Super Bowl facts are often entertaining, but not always useful. Deciding which facts are important and helpful in getting us in the spirit of today’s Super Bowl LII, here are the top five useless facts that you should know.
Super Bowl LII is finally here as countless football fans have waited a very long time to see who will ultimately win the big game. Today’s big game will be between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots and should be a good one.
If you’re looking for some useless facts to throw knowledge to your friends, family, or those at a Super Bowl party, you’re in luck. Here are the top five useless facts that you should know.
The Lombardi Trophy is made by Tiffany’s & Company
Our first useless fact perhaps explains why players are so passionate and emotional after winning. So much so that, by the end of the trophy presentation, it’s covered with fingerprints, smudges, kisses and then showered with champagne.
The Lombardi Trophy, made in New Jersey, is 22 inches long, weighs 7 pounds with the regulation-sized football in the kicking position. It’s made of sterling silver, requires four months to craft at a cost of $25,000.
Both winners and losers are paid
Not just for the love of the game folks. There is a lot of money on the line, literally. The collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and the players’ association ensures each player takes home some cold hard cash.
The winners take $112,000 and the losers $56,000. This amount increases every year. Next year’s winners will earn $118,000 and the losers $59,000.
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The coldest Super Bowl ever played was in New Orleans, Louisiana
This is a fact because even though games have been played in states known for frigid temperatures, they were indoors under a dome with central heating. On Sunday, February 4, outdoor temperature is expected to be 3 degrees at kickoff, 5:30 pm Central time.
“There will be no wing shortage” (Tom Super, National Chicken Council)
Imagine showing up to a Super Bowl party and there are no wings on site. According to the National Chicken Council’s 2018 chicken wing report, fans are projected to eat 1.35 billion wings this weekend. That’s enough to circle the Earth three times.
February 5th is “Super Sick Monday”
Our last fact may not be as useless as the previous. Why? Because your supervisors are already aware of what has in the past been one of the largest sick days of the year. And hopefully, most of you will put more thought into your excuses for calling off of work on Monday.
The Workforce Institute and Mucinex teamed up in a recent survey and found that nearly 14 million employed Americans have already decided to call in sick the Monday after the Super Bowl. So now that we’re all clear on who’s calling out sick Monday, let’s not be afraid to indulge in dips, chips, pizza, beer and as many wings as will fit.