USA Today has put together a list of “30 Super Bowl Facts Even the Most Hardcore NFL Fans Don’t Know.”
So if you notoriously don’t know ANYTHING about Super Bowl, drop these and surprise some people!
1. The first two Super Bowls weren’t even referred to as the ‘Super Bowl’. It wasn’t until Super Bowl 3 that the name was coined.
2. Backup quarterback Gale Gilbert has the record for consecutive Super Bowl appearances. He made five straight: Four with the Bills from ’91 to ’94, and then with the Chargers in 1995. His teams lost every. single. one.
3. Teams wearing white jerseys are 11-1 in the last 12 Super Bowls. The Pats will wear white on Sunday.
4. Phil Simms was the first Super Bowl MVP to say he was “going to Disney World.”
5. The NFL uses 72 perfectly inflated game balls during the Super Bowl.
6. The NFL didn’t turn to mainstream music acts for the halftime show until 1991. Before then, it was mostly marching bands. Cool… New Kids on the Block performed in ’91.