Super Bowl Little-Known Facts

With the football season coming to an end, we thought we would share some little-known facts about the Super Bowl in preparation for the off-season:

  1. If you had bet $100 that the first score in the Super Bowl would be a safety, you would have won $5,000
  2. The Super Bowl is measured in Roman numerals because a football season runs over two calendar years
  3. Over 700,000 footballs are produced annually for official NFL use and 72 of them are used for the Super Bowl
  4. There has never been an overtime game in Super Bowl history
  5. The Minnesota Vikings have played in 4 Super Bowls but have never led at any point during any game
  6. The Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Cleveland Browns have never played in a Super Bowl
  7. Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest eating day of the year in the United States; Thanksgiving being the biggest
  8. A little more than a third of the people who attend the Super Bowl deduct it as a corporate expense
  9. The players on the winning team receive $92,000 and those on the losing team receive $46,000 for playing in the Super Bowl
  10. The state hosting the Super Bowl receive taxes from the players for the eight days they will be there. The taxable income is calculated by taking the 8 days and dividing it by the number of duty days the players have in 2014 and multiplying it by their full-year salaries. It is estimated that Peyton Manning will owe about $57,000 in taxes to New Jersey.

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