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, strategy, and statistics since the day we were born, others at least know who the quarterbacks are and that they are the ones who throw 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 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 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 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, according to SB Nation.
So who will come out with the title? Finally, here's some actual 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
Here are three places to watch the game in Marina del Rey:
1. Tony P’s
4445 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA (310) 823 -4534
This is a given. First of all, Tony P’s actually opened on Super Bowl Sunday in 1997. Second of all, seats at this local favorite sell out every year! Hurry up and book your reservations today. For $20, enjoy a commemorative T-shirt, drink specials, giveaways and the exciting atmosphere that Tony P’s is known for. Oh, and did we mention that Tony serves Louisiana-Style Mussels?
2. Killer Shrimp
4211 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA (310) 578-2293
What could be more “N’orleans” on game day than Popcorn Shrimp and Black Tea Collins? Set yourself down at one of Killer Shrimp’s 90 seats and get a front-row view of one of the bar’s seven flat screens.
3. Mo’s Place at the Beach
203 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey, CA (310) 822-6422
Mo’s Place is popular year-round for football enthusiasts, which means that it will most likely be packed full of hungry fans this Sunday! Word on the street is that Mo himself likes to get into the spirit by dressing up in bizarre costumes. Past costumes have included Colonel Sanders of KFC and an Egyptian King. Will he dress up as Poe the Raven or Sourdough Sam? Head over to Mo’s this Sunday to find out.
You can find the complete list of local Super Bowl viewing spots here. Which local bar and team are you rooting for this weekend?