A few facts about Super Bowl

There are actually a few little-known facts about the Super Bowl.

The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL), the highest level of professional football in the United States, culminating a season that begins in the late summer of the previous calendar year.

  • Everyone enjoys a good Super Bowl party, especially when there's food involved. The event is the second-highest day of food consumption after Thanksgiving.
  • The Super Bowl normally uses Roman numerals to identify each game, rather than the year in which it is held. For example, Super Bowl I was played on January 15, 1967, following the 1966 regular season. The single exception to this rule is Super Bowl 50, which is scheduled to be played on February 7, 2016, following the 2015 regular season.
  • The day on which the Super Bowl is played, now considered by some an unofficial American national holiday, is called "Super Bowl Sunday".
  • Each game has generated new records for the sport. Jerry Rice has set the record for eight touchdowns, while the New York Giants and New England Patriots pulled off the longest drive ever (10 minutes) during Super Bowl XLII.
  • After the 1951 Pro Bowl, Cleveland Browns quarterback Otto Graham was named the game's outstanding player.
  • The trophy was first awarded to the Green Bay Packers in 1967 (when the Super Bowl's official designation was the AFL-NFL World Championship Game) after they defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10.
  • Beyonce performed at the Super Bowl halftime shows in 2013 and 2016.
  • In 2017, Lady Gaga sang the National Anthem at the Super Bowl.

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