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Do you want to be the smartest person in the room at this year's Super Bowl party? Share some interesting facts about the past of big games.

. 1 Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest day of the year.

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According to the Department of Agriculture, Super Bowl Sunday is America's second largest food consumption day. "(Only Thanksgiving Day hits.)

2. This Rumors of wastewater system failure due to all of the flush toilets at halftime are just that: Rumors.

  Close-up of a toilet flush

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An ongoing rumor says that wastewater systems in cities sometimes fail super Bowl halves because allegedly many people are flushing their toilets at the same time, don't worry, there is absolutely no evidence to support this claim.

3. Peyton Manning is the only starting quarterback to win a Super Bowl with two different teams. [19659011] Donald Miralle / Getty Images

Peyton Manning is the only starting quarterback that won a 2007 Super Bowl with two different teams wins: the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos in 2016.

4. Phil Simms was paid a lot of money to say that he celebrated his Super Bowl win by going to Disney World.

  Phil Simms goes to Disney World.

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Phil Simms received $ 75,000 to call "I'm going to Disney World" shortly after his Giants won Super Bowl XXI. Disney also paid John Elway from Denver the same amount of money to scream the same in case his team won.

. 5 Most Super Bowl wins have two teams determined, and a third could be added after the Super Bowl LIV.

  Mewelde Moore # 21 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates the Vince Lombardi trophy after celebrating it with his daughter Jalyn Chantelle The 27:23 win against the Arizona Cardinals at the Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009

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The Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots set the record for most Super Bowl victories. Six Vince Lombardi trophies per Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys each won five.

. 6 The New England Patriots both won most Super Bowls and lost.

   Russell Wilson # 3 of the Seattle Seahawks passes while Wesley Woodyard # 52 of the Denver Broncos defends during the Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014

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which team has on most lost? That would be a tie between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots, who each dropped five Super Bowl matchups.

. 7 Super Bowl fans would really appreciate it if "Weird" Al Yankovic came on stage at half-time.

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A petition for "Have Weird Al Yankovic Headline the Super Bowl" "XLIX – Halftime Show" submitted on Change.org in 2014 received more than 100,000 signatures.

8th Super Bowl I was far from a sold-out event.

  A fan held a ticket to the Super Bowl 50 in front of the Levi’s Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.

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The most expensive tickets to the Super Bowl I, which was played on January 15, 1967, were $ 12, or $ 89 adjusted for inflation, and the event wasn't sold out at this bargain price either .

9. The Pittsburgh Steelers were the first Super Bowl winning team to visit the White House.

  Jimmy Carter welcomed the Pittsburgh Steelers, 1980

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were 1980s the pitt sburgh Steelers' first Super Bowl winning team visited the White House. They visited Jimmy Carter in a ceremony with the Pittsburgh Pirates, who won the World Series in 1979.

10th When it comes to accommodations, a Super Bowl host city is sometimes forced to get creative.

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When Jacksonville, Florida hosted the Super Bowl XXXIX in 2005, the city did not have enough hotel rooms to meet the NFL requirements. In order to host the Big Game, they had to win five docked cruise ships as "floating hotels" for the event.

. 11 Maryland's sports fans had good reason not to love New York in 1969.

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Maryland's sports fans must have really hated the Big Apple in 1969. The New York Jets upset the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. Nine months later, the New York Mets prevailed against the highly favored Baltimore Orioles in the & # 39; 69 World Series.

12th The Super Bowl I halftime show included 300 pigeons.

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The Super Bowl I halftime show consisted of two brass bands, the well-known trumpeter Al Hirt, two men in jetpacks and 300 pigeons.

. 13 Western Pennsylvania produces many star quarterbacks.

  Joe Montana and Dan Marino

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Western Pennsylvania is a quarterback country. Six Hall of Fame QBs come from this region, five of which (Johnny Unitas, Joe Namath, Joe Montana, Dan Marino and Jim Kelly) each played as quarterbacks in at least one Super Bowl. The sixth, George Blanda, was a place kicker in Super Bowl II.

fourteenth There is an easy way to determine who the "home team" will be.

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In odd Super Bowls, the NFC team is the designated "home team", while AFC teams enjoy this honor with even-numbered Super Bowls.

15th Super Bowl XLIV broke a long-time TV record.

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In 1983, 105.97 million people tuned in to the latest episode of M * A *. S * H ​​ is the most viewed television program in American history. It took over a quarter of a century, but in February 2010, the Super Bowl XLIV finally broke that record when 106.5 million people saw the New Orleans Saints defeat the Indianapolis Colts. Subsequent Super Bowls broke the record with the Super Bowl XLIX – which was played on February 1, 2015 – currently occupying the top spot with an average of 114.4 million viewers.

sixteenth In 2020, a record amount will be set (legally) in dollars.

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It is estimated that more than $ 325 million is (legally) wagered on Super Bowl LIV – a record number.

17th In 1971, a member of the losing team was named MVP for the first (and so far only) time.

