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10 Fun Super Bowl Facts To Win Over Your Game Day Party

As we get ready to unveil our first ever Wix Super Bowl commercial, we’ve been channeling our inner jocks, and brushing up on our sports stats. So far, we’ve fallen in love with 5 NFL legends, and could even tell you a few things about their most memorable plays.

If you’re like us, you’ll be spending February 1 at a game day party nodding along with the know it alls, and waiting for the commercials to air. There’s always that amazing guy or gal on the couch spewing obscure and relevant player history as if they can pull information out of thin air. For most of us, this sounds about as complicated as writing computer code. But man do they sound cool.

While it takes years of invested fandom to be able to throw out the appropriate data during a football game, we found some fun tidbits of our own that you can use to be the life of the party. Here is some impressive and hilarious trivia about game day:

#2 Largest-Food-Consumption Day of the Year
Super Bowl Sunday is a day to eat…and eat and eat (Thanksgiving is #1). In fact it is estimated that 1.25 BILLION chicken wings will be consumed during the Super Bowl. That’s a clucking lot!
1.5 Million People Play Hooky on Super Bowl Monday
A sizable chunk of the American workforce will call in sick on Monday, February 2nd. Good idea. The rest of us may regret our decision to head into the office, even after some strong coffee.
20% Antacid Sale Increase
The antacid industry has their own celebration the day after the Super Bowl. See Fun fact #1. At least someone is benefiting from our pain!
0 Footage of the first Super Bowl
Rumor has it, the first Super Bowl was taped over for a soap opera! On second thought, maybe you don’t want to share this with die-hard sports fans. It could turn into a pretty dramatic scene.
$12
The first Super Bowl in 1967 cost a few bucks less than an average lunch out these days. If only we had a time machine we could all enjoy watching the game live and in person. We can dream, right?!
$1200
Pay up! Tickets to Super Bowl 2015 now cost a whole lot more than they used to. For those who can get their hands on one of these prized passes they may have to consider paying rent vs. attending the Super Bowl. Hey, you only live once.
120 Balls
On Super Bowl Sunday, they’ll have 120 footballs ready for official use. PS. It’s someone’s official job to monitor this – and we think that’s pretty cool.
54 Yards Long
The longest field goal took place during Super Bowl XXVIII when the Dallas Cowboys played the Buffalo Bills. Not bad at all. As a reference, you could stretch 162 footlong hotdogs across that length.
61,946 People
In the game’s first year, the Super Bowl had what we now consider the smallest crowd in its history. Hey, that is still more than the number of people who live in Greenland.
0 Overtimes
Since 1967 the Super Bowl has never gone past regulation. What a nail biter that would be! Maybe this year will be the year with an epic extended game.

Itching for more football trivia? Check out our Superbowl Hub for more fun articles.  #ItsThatEasy


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