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13 Super Bowl Facts You Never Knew

The Super Bowl is by far the biggest event in American TV, drawing in as many as 114 million viewers every year. It’s the biggest event in American football and the day it’s held on, commonly known as ‘Super Bowl Sunday’, is widely considered to be a national holiday. Check out these 13 Super Bowl Facts you never knew.

  1. The cost of an ad

via Mashable.com
via Mashable.com

To run a 30-second ad during the break costs a whopping $5 million.

  1. Paid for taking part

via Destination360.com
via Destination360.com

Both teams get paid for taking part. Those on the winning team get $97,000 per person, while those on the losing team get $49,000 per person, which is still a very generous amount.

  1. Most touchdown catches

via Espn.go.com
via Espn.go.com

Jerry Rice is regarded as one of the best ever players and holds the record for most Super Bowl touchdown catches, with a total of eight.

  1. Money generated from ads

via Ew.com
via Ew.com

Over the years, more than $2.2 billion in sales has been generated from Super Bowl ads.

  1. Most wins by a single team

via Nydailynews.com
via Nydailynews.com

The Steelers have won a whopping six times, which is more than any other team.

  1. Teams that have never made it to the Super Bowl

via Huffingtonpost.com
via Huffingtonpost.com

There are currently four teams that have yet to make it to the Super Bowl. The Texans, the Lions, the Browns and the Jaguars are all hoping to make it there soon.

  1. Most losses

via Krod.com
via Krod.com

The Broncos currently hold the record for most losses, having lost a total of five Super Bowls.

  1. Most appearances

via Bleacherreport.com
via Bleacherreport.com

Four teams have each made eight appearances at the Super Bowl. These teams are the Cowboys, the Broncos, the Patriots and the Steelers.

  1. Food consumption

via Latimes.com
via Latimes.com

Superbowl Sunday is the second biggest day of the year for U.S. food consumption, behind only Thanksgiving.

  1. Worldwide following

via Ibtimes.com
via Ibtimes.com

The Super Bowl is broadcast around the world in 34 different languages.

  1. The Lombardi Trophy

via Abcnews.go.com
via Abcnews.go.com

The Lombardi Trophy is awarded to the winning team and is worth $25,000. Made by Tiffany & Co., the trophy stands 21 inches tall and weighs about seven pounds.

  1. Work the next day

via Forevertwentysomethings.com
via Forevertwentysomethings.com

The day after Superbowl Sunday, as many as 1.5 million people phone in sick.

  1. Footballs

via Mashable.com
via Mashable.com

For each Super Bowl, 72 footballs are specially made and are made to fit regulation standards.



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