50 Random Super Bowl Facts to Impress Folks at Your Big Game Party

Tony Santorsa@@TonySantorsaSenior Writer IIFebruary 2, 2012

50 Random Super Bowl Facts to Impress Folks at Your Big Game Party

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    Super Bowl XLVI is just a few days away—can you believe it?

    For most of us out there, this means that we have a Super Bowl party to go to on Sunday. Likely this party is going to have tons of food, beer and lots of football. 

    Here's an idea for you: How can you impress your friends?

    Well, take a look at this. 

    Here are 50 random Super Bowl facts to impress folks at your big game party this Sunday. 

    Sources: LarryBrownSports, Yahoo Sports, MIStupid.com, and Pro Football Reference. 

Tom Brady vs. Eli Manning

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    For the first time in NFL history, we'll have two former Super Bowl MVP quarterbacks starting against each other. 

    Eli Manning, who won Super Bowl MVP back in 2007, vs. Tom Brady, who won Super Bowl MVPs in 2001 and 2003. 

There Are Three Super Bowl MVPs in Super Bowl XLVI

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    Little did you know, but New England Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch won Super Bowl MVP back in 2004 against the Philadelphia Eagles. 

This Is Bill Belichick's Fifth Super Bowl Appearance

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    So this is Bill Belichick's fifth Super Bowl appearance, right? Well get this, Belichick is now second in NFL history for most Super Bowl appearances. 

This Is New York's Second Super Bowl in Four Seasons

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    For you casual fans out there, this is the New York Giants second Super Bowl appearance in the last four seasons. 

New England Has Won Three Super Bowls

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    The New England Patriots won Super Bowl XXXVI, Super Bowl XXXVIII and Super Bowl XXXIX—which was three Super Bowl wins in four seasons. 

The New England Patriots Are a Dynasty

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    As the New England Patriots won three Super Bowls in four seasons, from 2001-2004, that makes the Patriots an NFL dynasty. 

The Giants Have Won Three Super Bowls

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    The New York Giants won Super Bowl XXI, Super Bowl XXV and Super Bowl XLII. 

Bill Belichick and Tom Coughlin Once Worked Together

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    Bill Belichick won two Super Bowls with Bill Parcells and the New York Giants while Tom Coughlin has won one Super Bowl with Parcells and the Giants.

    Belichick was a defensive coordinator from 1985-1990 with the Giants as Coughlin was the team's wide receivers coach from 1988-1990. 

Super Bowl XLVI Is a Rematch of Super Bowl XLII

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    For those of you who are just starting watching football, Super Bowl XLVI is a rematch of Super Bowl XLII.

    Four years ago the New York Giants upset the undefeated New England Patriots, handing them their first loss of the season. 

The New England Patriots Are 3-3 in the Super Bowl

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    The New England Patriots may be considered an NFL dynasty with their three Super Bowls from 2001 until 2004, but they still have three losses.

    One came in Super Bowl XLII against the New York Giants, another was against the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XXXI and the other was against the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XX.

Three of New England's Super Bowls Have Been Played in New Orleans

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    The New England Patriots love going to New Orleans.

    The Patriots have played three of their six Super Bowls in the New Orleans: Super Bowl XX, Super Bowl XXXI and Super Bowl XXXVI. 

The New York Giants Are 3-1 in the Super Bowl

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    The New York Giants have gone 3-1 in the Super Bowl as they won Super Bowl XLII against the New England Patriots, Super Bowl XXV against the Buffalo Bills and Super Bowl XXI against the Denver Broncos.

    Their only loss came against the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV. 

This Is the First Ever Super Bowl to Be Held in Indianapolis

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    Indianapolis, Indiana is quite the interesting spot to hold a Super Bowl, but they have one hell of a stadium in Lucas Oil Stadium. 

Did You Know That Indianapolis...

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    Did you know that Indianapolis is the largest city to be land-locked—which means that there is no body of water near the city. 

Tom Brady and Eli Manning Will Be Playing in Peyton Manning's Stadium

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    Tom Brady, who is Peyton Manning's biggest rival, and Eli Manning, who is Peyton Manning's little brother, will both be playing against in each other in Peyton' stadium for Super Bowl XLVI.

    How funny is that? 

If Eli Manning Wins...

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    If Eli Manning wins Super Bowl XLVI, then he will have more Super Bowl rings than his brother, Peyton Manning. 

If Tom Brady Wins...

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    If Tom Brady wins, he will have the most postseason victories in NFL history at 17. 

    Brady will also be tied for most Super Bowl wins of all time with quarterbacks Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana. 

The Pittsburgh Steelers Have the Most Super Bowl Wins

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    Did you know that the Pittsburgh Steelers have an incredible six Super Bowl trophies throughout their incredible history?

    That's the most Super Bowl titles by any franchise in the NFL. 

The San Francisco 49ers Have the Second Most Super Bowl Wins

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    The San Francisco 49ers have the second-most Super Bowls in NFL history as they have won a total of five.

    Did you know that the 49ers are a perfect 5-0 all time in the Super Bowl? 

The Dallas Cowboys Also Have the Second Most Super Bowl Wins

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    The Dallas Cowboys are tied for second-most Super Bowl wins in NFL history with the San Francisco 49ers at five.

    The Cowboys have also lost three Super Bowls. 

Super Bowl Is Measured in Roman Numerals

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    Did you know that the Super Bowl is measured in Roman numerals?

