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We’re only three days away from the biggest game of the year – Super Bowl LIII. If you’re planning on inviting the crew over to watch the New England Patriots take on the LA Rams, you probably already have the drinks and snacks taken care of. Now, we’ll provide the super facts to make it a real party!

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  1. The original name for the Super Bowl was “The AFL-NFL World Championship Game; however, “Super Bowl” was used unofficially since the very first game.
  2. The Pittsburgh Steelers currently hold the record for the most Super Bowl wins. Of course, there is a chance that the New England Patriots could tie it up after Sundays’ game; they along with the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys each have five Lombardi Trophies.
  3. Speaking of Lombardi Trophies, a new one is awarded each year, they are made by Tiffany & Co, out of sterling silver.
  4. The Super Bowl is measured in Roman numerals because a football season runs over two calendar years.
  5. Peyton Manning is the only quarterback to win a Super Bowl Championship with two different teams.
  6. A shutout has never taken place in Super Bowl history, but there have been close instances. The Miami Dolphins currently hold the record for fewest points scored when they faced the Dallas Cowboys in 1972. The final score was 24-3.
  7. The cost of a 30-second commercial has increased by 197.02% from Super Bowl I to Super Bowl LI. A 30-second spot will reportedly cost between about $5M – breaking it down to $166,666 per second.
  8. Super Bowl Sunday is America’s second largest consumption day, following Thanksgiving.
  9. The highest rated halftime show (which had higher ratings than the game itself) was performed by Michael Jackson in 1993.
  10. In 1967, the first Super Bowl touchdown was scored Green Bay Packers Wide Receiver Max McGee.

Although it’s disappointing when our Green Bay Packers don’t make it to the playoffs, it’s always fun to have an excuse to gather with friends. Will you plan to watch Super Bowl LIII?

Happy Super Bowl Sunday from Lions Pride!