The 16 Craziest Things You Probably Never Knew About The Super Bowl


7. Halftime performers make how much?

Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, and even Beyoncé didn’t get paid a single dime to perform at past Super Bowls. But don’t feel too bad for them. Trinchero shares that although they don’t get actual cash, the exposure can be worth tens of millions of dollars, and often the halftime show scores higher ratings than the actual game.

8. No e-tickets here

Unlike attending most sporting events today, the Super Bowl only issues and accepts paper tickets, says Trinchero.


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9. No overtime

No Super Bowl in the history of the big game has ever gone into overtime. But there’s always a first…

10. It wasn’t always “super”

“The Super Bowl wasn’t actually referred to as the Super Bowl until Super Bowl III,” shares Trinchero, “At the time, what we now know as Super Bowl I and II were just called the AFL-NFL World Championship Game.”



11. Six little words

The words “Commissioner,” “Wilson” and, “Made in the U.S.A” have always been imprinted on every single Wilson Super Bowl game football since day one, shares Peterson-Lohman.

12. The Lombardi Trophy

Peterson-Lohman also says that the football on top of the Lombardi Trophy is the exact size of an official “The Duke” football, which is 55 cm through the middle, 71 cm around the ends. That’s one big trophy!

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