🏈 Fun Facts, Recipes, and Football Crafts for the Big Game

Super Bowl LV is Sunday, February 7 at 4:30 PM MST

By Kyrie Collins, Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree Publisher February 3, 2021

Super Bowl Sunday (February 7, 2021) is a great day to enjoy good food, funny commercials, and cheering on your favorite team... or rooting against the one you can't stand!

Did you know?

  • Tampa has previously hosted the Super Bowl four times, but this is the first time in NFL history that a team will play in the Super Bowl in their home stadium.
  • Sarah Thomas will make history as the first woman to referee a Super Bowl.
  • This is the Kansas City Chiefs' fourth appearance in the Super Bowl. With a victory, they will be the eighth team to win back-to-back Super Bowls. The others are the Packers, Dolphins, Steelers (the only team to have done it twice), 49ers, Cowboys, Broncos, and Patriots.
  • This is the second Super Bowl appearance for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. If they win, Tampa Bay Buccaneers star Tom Brady will hold the quarterback record for the most Super Bowl wins, which was previously held by... New England Patriots star Tom Brady.
  • At 43, Tom Brady is the oldest quarterback in the NFL. His first season was the same year Patrick Mahomes went to Kindergarten.
  • Brady — who will be playing in his 10th Super Bowl — holds nearly every major Super Bowl record for a quarterback. In 2019, he passed Cowboys defensive end Charles Haley for the most Super Bowl wins in any position.
  • Super Bowl Sunday ranks second only to Thanksgiving when it comes to food consumption. Fans will devour around 28 million pounds of chips, 8 million pounds of guacamole, and 1 billion (yup, billion!) hot wings.

Check out: 7 Douglas County Restaurants that Make Great Wings

  • 7-Eleven's antacid sales increase by about 20% the day after the Super Bowl. About 6% of viewers actually call in sick.
  • For the first time since 1983, Budweiser will not have a Super Bowl commercial. Instead, they will donate the money they would have spent toward coronavirus vaccination awareness. (Other brands in the Budweiser family, including Bud Light and Bud Light Seltzer, will still run ads.)
  • The Clydesdale horses, normally seen in the Budweiser ad, will still make an appearance in an ad that will air in Boston and New York:

  • A 30-second commercial run during the game will cost about $5.6 million (plus another $200,000 to air on the game's online stream). That comes out to about $186,667 per second! It's still considered a deal, though; nearly a quarter of watchers say the commercials are the best part!
  • For those who prefer retrievers over receivers, Animal Planet will air its 17th Annual Puppy Bowl.

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