Thursday, January 30, 2014


"Hey!  Ya'll want to come over for a Super Bowl party Sunday night?" Bev didn't have to ask twice.  We didn't even have to think about it.  Of course we'll be there!  

The guys are stoked about the game.  Even my Canadian son-in-law, Dave, said, "I'm so excited about this game."  So are his sons.  We ladies are probably more focused on just being together.  Oh yeah. . .and the food.  Oh yeah. . .and the commercials.  I've already seen a TV show this week devoted to the best of those over the years.

I  also read a few tidbits to file under Super Bowl Trivia.  You might entertain your guests with some of these factoids.

  • The game is the second most watched sporting event in the world behind the Soccer Champions League Final. More than 100 million people worldwide watch the Super Bowl every year.
  • Of the top 10 American most watched television shows of all time, nine of them are the Super Bowls.
  • More people throw a Super Bowl party at home, than a New Year's Eve party in their house. 
  • 8 million pounds of guacamole is consumed on Super Bowl Sunday and 14,500 tons of chips.
  • The Super Bowl is measured in Roman numerals because the football season runs over two calendar years.
  • Over 700,000 footballs are produced annually for official NFL use and 72 of them are used for the Super Bowl.
  • The Green Bay Packers won the first Super Bowl.
  • The Steelers have the most Super Bowl wins with six.  The Cowboys and 49ers each won five.
  • The Steelers and Cowboys tied with eight appearances at the Super Bowl.
  • The Broncos, Bills, Vikings and Patriots are tied for the most Super Bowl losses with four each.
  • The Minnesota Vikings have played in four Super Bowls but never led at any point in the game.
  • Joe Montana has won the Super Bowl MVP three times. 
  • Seahawks coach Pete Carroll could join Jimmy Johnson and Barry Switzer as the only coaches to win both an NCAA championship and Super Bowl.
  • The Green Bay Packers have the most NFL championships (12) in the history of the game of football.
  • English is the only language where the word football does not mean soccer. 

                       Enjoy your Super Bowl party!

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