18 Things Even Your Boyfriend Doesn’t Know About The Super Bowl.
As a Bay Area resident, Super Bowl 50 is the talk of the town, especially because we haven't hosted the event in 31 years! Uber drivers have been rambling on in intervals of excitement and dread, and everyone from the city to the suburbs is already reeling with how it will affect business and traffic. It's mostly good, they say. They see it as a reason to celebrate. But why?
The Super Bowl has evolved a great deal over the decades from a sports event to a nationwide experience. Although it is still very much about football, viewers also tune in for the highly anticipated halftime shows, commercials, or just for the experience of getting riled up in the comfort of your home or favorite bar.
So, whether you're rooting for the Carolina Panthers or the Denver Broncos (or even if you're just here for the Doritos), we've got you covered with a variety of Super Bowl facts.
#1. According to the NPD Group Market research, the top food consumed by Americans during Super Bowls in the years 2007-09 was vegetables.
#2. Super Bowl XXXVII (2003) was originally meant to take place in a new stadium in San Francisco, but was moved to San Diego due to delayed construction.
#3. Many viewers anticipate the commercials, like this one with Mindy Kaling. It costs an average of $4.5 million for a 30-second commercial. Can you just imagine how much cash is flowing at the 60-second mark?
#4. With nearly 53 million viewers, the 1996 Friends episode 'The One After the Super Bowl' with guest star Brooke Shields was the most watched Super Bowl lead-out to date. Survivor made a close second.
#5. Jerry Rice, a former record-breaking wide receiver, credits his football skills to the work he did helping his brick mason father in hot Mississippi summers.
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#6. According to the National Chicken Council, Americans consume about 1.25 billion Buffalo wings on Super Bowl Sunday.
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