This is it! No more talks, no more doubts. The Super Bowl 50 is set and ready for the kickoff. Panthers and Broncos will face each other next Sunday, February 7th, to prove once and for all which team is the best of the season.
Like any other Super Bowl this one has unique nuances of its own. Nonetheless, you have seen both teams and their players the entire season. You already know them, you know what they can bring to the field and most probably, you already have picked your favorite. So, instead of going over the teams and their strategies, let’s go over some interesting and particular facts of Super Bowl 50 and the game’s history.
Fun Facts about Super Bowl
- The name “Super Bowl’’ was conceived by Kansas City Chiefs founder Lamar Hunt during a planning meeting in 1966 for the inaugural game. Hunt recalled that two of his children were obsessed with a popular toy of the era, the Super Ball.
- Since Super Bowl V in 1971, Super Bowls have always been denoted with Roman numerals. However, this year the NFL announced the Super Bowl 50, not Super Bowl L. It is expected for the Roman numerals to be back next year with Super Bowl LI.
- This will be the first Super Bowl featuring opposing starting QB who were drafted No. 1 overall.
- At 39, Peyton Manning will be the oldest quarterback to play in a Super Bowl at Super Bowl 50. The age difference between Cam Newton, 26, and Peyton Manning, 39, is 13 years, 48 days—the largest gap in Super Bowl history.
- Newton will try to become the second African-American quarterback to win a Super Bowl and be named the game’s MVP. The first was the Redskins’ Doug Williams in SB XXII. Newton, could also become only the fifth player in history to win the Heisman Trophy and Super Bowl MVP.
- ‘The Denver Broncos have gone to 7 Super Bowls with QBs drafted by the Colts. The Colts have done so twice.
- The only time Cam Newton and the Panthers have played Peyton Manning and the Broncos was in 2012. The Broncos won 36–14.
- The Super Bowl ads are said to be up to $5 million for a 30-second slot. This beats Super Bowl XLIX, which had a base price of $4.5 million. The cost of a 30-second TV commercial for Super Bowl I in 1967 was $37,500.
- The highest-priced ticket for Super Bowl I was $12. The ticket that sold for the highest price for SB XLIX (’15) was $17,800.
- NFL referee Clete Blakeman, who botched the coin flip before the overtime period of the Cardinals’ playoff win against the Packers, will conduct the flip and work the game.
- In Super Bowl I, CBS and NBC carried the game and used 11 cameras. CBS will use 70 cameras to televise Super Bowl 50.
- In Super Bowl I, the Packers’ winning shares totaled $15,000 per player. For winning Super Bowl XLIX in 2015, every Patriots player took home $97,000.
- The cost of a souvenir game program for SB I was $1.00. The cost of a souvenir game program for last year’s SB XLIX was $20.
- It is expected that around $4.2 billion to be bet on the game. Carolina is favored by 5.5 points.
- The largest line in Super Bowl history was 18.5, with favored San Francisco covering the spread in its 49-26 rout of San Diego in SB XXIX in 1995.
- Before the start of the season, sportsbooks had a Broncos-Panthers Super Bowl matchup 184-1.
- The first time the winning coach in the Super Bowl received a Gatorade shower came in 1987 when the Giants defeated Denver, 39-20, in SB XXI.
- In the halftime show ColdPlay and Beyoncé will take the center stage. Beyoncé will become the first female to repeat as a halftime performer.
The Super Bowl 50 is next Sunday, February 7, at 6:30 p.m., at the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The match will be televised on CBS. Remember before the game starts to bet on the winner. Bet on your business, bet on Booking Per Head and make the most profit this Super Bowl 50.