Watching the Super Bowl with friends can leave a lot of us feeling like information haves and have-nots. While some of us have been following the teams, their players, strategies and statistics since the day we were born, others at least know who the quarterbacks are.
Whether you're looking to impress the sports nerds in the room with a few of your own facts or you're a connoisseur of arguably useless knowledge, here's some fun trivia for you about Super Bowl 2013.
Five fun facts about the Super Bowl
- This year, a 30-second commercial costs $4 million, up from $3.5 million last year and $42,000 in 1967, according to Time.
- Football fans are anticipated to consume an estimated 79 million pounds of Hass avocados during Big Game gatherings this year, according to the Hass Avocado Board.
- If you still think the 1983 season finale of M*A*S*H was the most-watched broadcast in the United States, think again. The 2010 Super Bowl between the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts stole that title, only to be beaten exactly one year later when 111 million people tuned in to watch the 2011 Super Bowl between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to Nielsen Co. That record was broken again last year when 111.3 million people watched the Giants beat the Patriots, according to ESPN.go.com.
- Heading into the game, the 49ers are 5-0 in Super Bowls and the Ravens are 1-0 in Super Bowls.
- Super Bowl XLVII is the first time in professional sports history that siblings will play each other. John Harbaugh coaches the Ravens and Jim Harbaugh coaches the 49ers.
So who will come out with the title? Here's some useful knowledge to have heading into Sunday:
- Who: The Ravens vs. The 49ers
- Kickoff Time: Sunday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. ET
- Where: New Orleans, LA at Mercedes-Benz Superdome
- Channel: NBC
Places to watch in Charlestown
- Tavern at the End of the World (108 Cambridge St.) invites patrons to come watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, according to their website. The bar is open Sunday from noon to 2 a.m.
- Sullivan's Pub (85 Main St.) features big-screen TVs and is open Sunday from noon to 1 a.m.
- Boston Beer Works (112 Canal St.) is located just over the Washington Street bridge for those who don't mind going a short distance to watch the game. The restaurant/bar is open from 11 a.m. to midnight on Sundays.
Other than that, your home is a great place to watch the big game. Enjoy your flat screen, that big comfy couch and the company of friends. If you're looking for an interesting take on Super Bowl fare, check out these recipes (coming Friday) provided by the owners of some of your favorite Boston food trucks.