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Super Bowl XLVIII: 10 Things To Know About Super Bowl 2014

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“That’s the biggest gap in sports, the difference between the winner and the loser of the Super Bowl.” John Madden



MetLife Stadium for Superbowl XLVIII

MetLife Stadium for Superbowl XLVIII

1. It’s the first time it’s being played in NY/NJ area
2. It’s the first one played in an outdoor stadium in a cold weather city.

3. Of the 48 Super bowls played, it is the fifth time two teams with animal names have played each other; Seattle Seahawks(15-3) and Denver Broncos (15-3)

4. Peyton Manning set NFL record for most touch down passes thrown in a season.

5. Seattle Coach Pete Carroll is in his first Super Bowl as head coach and is coaching his third team (previously, New Englang and NY Jets). This is a first for him. Go Pete!

Every year there is a Super Bowl game, we get endless lists of stats and predictions. It’s the ultimate Americana experience and almost everyone joins the fun. if you are from the NY/NJ area, you know already that this is huge for us: a first time Superbowl location for us.  I’ve added 10 things to know… Add your thoughts to my comments so I can share more facts to my list.  What would you add?

“The chance of winning a Super Bowl in a city like New York, there’s nothing like it. Once you win one, you get that bug to win another, that edge.” Mark Sanchez, New York Jets quarterback

Super Bowl XLVI: Ten Tips To Make It A Fun Night… Vince Lombardi Trophy

6. First time a Super Bowl is played in a stadium named after an insurance company: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford NY.

7.Three Time Square Streets were closed for a Toboggan ride

8.The Steelers and Cowboys are tied at the top with eight Super Bowl appearances eac

9. Seattle was ranked #1 in Defense and Denver #1 in Offense this season – and both teams are in states that legalized marijuanaX Eli ManningX X HumorXX New England PatriotsX New York GiantsX NFLX X X Super Bowl XLVIX Tom Brad

10. Endless junk food snack will be consumed, fun facts shared, outrageous commercials shown, and gambling bets galore will reach a high before the game ends. What did I miss? Add your voice below.

Positive Motivation Tip: Each new game brings new winners. Enjoy


Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

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36 Comments leave one →
  1. 02/02/2014 1:10 pm

    A lot of craziness will ensue, and a ton of money spent. I am happy if it helps my local economy here in NYC!

  2. 02/02/2014 1:11 pm

    Thanks for this post, Eliz! Quell horreur! If not for you, I would not have know who was playing.:) Now that we are in New Hampshire, I didn’t realize the Denver Broncos had made it this far. Well, if I were watching, I guess I would have to cheer for them.:)
    Great tidbits of interesting info…and always wonderful to read anything you write.:)

  3. gaynycdad permalink
    02/02/2014 1:22 pm

    I am jst happy for the money it will bring to my area! Go NY!

  4. Debra Fazio-Rutt permalink
    02/02/2014 2:18 pm

    Fun facts. I was in Times Square yesterday and saw the Super Bowl Boulevard toboggan ride. What trivia do you have about the trophy? We saw that too yesterday!

  5. 02/02/2014 2:41 pm

    Oh love this information. I must admit I am sort of clueless about the SuperBowl!

  6. 02/02/2014 2:56 pm

    I hope everyone in the stands is warm enough! What a miserable day for the game :\ Can’t wait to watch the commercials once they’re posted online, though!

  7. 02/02/2014 3:47 pm

    Interesting facts. I don’t care that much about the game unless the Pats are in it – which obviously they aren’t this year. Sigh….

  8. Amy Desrosiers permalink
    02/02/2014 4:36 pm

    I thought it was pretty cool that the Super Bowl stadium is named after MetLife. I guess that is some pretty good advertising in itself.

  9. Brett Martin (@brettbmartin) permalink
    02/02/2014 6:54 pm

    haha what the above commenter said. i’m a new england girl all the way!! i actually didn’t really watch, i took a long hot bubble bath. just not into it this year

  10. Kecia (@KeciaHambrick) permalink
    02/02/2014 8:08 pm

    I didn’t know any of these! I will admit, I watched the game mostly for the commercials.

  11. 02/02/2014 8:38 pm

    So interesting – I had no idea! What a game!

