Super Bowl Fun Facts

I was born and raised a 49er fan.  My father was a high school English teacher and than became a high school principal.  Most of his life was devoted to school activities, but you better believe that he would religiously watch the 49ers play every Sunday.  For my first halloween my parents put me in a red sweat suit and a 49er beanie and told everyone I was a 49er fan…that was my first costume…ever.  When I was 16 my father lost his battle with colon cancer, so I believe that the 49ers finally being in the super bowl again would’ve made him VERY happy and in turn makes me very happy.

In honor of the Super Bowl being this weekend, and my 49ers BEING IN THE SUPER BOWL I thought I would share some fun facts.

The Harbaughs are the first brothers to coach against one another in a Super Bowl.  Jim Harbaugh coaches the 49ers and John Harbaugh coaches the Ravens.  Should be interesting at the next family dinner 🙂

According to kidzworld; Between 14,500 and 15,000 tons of potato chips will be eaten on Superbowl Sunday.

8 million pounds of guacamole is consumed on Super Bowl Sunday

The NFC holds a 25-21 lead over the AFC in Super Bowls

The Minnesota Vikings is the only team to have played in four Super Bowls, but have never led at any point in any of the games.

Of the top 10 most watched American television programs of all time, nine of them are Super Bowls. In fact, Super Bowl XLIV in 2010 unseated the M*A*S*H* series finale as the most watched show in television history with over 106.5 million viewers.

Over 700,000 footballs are produced every year for use during the NFL season. 72 of those balls are used for the Super Bowl.

It’s estimated that over 700,000 U.S. employees won’t show up for work the Monday morning after the Super Bowl.

The 49ers are 5-0 in Super Bowls. They are the only team to play in more than one Super Bowl and have a perfect record.

It’s estimated that the net amount of money wagered worldwide on a Super Bowl game is over 8.2 billion dollars.

Papa John’s prepared for last year’s Super Bowl by stocking its shops with a total of 2,000,000 pounds of cheese and 350,000 pounds of pepperoni.

The price of a 30-second commercial during the first Super Bowl in 1967 was $40,000
and $3,800,000 is the price of a 30-second commercial during this year’s game.

San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick will be the fourth quarterback in the Super Bowl era to start the Super Bowl in the same season as his first career NFL start, joining Vince Ferragamo (1979 Rams), Kurt Warner (1999 Rams) and Tom Brady (2001 Patriots).

Now you can go to your Super Bowl party sounding like a smarty pants!  Go Niners!  🙂