1. Six percent of Americans will call in sick the Monday after the Super Bowl.
Also on that same Monday, antacid sales increase by 20 percent.
2. Nine of the 10 most-watched U.S. television programs in human history were Super Bowls.
The series finale of M*A*S*H* in 1983 is the only other event to surpass 100 million viewers.
3. Tickets to Super Bowl XLIX are the most expensive in history.
Tickets to Super Bowl I cost between $6 and $12. The “current average list price for the Super Bowl is $6,459.21” as of Jan. 25, according to TiqIQ. Asking prices are even higher on eBay, which is showing listings of up to $57,805 for four tickets, and $32,125 for two tickets—equivalent to $16,062.50 each
4. 35 percent of people who attend the game will write it off as a corporate expense.
Thank you tax payers!
5. This year, a 30-second Super Bowl ad costs $4.5 million. That’s enough to feed 7,500 American families for a month.
The average commercial costs $1 million to make.
6. 41% of Super Bowl viewers will re-watch this year’s ads online.
7. Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest eating day of the year. Only on Thanksgiving does the average American consume more calories.
Americans will spend more than $50 million on food during the four days prior to the Super Bowl. Most of it will go toward purchasing:
1.25 billion (yes, billion) chicken wings
4,000 tons of popcorn
8 million pounds of guacamole
14,500 tons of chips
8. Athletes who play in the Super Bowl get HUGE bonuses. Even if they lose.
The bonuses for playing in the Super Bowl go up almost every year (unlike wages for the rest of us). In 2014, players on the winning team got a $92,000 bonus, a 6 percent increase over the previous year. Players on the losing team got $49,000.
9. Other than St. Patrick’s Day, more drivers are involved in alcohol-related accidents on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year.
10. Four teams have never been to the Super Bowl: The Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans.
Enjoy the Game!!