    So Super Bowl XLVI means Super Bowl 46.  

Why Is the Super Bowl Measured in Roman Numerals?

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    The Super Bowl is measured with Roman numerals simply because the season spans through two calender years.

Super Bowl Tickets Are Expensive

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    Did you know that the single most expensive ticket from the 2011 Super Bowl was $15,946, for a seventh-row seat on the 50-yard line? 

The Shortest Super Bowl Commercial

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    The shortest Super Bowl commercial of all time was a half-second long during Super Bowl XLIII, back in 2009. 

The Longest Super Bowl Commercial

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    The longest Super Bowl commercial lasted two minutes, starring Eminem driving a Chrysler 200 throughout the city of Detroit. 

The First Super Bowl Commercial Cost...

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    Did you know that the first Super Bowl commercial cost only $37,500 for 30 seconds? 

The Most Expensive Super Bowl Commercial Cost...

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    The most expensive Super Bowl commercial cost a total of $3.5 million for this weekend's upcoming Super Bowl. 

    I wonder what it is? 

Guess How Many Calories We'll All Eat on Super Bowl Sunday

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    It is estimated that we'll eat a total of 1,200 calories of snack food during Sunday's big game. 

Super Bowl Sunday Is the Second Largest Day of Food Consumption

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    Did you know that Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest day of food consumption? 

    Guess what's the first day...Thanksgiving. 

I Hope We All Like Avocado

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    It is predicted that football fans will eat around 69.6 million pounds of avocados during Super Bowl Sunday. 

Let's Drink Some Beer!

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    It is expected that 325.5 million gallons of beer will be drunk by Americans during the Super Bowl.

    How insane is that? 

Budweiser Is the Super Bowl's Favorite Beer

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    Did you know that Budweiser is the exclusive beer for the Super Bowl? 

We're Going to Get Some Heartburn

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    Did you know that 7-Eleven predicts that Americans will purchase 20 percent more antacids on Super Bowl Sunday and the day after? 

Americans Love Chicken!

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    Did you know that Americans will eat a total of 90 million pounds of chicken wings on Super Bowl Sunday? 

Super Bowl XLV Had the Most Viewers

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    The average number of viewers for Super Bowl XLV was a total of 111,010,000. That is insane. 

Super Bowl XLII Had a Ton of Viewers Too

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    Did you know that Super Bowl XLII between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots averaged a total of 97,448,000 viewers? 

Joe Montana and Super Bowl MVP

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    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana has won a total of three Super Bowl MVPs, which is most in NFL history.

    Tom Brady is just one behind Montana. 

The Detroit Lions Have Never Made It to the Super Bowl

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    The Detroit Lions are the only NFC team to never, ever play in the Super Bowl. 

The Arizona Cardinals Had the Longest Dry Spell in Super Bowl History

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    The Arizona Cardinals went from 1947 all the way until 2009 before making it to the Super Bowl. 

    The Cardinals lost in '09 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

The Buffalo Bills Have the Most Consecutive Super Bowl Appearances

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    Did you know that the Buffalo Bills have the most consecutive Super Bowl appearances? 

    The Bills made it to a total of four in a row from 1990 all the way to 1993, but they lost all four of them. 

The Louisiana Superdome Has Held the Most Super Bowls

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    Did you know that the Louisiana Superdome has hold the most Super Bowls in NFL history? 

    As of right now, New Orleans has hosted six Super Bowls, with their seventh coming in 2013. 

The City of Miami Has Held the Most Super Bowls

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    The Superdome may have the most Super Bowls as a venue, but the city of Miami has hosted a total of 10 Super Bowls. 

Buffalo, Denver and Minnesota Have Lost the Most Super Bowls

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    The Buffalo Bills, the Denver Broncos and the Minnesota Vikings have all lost a total of four Super Bowls—which is the most by any team in NFL history. 

Who's Lonely out There?

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    Did you know that five percent of Americans will watch the Super Bowl alone? 

Joe Montana Has the Greatest Career Passer Rating in Super Bowl History

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    There's a reason why many people believe that Joe Montana is the greatest quarterback in NFL history.

    Montana has the highest career passer rating in Super Bowl history with an incredible 127.83.

Joe Montana Has Thrown the Most Touchdown Passes in Super Bowl History

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    Joe Montana is the greatest quarterback in NFL history.

    Did you know that he has the most career touchdowns passes in Super Bowl history with 11 of them? 

Phil Simms Posted the Highest Quarterback Rating in a Single Super Bowl

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    Back in Super Bowl XXI, Phil Simms and the New York Giants had an incredible day.

    Simms finished the game with the highest quarterback rating to be ever recorded in Super Bowl history with 150.92. 

Tom Brady Has Thrown the Most Career Passes in Super Bowl History

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    Tom Brady has thrown the most passes in Super Bowl history as he has thrown 155, which is three more than John Elway's 152 pass attempts. 

Tom Brady Has Completed the Most Career Passes in Super Bowl History

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    As Tom Brady has thrown a whopping 155 passes in the Super Bowl, he has completed 100 of those passes—which is the most in Super Bowl history. 

Tom Brady Has Completed the Most Passes in a Single Super Bowl

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    Did you know that Tom Brady is tied for the most completed passes in a single game with Drew Brees as they both have completed 32 passes, as Brady did so in Super Bowl XXXVIII against the Carolina Panthers.