Super bowl and Olympic fun facts!!!
- 14 of the 32 NFL teams have never won the super bowl: Minnesota Vikings, Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers, Tennessee Titans, Carolina Panthers, Seattle Seahawks (making only their second appearance in franchise history), Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns (go figure), Jacksonville Jaguars, and of course the team that's always "saving for the future" the Cincinnati Bengals. (GO BRONCOS!!!)
- 8 million pounds of guacamole is consumed each year on super bowl Sunday.
- 9 of the 10 most watched American television programs are super bowls.
- Of the 700,000 footballs made annually for NFL use 72 of them are used for the super bowl.
- The super bowl is the second most watched sporting event each year, above that? the Soccer
Champions League Final. (yea, I know)
- The Green Bay Packers won the first super bowl.
- The first televised Olympic games were the 1960 summer games in Rome, televised by CBS
- No country in the southern hemisphere have ever hosted the winter games.
- The most decorated athlete from the winter games is cross country skier, Bjorne Dahlie (Norway)
- Eddie Eagan (United States), Jacob Tullin Thams (Norway), Christa Luding-Rothenburger (East Germany), and Clara Hughes (Canada), are the only 4 athletes to win medals at both the winter and summer Olympic games.
- Africa, South America and, go figure, Antarctica have never hosted an Olympics (summer or winter) to date.
- The early Olympic Games were celebrated as a religious festival from 776 B.C. until 393 A.D., when the games were banned for being a pagan festival (the Olympics celebrated the Greek god Zeus). In 1894, a French educator Baron Pierre de Coubertin, proposed a revival of the ancient tradition, and thus the modern-day Olympic Summer Games were born.
- Host Greece won the most medals (47) at the first Olympic Summer Games in 1896.
- The first Winter Olympic Games were held in Chamonix, France in 1924.
- Norway has won the most medals (263) at the Winter Games.
- The United States has won more medals (2,189) at the Summer Games than any other country.