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Although the Baltimore defeated Dallas in Super Bowl V in 1971, Cowboys linebacker Chuck Howley was named MVP of the game. He is the only player in history to have achieved this honor as a member of the losing team.

18th The Vince Lombardi trophy is made by a company that everyone knows.

  Former Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan

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The Vince Lombardi trophies, which are awarded annually, are made from sterling silver by Tiffany & Co.

19 , A power cut has brought the Super Bowl XLVII to a standstill.

  Super Bowl Blackout (Superdome 2013)

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A power failure at the New Orleans Superdome stopped the Super Bowl XLVII for 34 minutes. [19659002] 20. Installing a new lawn for a Super Bowl game is a pretty big task.

  Super Bowl 50

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Before each Super, a fresh layer of high-quality, natural turf is installed on the pitch. For the Super Bowl 50, West Coast Turf harvested 75,000 square feet of premium grass on behalf of the NFL.

21st Boston's former mayor had to send a lot of Dunkin & # 39; products to New York when they lost to the Giants in the Super Bowl XLII.

  Giants Super Bowl XLII victory parade

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Then in 2008 -Boston's Mayor Thomas Menino lost a high stakes bet against his counterpart in Gotham when the Giants angered the patriots in the Super Bowl XLII. Because of the New England defeat, Menino had to go after a truckload of Massachusetts delights – including 42 pounds of Dunkin & Donuts coffee (because it was the 42nd Super Bowl) and 12 dozen Boston Cream Pies (a reference to Tom Brady's number) New chic York City, where the food was donated to charity.

22nd Jim McMahon was in the spotlight in front of the Super Bowl.

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A few days before Super Bowl XX 1986, Bears QB Jim McMahon mounted a news helicopter on television that was skimming over a Chicago practice session.

23rd There has never been a shutdown in the Super Bowl.

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There has never been a shutdown in the Super Bowl. The Miami Dolphins hold the record for the fewest points scored in a Super Bowl; In 1972 they lost 24-3 to Dallas.

24th Only one Super Bowl game worked overtime.

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Super Bowl LI was the first game to work overtime. The Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28.

25th For the first time in history, there were no cheerleaders on the Super Bowl XLV.

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The Super Bowl XLV was the first in history to feature no cheerleaders. This is because neither the Pittsburgh Steelers nor the Green Bay Packers have a professional cheerleading team.

26th Cleveland has never played in a Super Bowl or hosted a Super Bowl.

  Johnny Manziel, Cleveland Browns

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Cleveland is the only current NFL city that hasn't hosted a Super Bowl or seen its own team. the Browns appear in one .

27th There was a big mishap when the second half in Super Bowl I started.

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During Super Bowl I in 1967, NBC was still in the commercial area when the second half started. Officials asked the packers to start again.

28th The 1989 halftime show was broadcast in 3D.

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The 1989 Super Bowl halftime show was broadcast in 3D (a novelty at the time). In it, a magician dressed like Elvis Presley ("Elvis Presto") left the entire stadium on a round of the classic "Is this your card?" Take part.

29th In 1977, a Frisbee dog provided entertainment before the game.

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Another unusual spectacle was the 1977 Super Bowl pre-game show, which included a Frisbee show. Catch dog named Ashley Whippet.

30th Lisa Simpson correctly guessed the Super Bowl XXVI winner.

  Lisa Simpson predicts Super Bowl XXVI

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Springfield's resident prodigy really knows her soccer ball. In an episode of The Simpsons that aired on January 23, 1992, Lisa rightly suspected that Washington would beat Buffalo in Super Bowl XXVI, which was played three days later.

31st No seated president has ever attended a Super Bowl.

  Titan fan Al Gore

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No seated president has ever attended a Super Bowl. Four Acting Vice Presidents – Spiro Agnew, George H.W. Bush, Al Gore and Mike Pence have big game appearances.

32nd The NFC had a 13-year winning streak.

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From 1985 to 1997 the NFC won 13 Super Bowls in a row. During this series, the NFC clubs outperformed their AFC opponents with a cumulative score of 490-219.

33rd It got messy at the Super Bowl XXI White House party.

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While celebrating the Giants' Super Bowl XXI victory with President Reagan at the White House, linebacker Harry Carson emptied a popcorn Gatorade tub over the head of the gipper.

34th John Candy caused a brief distraction.

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Joe Montana saw a prominent audience at the 1989 Super Bowl XXIII game drive in San Francisco. In the middle of the crowd, he casually asked his teammates: "Hey, isn't that John Candy over there?"

35th Joe Salave & # 39; a had the perfect answer to a reporter's question on Super Bowl Media Day 2000.

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On Super Bowl Media Day 2000, a reporter asked the then-titan how he was Joe Salave should be on the defensive & # 39; a, "How do you relate to football?" He replied, "I would say it is strictly Platonic."

36th There have been a lot of consecutive Super Bowl victories.

