5 Interesting Facts about the Super Bowl
- The 1972 Dolphins’ won the only perfect season in NFL history with a 17-0 record. In Super Bowl VII they had 14-7 victory over the Washington Redskins. It has been rumored that the 1972 Dolphins celebrate together every season after the last undefeated team has a loss. This rumor has been debunked.
- Highest attendance for a Super Bowl was 103,985 came at Super Bowl XIV between the Steelers and Los Angeles Rams on Jan. 20, 1980, at the Rose Bowl. StubHub quoted the average selling price of $4,879 this year.The location of the Super Bowl is voted on by the NFL franchise leaders normally 3 ½ years prior to the game being awarded. It is no secret that the Super Bowl is often held in warm clients and cold climates the games are played in indoor domes. Miami hold the record of hosting 10 Super Bowls.
- Roman numerals are used in the Super Bowl because the football season falls in two calendar years, for example Super Bowl 50 is for the 2015-2016 season. For the first time in over 40 years, the NFL isn’t using Roman numerals to announce the Super Bowl. The letter “L” is the Roman numeral for 50 but it is not thought to be marketing friendly by the NFL. Sources say that the NFL plans on returning to the numerals in the future.
- Super Bowl 2016’s big sponsor is Pepsi and the company has confirmed that Beyoncé will indeed be performing with Coldplay at this year’s halftime show. The first most notable halftime show for the Super Bowl is said to be Super Bowl 10 XXVI, starring the Michael Jackson. This half time show bumped up the expectations for all the halftime shows following. The Super Bowl is such a huge television spectacle that from the game to the half time show that advertisers will pay up to $5 million for a 30-second spot.
- Most Super Bowl appearances by a player is tied with Tom Brady and Mike Lodish. Tom Brady has been to six with the New England Patriots. Tom has four wins to go with his six appearances and two MVPs. Tom Brady was drafted by the NFL’s New England Patriots in 2000 and has been with them ever since. If you are not already jealous of Tim Brady his accolades include being married to supermodel Gisele Bündchen, People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People.” Mike Lodish, went to a total of 6 Super Bowls with Denver and Buffalo. Mike is a former 10th-round draft pick who now sells his mom’s peanut brittle for a living. Drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 1990. Lodish, an all-conference defensive tackle at UCLA, was undersize for his position in the pros and spent most of his NFL career as a backup.
By Yenisey Yanes