Who’s watching the Super Bowl on Sunday? Even if you’re not planning to watch the big game, a huge chunk of Americans are. So, we thought we’d share some fun facts with you that you can share with fellow fans (or non-fans) this Sunday!
Sunday’s halftime show will last for 30 minutes, while every other game has a quick 15 minute intermission.
Jerry Rice has the most touchdown catches in Super Bowl history.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have won the most Super Bowls – six!
The Jaguars, Browns, Lions and Texans are the only four teams to never reach the the championship game in the modern era.
The day of the big game, Americans will drink an estimated 325.5 million gallons of beer and devour 1.25 billion chicken wings.
The NFL might be an American sport, but Super Bowl Sunday is worldwide. The big game is broadcast around the globe in 34 different languages.
No team that has ever hosted the Super Bowl has also played in the game. This year, the Minnesota Vikings came SO CLOSE!
Who has lost the most championship games? That particular “honor” goes to the Denver Broncos who have lost five.
The Lombardi Trophy is awarded to the winner each year. It is made by Tiffany & Co. and weighs seven pounds, stands 21 inches tall and is worth $25,000.
Behind only Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest day for food consumption in the United States. Eat up!
Home and away teams in the big game are alternated each year. NFC teams are home for odd-numbered games, while the AFC gets the even-numbered games.
Many believe that Super Bowl Sunday should be its own holiday. Approximately 1.5 million people will call in sick to work the day after the big game. Cough, cough!
And finally, who won the very first Super Bowl? Why, it was the Green Bay Packers, of course!