Since 1920, just about every single American has fallen in love with football. American football, of course. For 17 weeks, fans tune in to watch their favorites battle it out in the hopes that their team will reach the coveted Super Bowl and emerge victorious.
It is a game embedded deep in everyone’s hearts, a game filled with blood, sweat, determination, power, strength, and tears. This is why we took it upon ourselves and dug up 15 crazy facts that you might not know about the NFL, even if you’re a die-hard fan.
Take a look!112,200,500The very first televised football game was back in 1939 and the total audience who tuned in was 500 large. Which is about 112,200,500 less than theamount of people who watched last year’s Super Bowl.A Lot Of DoughDid you know that the Superbowl Trophy costs $25,000? It stands at 22 inches (56 cm) tall weighs 7 pounds (3.2 kg) and looks a football in a kicking position on a three concave sided stand.
Plus it is made entirely of sterling silver. The original trophy was produced by Tiffany & Co. in Newark, New Jersey back in the day.Youngin’“The Kansas Comet” was inducted into the Hall of Fame when he was just 34 years old. So four years younger than Peyton Manning right now.
AverageCrazy but Joe Gibbs is the only coach in the history of the NFL to average more than one playoff win in 10+ seasons of coaching. This former Redskins coach had 17 playoff wins in his 16 year career, and 17 in his first 12 with the Redskins.Copy CatThe University of Georgia like the helmet logo of the Green Bay Packers so much so that Coach Vince Dooley “borrowed” that same look for the Bulldogs’ helmets. The University of Georgia used a black “G” with a white oval for the original design, and its stayed this way over the years, pretty much.