The Super Bowl is the most significant event in American sports. This is not an overstatement. The game that decides the NFL champion has been played since 1967 and attracts attention like no other.
Here are some trivia to stay in the loop.
Historically, despite increasingly modern stadiums, it is not easy to hold an outdoor game in the middle of winter in the USA. That’s why Florida is the state that has hosted the Super Bowl the most times.
There have been 17 editions, 11 of them in Miami, five in Tampa (the most recent in 2021), and one in Jacksonville. California is another champion state: it has hosted the event on 12 occasions.
Some people only watch the Super Bowl halftime show because of the musical attraction. The show stars significant pop artists. Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Madonna, The Who, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, and Bruno Mars are among those who have performed.
American TV is an excellent thermometer to show the size of the event. Of the 20 biggest audiences in the country’s history, 19 are editions of the Super Bowl.
The only exception is the final episode of the “M.A.S.H.” series, aired in 1983. At the top of this ranking is the 2015 SB, won by the New England Patriots: 114 million people saw the game in the U.S. alone.
Easy wins in finals are rare. The most significant point differential in a Super Bowl came in 1990 when the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Denver Broncos 55-10.
Only one edition ended in a tie in 2017: the New England Patriots were losing 28-3 to the Atlanta Falcons, managed to even the score in surprising fashion, and closed out the 34-28 victory with a touchdown in overtime.
Of the 32 NFL teams, 12 have never won the Super Bowl. And four of them have not even played in the game: the Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, and Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Browns are one of the most traditional teams, but their most successful period rolled on before creating the Super Bowl, with eight titles.
The Texans are the youngest franchise in the league: they were created in 1999 and played their first game in 2002.
Did you think this topic was about winning teams? You thought wrong.
A curious statistic gathered by the website of ‘Forbes’ magazine: on Super Bowl Sunday, more than 1 billion chicken wings are consumed in the USA. Also, 12 million pieces of pizza are sold.
Okay, if you want to know about winning teams, then the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers are the biggest winners.
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