Super Bowl Kickoff Time and Five Fun Facts about the Big Game

Here's some additional facts about Sunday's big game we bet you didn't know, and some more useful information including kickoff time.

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 Patriots team, its players, its strategy, and its statistics since the day we were born, others at least know who Tom Brady is and that he's the one who throws the ball.

Whether you're looking to impress the sports nerds in the room with a few of your own facts, or you're simply a true connoisseur of arguably useless knowledge, here's some fun trivia for you about Super Bowl 2012. 

Five Fun Facts About the Super Bowl

  1. This year, a 30-second commercial costs $3.5 million, up $400,000 from last year, according to Superbowl-ads.com.
  2. Football fans are anticipated to consume an estimated 71.4 million pounds of Hass avocados during Big Game gatherings this year, according to the Hass Avocado Board.
  3. If you still think the 1983 season finale of M*A*S*H was the most-watched broadcast in the U.S., 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 toNielsen Co. Will this year's game top the 2011 record?
  4. Heading into the game, The New York Giants have three Super Bowl titles (XXI in 1986, XXVin 1990, and XLII in 2007). They also have four titles in the pre-Super Bowl era: 1927, 1934, 1938, 1956).
  5. On the other hand, The New England Patriots have also won three Super Bowl championships (XXXVI in 2001, XXXVIII in 2003, and XXXIX in 2004). 

So who will come out with a fourth title? Finally, here's some actual useful knowledge to have heading into Sunday.

Where: Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.

Kickoff Time: Sunday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. ET

Channel: NBC

[Editor's Note: GO PATS!!]

Brian Katcher February 05, 2012 at 02:10 PM
Go Giants! (ie, not the Pats)
Andrew Jeromski February 05, 2012 at 03:20 PM
Well, good luck to you @Brian ... You will, however, forgive me if I ardently hope for the quick and humorous downfall of Mr. Manning.
Jennifer February 05, 2012 at 03:53 PM
Gooo Patriots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cousin Vinnie February 05, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Five fun facts about real football 1) No commercials during the game 2) No time-outs for pretty boy QBs 3) over 700 million viewers watched the 2010 World Cup final 4) No cheerleaders 5) And the fans don't eat avocados!
Andrew Jeromski February 05, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Two comments have been deleted from this thread for offensive material.
Laura Savage-Carr February 07, 2012 at 11:20 PM
There’s a woman named Gisele The hot model from Brazil. She married Tom Brady And turned him into a lady. Now he wears fuzzy boots from Australia And lost possession of his genitalia. She forgot that team has no "I" and dissed the Pats after they lost again to Eli. Go Sox!
PK February 01, 2013 at 04:05 AM
Wow, kinda lame
PK February 01, 2013 at 04:10 AM
Lots of silly flopping by euro weenies wearing girls headbands.
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PK February 02, 2013 at 03:14 AM
Shameless plug.
Robert Hagerman February 03, 2013 at 04:34 AM
The brothers must be looking forward to it.
Tony February 03, 2013 at 08:33 PM
Wham Wham Bam Bam Big Bad San Fran!


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