Did you know, the Super Bowl is measured in Roman numerals because a football season runs over two calendar years?
Rover dug up many more fun facts and numbers to entertain your Super Bowl party. (BTW: The average number of people at any given Super Bowl Party is 17).
Food is an instrumental piece to any party. Typically, 1.25 billion chicken wings and 8 million pounds of guacamole are consumed on Super Bowl Sunday.
New Year’s resolution..? What’s that?
From just snacks, the average fan will consume 1,200 calories. But don’t let that get you down. In fact, vegetables happen to be the top food eaten in homes during the Super Bowl! Way to go, America!
Most viewers plan to watch the Super Bowl either at home or at friends’ homes. On the other hand, not everyone has the day off from work. Domino’s delivery guys will deliver 9 million pieces of pizza to hungry football fans.
Of those who plan to watch the game, 21% would skip an important work responsibility to actually go to the Super Bowl. This might be due to the fact that the NFL has a policy against holding Super Bowl games in stadiums that have a climate of <50 degrees Fahrenheit. Super Bowl XLVII in 50+ degree weather OR delivering pizzas.. Maybe you won’t get your pizza, after all.
New to division I, the Cougars are rising in the NCAA athletic world. Rover compiled a list of the top ten greatest teams to go through Edwardsville. Check it out!
10. 1972 Men’s Soccer (First-ever college national championship at Edwardsville)
9. 1980 Men’s Tennis (ESPN cameras rolled on campus to capture the Cougars third consecutive national championship over NIcholls State)
8. 1984 Men’s Wrestling (First team championship, four individuals became national champions and eight became All-Americans)
7. 1986 Men’s Wrestling (Third straight season as the NCAA Division II team champions)
6. 1988 Women’s Tennis (The team traveled to Rohnert Park, CA in search of a third consecutive national team championship. Coach Bob Meyers would be honored as the Coach of the Year)
5. 1989 Women’s Tennis (SIUE hosted and won their 4th NCAA Division II Women’s Tennis Championship)
4. 1972 Baseball (In postseason play, Ron Middleton threw the first no-hitter in NCAA Division II baseball history)
3. 1984 Men’s Tennis (Set a record for the most consecutive national titles in any NCAA division. This year marked their 7th)
2. 2007 Softball (After 12 innings and 3 ½ hours, the Cougars defeated Lock Haven to secure their first NCAA National Championship)
1. 1978 Men’s Tennis (Started a dynasty for Tennis at Edwardsville)