NFL and Super Bowl Trivia and History

Want to impress at your Super Bowl party this Sunday. Toss your artichoke dip recipe and check out Shmoop’s History of the NFL. Chock full of history and trivia that will spice up your viewing party even more than Uncle Denny’s 5-alarm chili.

A sample of Shmoop’s NFL and Super Bowl Trivia

  • There are fewer weddings in the United States on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year.
  • Kansas City Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt, who first came up with the name “Super Bowl” in 1966, was inspired by the Super Ball, an extremely bouncy rubber toy that was his children’s favorite plaything at the time.
  • More than 30,000 tickets to the first Super Bowl went unsold, meaning the game was played before a stadium that was almost half empty.26

Read more history and trivia on Shmoop’s History of the NFL

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