19 Super Facts for Your Super Bowl Party

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The Super Bowl is a really long game. If there's a lull in the conversation, you can toss out some facts about the game, the ads, and foods you might be eating.

1. The Broncos once had a fight song called "The Mighty Bronco March."

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2. During Super Bowl I in 1967, NBC was still in commercial when the second half kicked off. Officials asked the Packers to kick off again.

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3. The second half of the 2004 Super Bowl was delayed when a man dressed as a ref ran onto the field, stripped down to a G-string, and started to dance.

Image credit: Ray Stubblebine/Reuters/Landov

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4. In a 1975 name-the-team contest, Seattle chose Seahawks over entries such as Rainbeams, Aqua-Ducks, and Space Needlers.

More amazing entries from Seattle's name-the-team contest.

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5. You can bet on how many times Peyton Manning says "Omaha" during tonight's game (over/under 27.5).

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6. According to a Wall Street Journal study, there are only 11 minutes of actual football action in an average NFL game.

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7. The USDA allows the use of the term 'wyngz' for chicken products that look like wings but contain no wing meat.

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8. In 10 of the last 11 Super Bowls, the AFC QB has been Peyton Manning, Tom Brady or Ben Roethlisberger.

Courtesy of @ESPNStatsInfo.

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9. The NFL used to play a third-place game, which Vince Lombardi called a "losers' bowl for losers."

Read more about the Bert Bell Benefit Bowl. Image courtesy of Neil Leifer/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images (1963).

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10. M&M's stands for "Mars & Murrie's," the last names of the candy's founders.

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11. The first "I'm going to Disney World!" ad came after Super Bowl XXI in 1987 and starred Giants QB Phil Simms.

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12. My daughters reenacted the Richard Sherman/Erin Andrews interview.

This is what we do for fun in the cold.

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13. On the 49ers' Super Bowl XXIII-winning drive, a calm Joe Montana asked teammates in the huddle, "Hey isn't that John Candy over there?"

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14. The 1989 halftime show featured magician Elvis Presto, who performed magic tricks in the style of Elvis Presley.

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15. In 1977, Super Bowl pre-game entertainment featured Ashley Whippet, a Frisbee-catching dog.

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16. When Doritos creator Arch West passed away, his family asked friends to scatter Doritos around his burial box.

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17. In 2011, GoDaddy acquired and shut down NoDaddy, a GoDaddy complaint site.

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18. Seattle coach Pete Carroll has only had one non-football job: after college, he sold wood products for a building materials company.

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19. In 1998 Miss Piggy released her own perfume, "Moi." Kermit had previously debuted a cologne called "Amphibia."


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