  12. 02/02/2014 8:49 pm

    The only thing you missed is bets will be made! And I lost mine (a lotto ticket to hubs). *sigh* lol 🙂

  13. 02/02/2014 8:51 pm

    Oh never mind, you said ‘bets galore,’ I see. Well, I still lost, and to anyone else it would be fine, but my husband g.l.o.a.t.s when he wins. I’m considering withholding breakfast tomorrow if he walks by and says ‘Seattle’ one more time. 😉

  14. Alesha @ Full Time Mama permalink
    02/02/2014 9:29 pm

    Those are some interesting facts!! I was rooting for the Broncos, however, I do love to see a coach win for the first time, so YAY for Coach Carroll! Hoping my home team is in it next year, especially since our city will be hosting the Super Bowl!

  15. Katherine Bartlett (@KBWhiskey) permalink
    02/02/2014 11:58 pm

    Of course I don’t have cable so I don’t even watch it!

  16. 03/02/2014 5:08 am

    I really don’t know a lot about the SuperBowl besides the guys are chasing each other for the ball. LOL So this post was helpful for me to learn a bit more about history.

  17. 03/02/2014 6:04 am

    I never knew any of this about the Super Bowl! Thanks for the info, I didn’t realize there was so much history behind it!

  18. 03/02/2014 6:08 am

    I didn’t know that the Super Bowl had so much history! Thanks for sharing this cool info!

  19. Etol Bagam permalink
    03/02/2014 9:52 am

    After game fact: You missed it was the first victory ever for the Seahawks, and that its supporters are the noisiest in the country, which is why they got the ‘title’ of the 12th man. (and btw, i’m one of them… yay hawks! 😉

  20. 03/02/2014 11:45 am

    Hi Eliz, sorry I’m not into football, so no tips to share. 🙂

  21. 03/02/2014 11:57 am

    Those are some awesome facts! We watched the Super Bowl and the one tip that I have for next year is make sure to bring something to read in case it’s a shut out lol

  22. 03/02/2014 12:17 pm

    this is the Seahawks 1st superbowl win. I’m a big fan and am over the mood today

  23. Lisa Thompson (@LisaJoyThompson) permalink
    03/02/2014 3:30 pm

    I went to a Super Bowl party last night and didn’t watch a single minute of the game. I spent the evening chatting with friends and enjoying delicious food! For some women, you could add “lots of hanging out with friends and absolutely no time watching the game”.

  24. 03/02/2014 4:07 pm

    Well how about that game huh?! Bruno Mars rocked it out though! Too bad football had to interrupt such a great concert 😉

  25. Hanan Webster (@LilacCityMomma) permalink
    03/02/2014 4:18 pm

    What fun facts! It was fun to see the game played in a cold-weather stadium. Too bad it didn’t now =P

  26. 03/02/2014 6:59 pm

    I have to be honest. I know nothing about the Super Bowl. I just know that the Broncos got spanked really badly yesterday according to hubby. 🙂

  27. 04/02/2014 8:03 pm

    That was interesting about the defense and offense facts. I also didn’t know the facts about Pete Carroll. When I watch the Super Bowl, I don’t like to see a ‘blow-out’ but I was glad that the Seahawks won. Good for them.

  28. 04/02/2014 8:23 pm

    This is sooo not the sport over here in Norway, so I don’t know anything about it. Other than what I’ve seen in movies of course 😉

  29. 04/02/2014 10:13 pm

    I couldn’t care less about the game, or football–ever! LOL! But I enjoyed having my son sit in our living room and watch the big game with his dad. They had fun, so I did, too! 🙂

  30. 04/02/2014 11:09 pm

    Wow so many interesting facts. I watch but I am not really a fan.

  31. Kat Komin (@HapaMom212) permalink
    04/02/2014 11:49 pm

    Still happy about the Super Bowl win. Seattle is having our first Seahawks Superbowl Victory Parade tomorrow!

  32. 05/02/2014 1:22 am

    Very interesting facts. I love trivia like that.

  33. 05/02/2014 6:13 am

    I do actually watch the games every year but I was sad to see Peyton Manning lose. But I mostly love the commercials too, haha!!

  34. 05/02/2014 10:24 am

    Fun facts! My husband is a sports reporter and would love to see this.

  35. Tiffany Steadman-Collins permalink
    05/02/2014 7:39 pm

    Oh this was fun info I can share with my class. I personally don’t watch it and don’t know anything about it. SO when I see them tomorrow I will have something to share instead of just looking like a deer in headlights when they talk about the super bowl.

  36. 06/02/2014 5:09 am

    This year was the worst SuperBowl I’ve ever watched! 🙁

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