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Super Bowl Fun Facts: History Favors the Ravens in XLVII

Posted By Tony Lombardi On February 1, 2013 @ 7:30 am In Blog View,Featured,GRAPEVINE | 1 Comment

The Harbowl.

The Bro Bowl.

The Battle of Bays.

Call Super Bowl XLVII what you will but one thing is certain. It will be a match-up of evenly matched teams, similar on many levels except at the game’s most important position – quarterback.

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is a classic drop back passer while Colin Kaepernick is a new breed of quarterback whose legs present a bigger concern than even his capable laser-like arm.

Kaepernick is the sexier pick. He’s the new breed and the flavor of the 2012 NFL Season and that could certainly sway Super Bowl 47 Betting [1] preferences on Sunday.

But it won’t affect me. Not only will the Ravens cover the current 3 ½ point line, they will beat the 49ers straight up, 30-17.

SUPER SUNDAY FUN FACTS & OPINIONS

FACT: Speaking of betting, it is estimated that the net amount of money wagered worldwide on a Super Bowl game is over $8.2 billion.

MY TAKE: This number falls just short of Michelle Obama’s 2013 clothing budget.

FACT: The Super Bowl is measured in Roman numerals because a football season runs over two calendar years. This is supposed to help us keep track.

MY TAKE: I think I’d do just fine this year with “47”. See how easy it worked above?

FACT: Over 700,000 footballs are produced every year for use during the NFL season? 72 of those balls are used for the Super Bowl.

MY TAKE: Talk about overkill. That averages out to 21,875 balls per team and 413 balls per player on a 53-man roster. Seriously?

FACT: It’s estimated that over 700,000 U.S. employees won’t show up for work the Monday morning after the Super Bowl.

MY TAKE: Win or lose on Sunday, do any true Ravens fans really expect to get anything done on Monday?

FACT: The price of a 30-second commercial during the first Super Bowl in 1967 was $40,000. This year, a 30-second commercial costs $4 million, up from 3.5 million last year and $42,000 in 1967, according to Time Magazine.

MY TAKE: Ok, so suppose Joe Flacco, new spokesperson for Gummy Bears, is on the sideline munching on a few. Camera zooms in, announcers make a big deal about how relaxed Joe is while popping a few of those bears. Effective “ad” right? Hey Joe, that’s worth $2 million easy!

FACT: Fans eat over 1.23 billion chicken wings on Super Bowl Sunday which adds up to more than 100 million pounds of chicken.

MY TAKE: I’m thinking about all those trucks I’ve seen on the Eastern Shore loaded with live cluckers. Considering the average chicken weighs 6 pounds, that equates to 16.67 million chickens. Wow, that cow [2] sure does get his way.

FACT: In the last 20 years 17 Super Bowls have been won by the team that resides in the city with the lower unemployment rate. Baltimore’s unemployment rate is 7.2%. San Francisco’s is 8.2%.

MY TAKE: Go Ravens!

FACT: Only four teams (the Browns, Lions, Jaguars, and Texans) have never appeared in a Super Bowl.

MY TAKE: This fact will look the same way a year from now.

FACT: White-shirted teams have won 28 of 46 Super Bowls to date (.609).

MY TAKE: Who said they wished the Ravens were wearing purple on Sunday?

FACT: Former New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms was the first player to say, “I’m going to Disney World!” following Super Bowl XXI.

MY TAKE: On Sunday Joe Flacco will be the next.

FACT: 3.8 million pounds of popcorn are consumed during the Super Bowl.

MY TAKE: Thank God for microwaves!

FACT: 51.7 million cases of beer are sold.

MY TAKE: That’s 1.24 billion bottles of beer. That’s a lot of singing if you are on a bus trip. I wonder how many hours in the rest room that equates to?

FACT: Papa John’s prepared for last year’s Super Bowl by stocking its shops with a total of 2,000,000 pounds of cheese and 350,000 pounds of pepperoni.

MY TAKE: Whatever happened to the little dude who used to run around say, “Pizza, pizza!”

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[1] Super Bowl 47 Betting: http://www.sportsbetting.ag/sports-betting/football/super-bowl-47-advice-tale-of-two-quarterbacks

[2] that cow: http://www.stockpilingmoms.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/cow.jpg

[3] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1czoqXmBpyg