Super Bowl Trivia
A collection of interesting facts and figures about the Super Bowl of American football.
- The first Super Bowl game was played on January 15, 1967, as a playoff between the AFL and NFL champions. The game was called the "World Championship of Professional Football" (more Super Bowl history). See more Super Bowl Firsts.
- No network footage exists of Super Bowl I. Apparently it was taped over for a soap opera.
- At every Super Bowl, two Lombardi trophies are present in the unfortunate event that one is accidentally destroyed in the celebrations.
- Super Bowl day is the second-largest U.S. food consumption day, following Thanksgiving.
- Mike Ditka and Tom Flores are the only two men to win a Super Bowl both as a player and a coach.
- Each Super Bowl trophy is handcrafted by Tiffany & Co. master artisans at their workshop in Parsippany, New Jersey, and is valued at $12,500.
- The lowest amount of points scored in a Super Bowl is 3, scored by the Dolphins in Super Bowl VI.
- The Super Bowl is one of the most-watched U.S. television broadcasts of the year, attracting many companies to spend millions of dollars on commercials.
- Each Super Bowl trophy takes approximately four months and 72 man-hours to create.
- The name 'Super Bowl' came from AFL founder and Kansas City Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt. He had jokingly referred to the proposed interleague championship as the "Super Bowl" after seeing his daughter playing with a toy called a Super Ball. The ball is now on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
- The original Super Bowl XXXVI logo was re-designed following the September 11, 2001 attacks.
- The Minnesota Vikings have played in four Super Bowls, but has never led a Super Bowl for even a single second.
- Chuck Howley, the MPV winner from the 1971 Super Bowl, is the only player from a losing team to be named MVP.
- The last true day game (one which ended before local sunset) was Super Bowl XI in January 1977.
- In 1978, both Randy White and Harvey Martin were co-winners of the MPV award.
- The only player to win a Super Bowl ring and an Olympic gold medal was Bob Hayes. He won the 100m at the 1964 Olympic Games, and was part of the winning Dallas Cowboys team of 1972.
- In what is now known as the Philly Special, during the 2018 Super Bowl Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles caught a touchdown pass, and became first player in Super Bowl history to both throw and catch a touchdown.
- The record crowd at a Super Bowl game was 103,985 in 1980 at the Rose Bowl stadium. The lowest crowd was in 2021, due to COVID-19 health restrictions limiting the stadium capacity to just 22,000 fans.