With Super Bowl 50 happening in one week, here is a list of the top five things you probably didn’t know about Super Bowl 50:
5. Advertisement costs are the highest ever.
The first 30-second commercial spot for Super Bowl 1 was $42,500. 50. Years later, that same 30-second spot is $5 million.
4. Billions of dollars will be bet.
Americans love to gamble, and in-turn will be betting billions of dollars on Super Bowl 50. According to the American Gaming Commission, Americans will bet $4.2 billion on Super Bowl 50. That is a lot of cheese.
3. Cam Newton will hit the Trifecta if he wins the Super Bowl 50.
He will become the first quarterback to win a national championship in college, the Heisman Trophy and a Super Bowl. Who said three wasn’t lucky.
2. Hall of Famers aren’t always lucky.
Cam Newton will be the fourth quarterback in the Super Bowl era to enter the game with a combined 50 passing and rushing touchdowns. The other three were Hall of Famers or future Hall of Famers. Peyton Manning, Super Bowl 48; Tom Brady, Super Bowl 42; and Dan Marino, Super Bowl 19. But here is the bad news for the future Hall of Famer: the previous three lost. Sorry Cam.
1. Super Bowl 50 marks the only change from Roman numerals to numbers.
The Roman numeral for 50 is L, and according to the NFL creative director, L is associated with negative connotations. Losing, Loser and losing money in the stock market, just to name a few. Who knew L was such a bad letter? So for one year, and one year only, they are going with 50.
So there are 5 things you didn’t know about Super Bowl 50. I’m Darren Winberg, and remember me if you win big on the game.