super Bowl” during the original merger meetings between the NFL and AFL. He was surprised to see it picked up by the press as the chosen descriptor for the game, as he was only making an off-handed remark regarding the quality of the bathroom fixtures in the executive meeting offices.
- When the Green Bay Packers won the first Super Bowl, each player received a $15,000 bonus, almost enough to cover the medical bills from their injuries.
- Roman numerals are used to designate the year of each Super Bowl (such as Super Bowl XXIVIXXX) because the drafters of the original game agreement were stuck up Latin professors.
- The Lombardi Trophy, given to the winner of the game, is 21 inches high, weighs seven pounds, and impossible to get fingerprints off of.
- There are 72 footballs used for each Super Bowl, half of which are inflated.