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:
- If you had bet $100 that the first score in the Super Bowl would be a safety, you would have won $5,000
- The Super Bowl is measured in Roman numerals because a 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
- There has never been an overtime game in Super Bowl history
- The Minnesota Vikings have played in 4 Super Bowls but have never led at any point during any game
- The Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Cleveland Browns have never played in a Super Bowl
- Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest eating day of the year in the United States; Thanksgiving being the biggest
- A little more than a third of the people who attend the Super Bowl deduct it as a corporate expense
- The players on the winning team receive $92,000 and those on the losing team receive $46,000 for playing in the Super Bowl
- 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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