Facts about the Super Bowl

  • It is not a bowl, but rather, a football game.
  • The 2010 Super Bowl would have been won by the Minnesota Vikings had the New Orleans Saints not cheated.
  • It is not true that if your city is destroyed by an Act of God that you get to win the Super Bowl for that reason at a later time. Were that true, the Port-au-Prince football team would have won the Super Bowl by now, surely (hat tip: JAF).
  • New Yorkers do not automatically like New York Teams.
  • The New England Patriots were disowned by Boston, New Haven and all of the other cities of New England until the year they won their first Super Bowl, then everybody was mad that that they had their party in Providence.
  • There is not really a Super Bowl Baby Boom and not everyone in New Orleans is clear on the concept of where babies come from.
  • The search phrase “super bowl healthy snack” yields 465 Google Hits.
  • More food is consumed in the United States on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day.
  • In Somalia, the same amount of food is consumed on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day; Very little.


  1. #1 Artor
    February 5, 2012

    Really? More food on Superbowl than Thanksgiving or Xmas?

  2. #2 NewEnglandBob
    February 5, 2012

    Does that mean that on the Monday after the Super Bowl there are more toilet flushes than any other day???

  3. #3 Greg Laden
    February 5, 2012

    Artor, yes. That is my understanding.

  4. #4 F
    February 6, 2012

    “It just kind of happened, you know. I found out the day after the Super Bowl that I was pregnant,” said Lisa.

    Uh huh.