Whether you're a die-hard fan or just watch for the commercials and halftime show, these facts are sure to surprise you. How much did the first Super Bowl ticket cost? What has been the most expensive ad? How many chicken wings do Americans really eat on game day? The answers to those and more burning questions are coming right up!
The year was 1967 and technology was...eh. During halftime, NBC televised a live interview with comedian Bob Hope, then failed to switch back to the game in time for Green Bay's kickoff. The entire play was scratched and redone for the camera.
Where the name "Super Bowl" originated has long been a point of contention. While some say it first appeared in newspapers, Lamar Hunt, founder of the American Football League, thinks he came up with it. He said, "My own feeling is that it probably registered in my head because my daughter Sharron and my son Lamar Jr. had a children’s toy called a Super Ball and I probably interchanged the phonetics of 'bowl' and 'ball.'"