Superbowl XLVI is this Sunday, February 5, 2012. Most likely, you’ll probably be watching the game at a Superbowl Party.
Here are some fun facts/trivia you can impress your guests with:
- 8 million pounds of guacamole is consumed on Super Bowl Sunday
- 14,500 tons of chips are eaten along with that guacamole
- Of the top 10 most watched American television programs of all time, eight of them are Super Bowls (Cheers and Mash finales were the other 2-Sources: USA Today, Nielsen, TV By the Numbers, NBC Sports)
- The Super Bowl is measured in Roman numerals because a football season runs over two calendar years
- Over 700,000 footballs are produced annually for official NFL use and 72 of them are used for the Super Bowl
- One 30-second commercial aired during the Super Bowl costs at least $2,800,000
- The NFL has a policy against holding Super Bowl games in stadiums that have a climate of less than 50 degrees Fahrenheit, unless it is an enclosed stadium.
- Which team has played in four Super Bowls but has never led at any point during the game?
- What is the name of the trophy for the winner of the Super Bowl?
- Which player has won the Super Bowl MVP three times?
- If the Super Bowl is the 2nd most watched sporting event, what is the most watched sporting event every year?
- What company pays the MVP of the Super Bowl every year to sponsor their business?
- Which team was the first team to win 5 Super Bowls?
- Which team won the first Super Bowl?
- What current NFL team has never played in a Super Bowl? (There are 4 of them… can you name all 4?)
1.The Minnesota Vikings 2.The Vince Lombardi Trophy 3.Joe Montana 4. Soccer Champions League Final 5. Disneyland
6.The Pittsburg Steelers 7. The Pittsburg Steelers 8. Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Cleveland Browns
Here are some facts abut the trophy:
- The Vince Lombardi Trophy is 22 inches tall, weighs 7 pounds, and is made entirely of sterling silver.
- The trophy is made by Tiffany’s and Company, as well as engraved after the game with the competing teams’ names, the date, location, and final score.
- The trophy is named after former Green Bay Packers head coach, Vince Lombardi, who died of cancer a few years after winning the first and second Super Bowls.
- At every Super Bowl, 2 Lombardi trophies are present, in case one is destroyed via celebration.
- The Pittsburgh Steelers hold the most Vince Lombardi trophies, with 6.
- The San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys each have 5.
- The Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, New York Giants, Washington Redskins, and Oakland Raiders all have 3.
- No team has ever won three straight Super Bowls, but both the Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots have won 3 Vince Lombardi Trophies in 4 years
The above information came from: http://www.kidzworld.com/article/25277-super-bowl-fun-facts-and-trivia; http://www.thepartyfaq.com/2012/01/super-bowl-fun-facts-vince-lombardi-trophy/
And, of course, it wouldn’t be a Superbowl Party without some chili. So, here’s a recipe for a “healthier” and lower calorie one since it uses turkey and has no beans:
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
- 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
- 1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon chili pepper flakes
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can beef broth
- 1 (7 ounce) can salsa
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can crushed tomatoes, or coarsely chopped tomatoes packed in puree
- 1 (7 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 3 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced
- 1 bunch green onions, chopped
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Crumble turkey into the pot, stirring with a wooden spoon to break apart as much as possible. Season with taco seasoning mix, coriander, oregano, chili flakes, and tomato paste, and mix until meat is evenly coated with seasonings. Continue cooking, reducing heat if necessary, until turkey is well browned.
2. Pour in beef broth, and simmer to reduce liquid slightly, about 5 minutes. Add salsa, tomatoes, and green chilies, and continue cooking at a moderate simmer for ten minutes. Adjust the thickness at any time you feel necessary by adding water.
3. While chili is still cooking, heat one tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook onion and green bell pepper, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent and bell pepper is lightly browned. Add onion and bell pepper to the chili, and continue cooking at a very low simmer.
4. In the same skillet, heat the remaining tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat. Add the zucchini, and cook stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the zucchini to the chili, reduce heat, and continue cooking 15 minutes more. Again, adjust the consistency with water as needed.