In honor of the Super Bowl I am putting out a special post today “Super Bowl fun facts.”
Did you know 80 something year old Don Rich has snuck into over 30 Super Bowls including the very first one.
Did You know former Giants quarterback Phil Simms, MVP of Super Bowl XXI was the first to say “I’m going to Disneyland.” The year was 1987. Word has it that Simms didn’t want to do it even though he was paid $50,000 and Disney did send his family to Disneyland, all expenses paid of course. The rest, as they say, is history.
Did you know in the 1989 Super Bowl quarterback Joe Montana calmed his teammates down in the huddle before the game winning drive by pointing to the stands and saying “isn’t that John Candy?” They won the game and it is still not known if John Candy was actually in the stands.
Did you know that in the first Super Bowl in 1967 NBC accidentally missed the kickoff in the second half? They were interviewing Bob Hope and forgot to cut away. No problem they reset and redid the kickoff for the cameras!
Did you know in 2001 the Baltimore Ravens went on to win the Super Bowl after referring to the big game as “Festivus Maximus” all season. Remember the Seinfeld episode of the same name?
Did you know that the Referrees who officiate at the Super Bowl also get rings?
For our final Super Bowl fun fact. Did you know that rumor has it the Super Bowl got its name from Kansas City Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt who coined the name after his children’s favorite toy the “Super Ball” remember those? There is actually one on display in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Enjoy your day! Eat heartily, party hearty, drive safely and may the best team win!