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consecutive Super Bowl victories are not as rare as you might think. The Packers, Dolphins, 49ers, Cowboys, Broncos, Patriots and Steelers have accomplished this feat. In fact, Pittsburgh has won Super Bowls twice in a row.

37th The Super Bowl has given some popular TV shows a great start.

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The Wonder Years Family Guy and Undercover Boss all premiered immediately after the Super Bowl.

38th The 1985 Chicago Bears were nominated for a Grammy.

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The 1985 Bears recorded a rap hit called "Super Bowl Shuffle", which was nominated for a Grammy Award for the best rhythm and blues performance by a duo or group with vocals. (It lost to Prince & the Revolution & # 39; s "Kiss".)

39. Joe Montana had a perfect Super Bowl record.

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Joe Montana not only won all four of his Super Bowl appearances, he also failed to cause a single break in any of these games. [19659002] 40. A streaker interrupted the 2004 Super Bowl.

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Shortly before the second half kicked off in the 2004 Super Bowl, a man disguised as a referee undressed , String and streaked across the field. Patriot's linebacker Matt Chatham was able to knock him to the ground, allowing security to arrest the hooligan.

41st The coin used to toss the Super Bowl XLIV was out of this world.

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In 2010, the Super Bowl XLIV contained an unusual memorabilia: the coin that was tossed immediately before the game had previously spent 11 days on Earth on a NASA space mission to orbit.

42nd A California aquarium houses an Otter Bowl.

  Otter !!

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In recent years, the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California has hosted an annual Otter Bowl on Super Bowl Sunday, where a group of these adorable mammals plays around with a soccer ball while an employee tells the story. The event was canceled in 2019 to allow the aquarium and its visitors to commemorate Brook, a popular 21-year-old sea otter who died shortly before the event after being diagnosed with heart failure. However, the event has returned for 2020.

43rd Tom Brady is the most successful quarterback in the NFL.

  Super Bowl QB Tom Brady

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New England Patriot Tom Brady won six Super Bowls, more than any other starting quarterback. Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana won four each.

44th The player who scored the very first Super Bowl touchdown was hungover.

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The very first Super Bowl Touchdown was scored in 1967 by Packer's great recipient Max McGee (who was hungover at the time).

45th Super Bowl players get pretty big bonuses.

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Super Bowl bonuses are one thing. In 2019, every player on the Pats Championship list earned $ 118,000 for the win. The defeated Los Angeles Rams received $ 59,000 each as a consolation prize.

46th The University of Alabama and Purdue University have a good track record of quarterbacks.

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Two colleges have launched three Super Bowl quarterbacks: the University of Alabama (Bart Starr, Joe Namath) and Ken Stabler) and Purdue University (Len Dawson, Bob Griese and Drew Brees) ).

47th The Super Bowl used to have a much longer name.

  Green Bay Packers defenders Willie Davis (left) and Henry Jordan (right) compete against Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson in Super Bowl I.

Event, which we now call "Super Bowl", originally had a more boring name: "The AFL-NFL World Championship Game". Although "Super Bowl" has been used unofficially since the first game, the term was officially recognized by the league only a few years later when the name first appeared on the cover of the program in 1969 and on the ticket in 1970.

48th Forty years after winning Super Bowl VII, the Miami Dolphins were (finally) invited to the White House.

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In 2013, 40 years after winning the Super Bowl VII, the famous Miami Dolphins of the perfect season were invited by Barack Obama to the White House.

49th A (presumably) excited fan stole Don Shula's watch in 1973.

  Don Shula

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When Don Shula was carried off the field after the Dolphins' Super Bowl victory in 1973, a fan reached for his hand – and stole his watch.

50th The Super Bowl XXX website has been blocked by some servers.

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During the 1995-1996 season, some proxy servers blocked the Super Bowl website because it was Super Bowl XXX.

51. Hunter S. Thompson wrote about some Super Bowls.

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Hunter S. Thompson covered Super Bowls VII and VIII for Rolling Stone .

52nd The ratings for the 1993 Super Bowl rose during Michael Jackson's mid-term show.

  Michael Jackson Super Bowl Halftime 1993

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In 1993, Michael Jackson's half-time performance had higher ratings than the game itself.

53rd Tom Brady is the oldest quarterback to win a Super Bowl.

  Tom Brady at the Super Bowl

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In 2019, Tom Brady won the Super Bowl as the oldest quarterback at the age of 41. He defeated Peyton Manning, who led the Broncos to a Super Bowl win in 2016 at the age of 39.

54. Kyle Shanahan makes history in Super Bowl LIV.

  San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan celebrates with his father Mike Shanahan after winning the NFC championship game against the Green Bay Packers at Levi’s Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Santa Clara, California

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Kyle Shanahan, head coach of San Francisco 49, made his Super Bowl debut in 2020 – he and his father Mike Shanahan (who led the Denver Broncos to the super) bowl wins in XXXII and XXXIII) The first father-son duo to ever appear as head coach in the Super Bowl.


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