Super Bowl week is here; Let the facts roll!

 

Super Bowl week is here; Let the facts roll!

It’s worth noting that during Super Bowl week all of the shows will be presenting all kinds of interesting facts about the Super Bowl and its history. Michael Collins offers some really interesting facts that are directly corresponding to Super Bowl XLIX.

49: The number of yards in the longest fumble return for a TD in Super Bowl history, by Mike Bass in SB VII

48: The most Super Bowl points scored in a career, Jerry Rice

47: The number of concession stands at this year’s venue, University of Phoenix Stadium

46: The number of seasons since the New York Jets last played in a Super Bowl, the longest drought in the NFL

45: The largest point margin of victory in a Super Bowl, as the 49ers beat the Broncos 55-10 in Super Bowl XXIV

44: The percent of people who eat chicken wings during the Super Bowl that prefer bleu cheese dressing to ranch

43: The number of different Super Bowl MVPs there have been

42: The age of the oldest player to participate in a Super Bowl, Matt Stover

41: The number of the first Super Bowl to be won by an African-American coach, Tony Dungy

40: The number (in thousands) that a 30-second commercial cost in Super Bowl I

39: The temperature in Fahrenheit at the coldest Super Bowl on record, Super Bowl VI at Tulane Stadium

38: The most rushing attempts in one Super Bowl, John Riggins in SB XVII

37: The number of times the Super Bowl was played in January rather than February

36: The fewest combined rushing attempts in a Super Bowl, Green Bay vs. Pittsburgh in SB XLV

35: The most points scored in the first half of a Super Bowl, the Washington Redskins in SB XXII

34: The number of languages in which the Super Bowl will be broadcast

33: The percentage of Americans who will place some sort of wager on the Super Bowl

32: The lowest completion percentage by a team in a Super Bowl, Denver in SB XII

31: The most points scored by a losing team in the Super Bowl, Dallas in SB XIII and San Francisco in SB XLVII

30: The age of Katy Perry, this year’s halftime performer

29: The fewest rushing yards for a winning Super Bowl team, St. Louis in SB XXXIV

30: The age of Katy Perry, this year’s halftime performer

28: The number of white-shirted (visiting) teams who have won the Super Bowl

27: The number of times a quarterback wearing number 12 played in the Super Bowl

26: The number of times a quarterback has been named Super Bowl MVP

25: The largest Super Bowl halftime point lead, Washington in SB XXII

24: The number of times the coin toss has turned up both heads and tails at a Super Bowl

23: The number of different TV color commentators during Super Bowl broadcasts

22: The number of different stadiums in which the Super Bowl has been held

21: The lowest combined score in Super Bowl history, when the Miami Dolphins beat the Washington Redskins 14-7 in Super Bowl VII

20: The number of years that the series finale of M.A.S.H was the most watched program in television  history until Super Bowl XLIV

19: The number of current NFL teams who have won the Super Bowl

18: The number of different cities who have hosted a Super Bowl

17: The average number of people at a Super Bowl party

16: The number of most consecutive completions in one Super Bowl, by Tom Brady in SB XLVI

15: The percent of Super Bowl viewers estimated to tune in to the game on their smartphone or mobile device

14: The Super Bowl number that had the largest crowd to date. 103,985 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Ca.

13: The most receptions in one Super Bowl, Demaryius Thomas in SB XLVIII

12: The longest number of seasons between Super Bowl championships for one player, Ray Lewis. (XXXV-XLVII)

11: The number of times the Super Bowl has been a rematch of two teams

10: The number of times a defensive or special teams player has been named Super Bowl MVP

9: The millions of pounds of guacamole estimated to be consumed on Super Bowl Sunday

8: The number of teams who have only played in one Super Bowl in their history

9: The millions of pounds of guacamole estimated to be consumed on Super Bowl Sunday

7: The number of times a running back has been named Super Bowl MVP

6: The number of dollars a ticket to Super Bowl I would have cost you.

5: The most losses by any one team in the Super Bowl, the Denver Broncos

4: The number of current NFL teams who have never played in a Super Bowl (Detroit, Cleveland, Jacksonville and Houston)

3: The lowest number of points scored by a single team in the Super Bowl, the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl VI

2: The number of teams who have played in four Super Bowls without winning one, Minnesota and Buffalo

1: The number of times the opening kickoff in a Super Bowl was returned for a touchdown, Devin Hester in SB XLI

Collins, M. (n.d.), 49 Super Bowl Facts You Should Know Before Super Bowl XLIX, retrieved from http://time.com/3682248/super-bowl-xlix-facts/

Dr. Fred J. Cromartie, is the Director of Doctoral Studies at the United States Sports Academy, and can be reached at cromarti@ussa.edu.

 

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