Factoids for Sunday

Submitted Fri, 02/01/2013 - 9:03am by Pat Urban

February 1, 2013


No Steelers to root for, no Eagles or Cowboys to root against, but still, it’s the “Big Game.”  (Wouldn’t want the NFL to sue me for trademark infringement for using words that rhyme with Pooper Roll). 



It’ll be a great day for drinking, overeating, and showing off.  Here are a few factoids you can throw out at your “Big Game” party, so you’ll sound smarter than you really are:


  • Each winner of this year’s game gets $88,000. The losers get $44,000.

  • Minnesota, Denver, Buffalo and New England have all lost four Super Bowls.

  • The oldest winning coach in Super Bowl history was Tom Coughlin at age 65 in 2012. The youngest was Mike Tomlin, who was 36 when he won it all in 2009.

  • The ticket prices for Super Bowl I were $6, $10 and $12. The ticket prices last year were $600, $800, $900 and $1,200.

  • The price of a 30-second commercial for Super Bowl I in 1967 was $42,000. This year, they’re running $3.8 million.

  • Americans will consume 1.23 billion chicken wings during the Super Bowl this year.


Only 1.23 billion?  What are we, on a diet?