Let’s face it, football is a very statistical game. And as we all know, for play-by-play announcers and color commentators, there is no shortage of stats on any given Sunday. With only one day left until the season’s biggest game, VMAIL Weekend thought it would be a kick to list some fun facts about Super Bowl LVII as well as some stats from games in past years.

When the Philadelphia Eagles face the Kansas City Chiefs at 6:30 tomorrow night, it is estimated that nearly 193 million adults will tune into Fox TV to watch the big game, according to data from National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights & Analytics’ 2023 Super Bowl survey.

This year, 103.5 million people plan to throw or attend a party, and another 17.8 million plan to watch the game at a bar or restaurant. And although there have been predictions about a looming recession, apparently when it comes to the Super Bowl, money is no object. Total spending on food, drinks, apparel, decorations and other purchases for the day is expected to reach $16.5 billion, or $85.36 per person, the survey said.

According to Sports Illustrated, Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest food consumption day in the United States, behind only Thanksgiving. One in seven Americans will order take out, and 60 percent of those orders are for pizza. Well over a billion chicken wings are eaten, and it is estimated that Americans will consume around eight million pounds (4,000 tons) of avocados.

And if you are lucky enough to actually attend the game at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, the average cost for a single ticket is more than $5,000. Ka-ching!

As promised, here are 10 fun facts about past Super Bowls and Sunday’s big game.

1. There has never been a shutout in a Super Bowl.

2. Apple Music has replaced Pepsi as the half-time show’s sponsor. This year’s headliner will be Rihanna, who has hinted she might bring an unexpected guest. It will be her first live performance in nearly four years.

3. In 1970, Carol Channing became the first singer to perform at a Super Bowl Halftime Show.

4. The Minnesota Vikings are the only team to play in four Super Bowls but never held a lead.

5. For the first time in 57 Super Bowls, both teams will start a Black quarterback—Patrick Mahomes for the Chiefs and Jalen Hurts for the Eagles.

6. The Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots have won the most Super Bowls, with each team taking home 6 Lombardi Trophies. BTW, the Lombardi Trophy is made by famed jeweler Tiffany.

7. On Super Bowl Sunday, Americans will spend $1.3 billion, on beer.

8. The very first Super Bowl ticket in 1967 cost $12.

9. The Eagles' Jason Kelce and the Chiefs' Travis Kelce are the first brothers to play each other in the Super Bowl, putting their Mom in an uncomfortable spot.

10. Super Bowl XLIV beat out the M*A*S*H series finale to become the most-watched television program in history.

  Oakley to Shine a Spotlight on its Prizm Lens Technology in Phoenix

Patrick Mahomes, Super Bowl Champion hopeful, as he touched down in Phoenix this week wearing Oakley Encoder with Prizm 24K. Photo courtesy of the Kansas City Chiefs

PHOENIX, Ariz.—With 2023 marking Oakley’s fourth season as the official eyewear sponsor of the National Football League, the brand has a myriad of activations, promotions and events planned in tandem with the Super Bowl this weekend in Phoenix. These include a local youth football combine and fan events at the NFL Fan Experience all weekend long. Oakley is also the official sponsor for the Waste Management Phoenix Open’s 16th Hole, often considered one of the most unconventional, disruptive and energetic holes in golf. 

The Waste Management Phoenix Open runs from Thursday, February 9 through Sunday, February 12 in Phoenix. 

Oakley senior vice president, Justin Cupps, explained exclusively to VMAIL, “This year marks Oakley’s fourth season as the official eyewear sponsor of the National Football League. We want to communicate that in addition to providing best-in-class optics to performance athletes, we provide our extended line of lifestyle and sport eyewear styles for fans and consumers containing the same performance benefits of Oakley’s Prizm Lens Technology, every day. 

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