Fun Facts about the Super Bowl
Come the first Sunday in February, the question won’t be whether or not you’ll watch the Super Bowl. It’s whether you’ll be checking out the game, the commercials or the halftime performance. Whatever you choose, you can keep things lively by knowing some Super Bowl trivia. Drop a few of these stat bombs on your fellow fans, and we guarantee they’ll be impressed.
Second Food Day Behind Thanksgiving
Super Bowl Sunday is practically an unofficial national holiday, so it’s no surprise that the day doubles as a food fest as well. Thanksgiving excluded, Americans consume more food during the Super Bowl than any other day. We buy 12. 5 million pizzas and the California Avocado Commission estimates that fans consume 160 million avocados (most likely in the form of guacamole, of course).
Lots of People Only Watch the Halftime Show
Katy Perry’s costumed backup dancers (Left Shark, looking at you) caught the attention of more viewers than the actual game. Perry’s halftime performance drew 118.5 million viewers compared to the game’s 114.4 million.
A Fan Saved Super Bowl History
Super Bowl I (1967) wasn’t broadcast live but televised after the fact simultaneously by both NBC and CBS (it is the only Super Bowl to have been simulcast). Producers later erased the footage to film soap operas. That precious archival footage was restored, however, when a fan came forward with a personal recording of the game. Whew!
The Trophy Belongs in Tiffanys
The Vince Lombardi Trophy depicts a regulation-size football atop a vaguely tee-like structure. Designed and manufactured by Tiffany & Co., the sterling silver award weighs seven pounds and takes nearly 70 hours to forge and assemble. Its estimated value is $50,000. Prior to Super Bowl XXX, the trophy was presented to the winning team’s owner in the locker room. Since then, it’s been presented on the field after the game amidst a deluge of confetti.
Whoever you’re rooting for and wherever you happen to watch the game, Apollo Insurance Services hopes you enjoy the Super Bowl!