11 super-interesting unknown fun Super Bowl facts you barely know about – this list will surprise all you football fans!

We’re near the finish line for one of the biggest sporting events on the planet to begin as the Super Bowl LVII will see the Philadelphia Eagles face the Kansas City Chiefs at the University of Phoenix Stadium, in Glendale, Arizona, at 6:30 p.m. ET on February 12. With the season’s biggest game on Sunday the talk of the town, we thought it would be fun to list out a few interesting facts about the Super Bowl, which many of you might not have known until now.

So, without further ado, here are a few fun facts about past Super Bowls and Sunday’s big game:

1) Super Bowl Sunday is primarily the second-biggest eating day for Americans every year behind Thanksgiving.

2) Americans spend around $1.3 billion on beer alone on Super Bowl Sunday.

3) 12 NFL teams have never won the Super Bowl.

Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, and Tennessee Titans. Of the 12 teams, Bengals, Browns, Jaguars, Lions, and Texans have never made it to a single Super Bowl game.

4) 11 colleges have produced the most number of quarterbacks in Super Bowl history.

Their teams may differ, but many quarterbacks in Super Bowl history are from the same alma maters. Up until 2017, Notre Dame, Michigan, and Stanford were tied for the most alumni with seven, while Purdue came in second with six for the for the most alumni with Super Bowl appearances.

5) Roman numerals are used by NFL to avoid confusion when naming the Super Bowl.

The tradition to use Roman numerals first began with Super Bowl V in 1971.

6) Bands and artists do not get paid to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime show.

According to the New York Times, artists and bands are not paid an “appearance fee” by the NFL. Instead, the organization covers the expenses for the performances along with the security, stagehands, lighting and other contributing amenities.

7) Carol Channing was the first singer to perform at a Super Bowl Halftime show in 1970.

8) Alicia Keys gave the longest performance of the National Anthem clocking in at 2 minutes 35 seconds during Super Bowl XLVII.

The average length for the National Anthem before the Super Bowl kick off is about 1 minute and 50 seconds. We’ll see how Country singer Chris Stapleton fares at Super Bowl LVII.

9) Super Bowl players get paid big time even if they lose.

Apart from their NFL salaries, the players are paid post-season bonuses. Winning team players in 2021 got $130,000, but earned around $250,000 when their bonuses from previous playoff rounds were added up. The losing team players too ended up with money in the bank with about $185,000 for their post-season play.

10) Jim and John Harbaugh made history in 2013’s Super Bowl XLVII as the first brothers to compete against each other as the coaches of San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens, respectively. Many dubbed the game as “the Harbaugh Bowl” and “the HarBowl”, which the brothers later said was a day full of both “elation” and “devastation.”

11) Both teams in Super Bowl LVII will for the first time in the 57-year Super Bowl history start with a Black quarterback – Jalen Hurts for the Philadelphia Eagles and Patrick Mahomes for the Kansas City Chiefs.

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