Sunday, December 17

10 Historical Facts About The Super Bowl

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  1. The very first Super Bowl was on January 15, 1967.

  2. The most expensive television commercial air time for the entire year is during the Super Bowl because of the millions of people watching it.

  3. On February 7, 2010, Super Bowl XLIV became the most watched television program in all of American history.
  4. The Department of Homeland Security and the Secret Service have designated the Super Bowl as a National Special Security Event.

  5. In 2011, the Pittsburgh Steelers will tie the Dallas Cowboys as the team with the most Super Bowl appearances, each team having been to the Super Bowl a total of eight times.
  6. As of 2010, the Pittsburgh Steelers is the team with the most Super Bowl wins of all NFL teams. That total is six, though it might jump up to seven if the Steelers win Super Bowl XLV in 2011.
  7. Four NFL teams have never made an appearance in the Super Bowl: the Detroit Lions, the Houston Texans, the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Cleveland Browns.

  8. The winning Super Bowl team earns the Vince Lombardi Trophy, named for famed Pittsburgh Steelerscoach Vince Lombardi.
  9. The city to host the most Super Bowls is Miami, where ten Super Bowl games have been played. New Orleans is a close second with nine games played there.

  10. The stadium that has hosted the most Super Bowls is the Louisiana Superdome, where seven Super Bowls have been played.
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