Friday Fun Facts- Freakin’ Football!

Fall brings football. Whether you are a fan or not, you can’t miss it. Grocery stores have football displays, commercials on TV are football themed and Halloween brings a truckload of football player costumes! Thought you might like to learn some things you might not already know about this nation-wide all consuming sport.kenyon_rambo3

  1. The last scoreless NFL game was between the Detroit Lions and the New York Giants in 1943.
  2. “Mr. Irrelevant” is the nickname given to the player picked dead last  during the draft each year.
  3. Out of the 32 teams in the NFL, 28 have made it to the Super Bowl. 3 of the remaining four teams have, at least, hosted the Bowl- only Cleveland has never experienced any aspect of the most watched game!
  4. If you signed up for season tickets to watch the Green Bay Packers- your wait would be 1,000 years.
  5. Wilson has been the exclusive football maker for the NFL since 1941. they make 4,000 balls per day!PAXTON09021
  6. Most think that the NFL can only play on Monday, Thursday and Sunday- the League has actually played on everyday of the week.
  7. There’s a, mostly verified, legend that in 1958 a NBC employee ran on to the field during a championship game acting like a drunk spectator to stop the game. He did this because the TV cable had come unplugged by the crowd so he bought NBC time to plug it back together.
  8. The Super Bowl trophy costs $25,000.
  9. O.J. Simpsom and Joe Namath were both in the Monday Night Football booth in 1985.
  10. The total audience for the first televised Super Bowl game was 500. That’s only about 112,200,500 less than watched last year’s game!
  11. The longest field goal in NFL history was kicked by a man who only had half a foot! Tom Dempsey, a 22 year old kicker for the New Orleans Saints, kicked a 63 yard field goal.tom_demp
  12. The average NFL cheerleader only makes between $50-$75 per game and is absolutely forbidden to socialize with the players.

One Response to Friday Fun Facts- Freakin’ Football!

  1. jbrayweber says:

    Great post, Stacey. Love football. GO HOUSTON TEXANS!


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