The Super Bowl has brought us many exciting moments in its 51 year history. It has also featured some rather humorous moments and given us tons of fun facts as well. Here's a sample.
Oakland Raiders' linebacker Matt Millen was once asked by a beautiful blonde for his name and number. Millen relied, "Sure ma'am. Matt Millen, number 55."
Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon was asked about the time at practice when he dropped his pants and kept turning his body around as a news helicopter circled above. McMahon said he wanted to "make sure they got his best side."
Bears' linebacker Mike Singletary was asked about fellow linebacker Otis Wilson.
Singletary replied, " I love Ol' Otis. He goes full speed all the time. Of course he's going the wrong way half the time, but at least he's going the wrong way at full speed."
Miami Dolphins assistant coach Mike Shula, the son of head coach Don Shula was asked what he called his father off the field. Shula said, " Dad."
Eight million pounds of guacamole are consumed on Super Bowl Sunday.
14,500 tons of chips are eaten with that guacamole.
Last year's Super Bowl between the Falcons and Patriots was the most watched sporting event in U.S. history.
Nine of the top ten most watched television programs of all time have been Super Bowls.
The Super Bowl is measured in Roman numerals because the football season runs over two calendar years.
The NFL has a policy that Super Bowl games cannot be played in cities with an average temperature of less than fifty degrees, unless it is in an enclosed stadium.
The cost of a thirty second commercial in Super Bowl I was $37,500. In last years' Super Bowl, they went for between $5 and $5 and a half million dollars.
700,000 footballs are produced for official NFL use with 72 of them being used in the Super Bowl.
And finally, when asked about teammate and Yale graduate Gary Fencik and his biggest contribution to the Bears, Mike Singletary said, " He leads our team in complete sentences."
My prediction on the game, Patriots 27 Eagles 20.
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