Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Super Bowl Fun Facts: From The Cost of Super Bowl Rings to Historic TV Numbers

Straight from the NFL, here's some good information about the Super Bowl:

Super Bowl Host Cities (I – XLVI)

South Florida (10)       
New Orleans (9)                                 
Los Angeles (7)                       
Tampa Bay (4)            
San Diego (3)
Arizona (2)
Atlanta (2)
Detroit (2)
Houston (2)
Indianapolis (1)
Stanford (1)
Jacksonville (1)
Minneapolis (1)
North Texas (1)


With 162.9 million viewers in the U.S., last year’s game was the most watched program in television history. It marked the 4th consecutive record-setting total audience for the Super Bowl. Number two is Colts-Saints with 153.4 viewers. The game was broadcast to 180 countries and territories in over 30 different languages. 

What The Players Get Paid

Wild Card Game - Division Winner: $22,000
Other Team: $20,000

Divisional Playoff Game: $22,000

Conference Championship: $40,000

Super Bowl - Winning Team- $88,000
Super Bowl - Losing Team - $44,000
Pro Bowl - Winning Team - $50,000
Pro Bowl - Losing Team - $25,000

According to the NFL “A player on a division winner participating in the Wild Card round and winning the Super Bowl will receive a total of $172,000.  A player on a Wild Card team which wins the Super Bowl will receive a total of $170,000”.

Lombardi Trophy & Rings

Cost of the Vince Lombardi Trophy: $25,000

Who Makes the Vince Lombardi Trophy: Tiffany & Co. of New York

Cost of Super Bowl Rings: The NFL pays for up to 150 rings at $5,000 per ring (plus adjustments for increases in gold and diamonds). The NFL also pays for 150 pieces of jewellery for the losing team which may not cost more than one-half the price set for the Super Bowl ring.

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