Are You Ready for the Super Bowl?
Just for the heck of it, here are a few bits of general trivia related to this Great American Tradition…
The first NFL Super Bowl held in 1967, was referred to as
The first Super Bowl was played
The team with the best Super Bowl record is the
The Minnesota Vikings are tied with the Buffalo Bills for the worst Super Bowl records. They both lost all 4 of their appearances.
The highest number of points scored by one team in a Super
Bowl was by the
The lowest scoring Super Bowl game (including the smallest
number of points scored by a winning team) was Super Bowl
Do you know what significant contribution Wesley Tallent, Suzanna Christy, Janet Maxwell, Joe Narcisse and Tom Cooney have made to Super Bowls? They all performed the National Anthem in American Sign Language. Just thought I’d mention that…
Likely the “biggest” exit from a Super Bowl halftime show
was at Super Bowl XXX in 1996 as Diana Ross was taken from Sun Devil Stadium in
Should I mention the memorable “wardrobe malfunction” of Janet Jackson during the halftime performance of Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004? Nah… I’ll just let that one go…
By the way…
American football (an offspring of rugby and soccer) began life in 1876 when the first rules of the game were written.
The “oldest” continuously operating professional
football team? It’s the Arizona
Cardinals who started life as the
Pudge Heffelfinger became the first “professional’ football player when he was paid $500 by the Allegheny Athletic Association to play in a game against the Pittsburgh Athletic Club in 1892. Considering that 500 bucks was a whole bunch of money back then, I suspect there was a bit of wagering taking place on that game. Maybe…?
The first televised football game was
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