The countdown is on for Super Bowl 50, and whether you are a fan or a foe of either team, both teams (Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos) bring their fair share of game play and enormous fan bases. Do you have everything ready for your Super Bowl party; such as fabulous football food recipes, challenging football trivia and fun facts or even some football themed games or coloring pages for the kiddos? You will find it all right here!
Super Bowl 50 will be played on February 7, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. EST at the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The American Football Conference champion Denver Broncos will play against The National Football Conference champion Carolina Panthers for the National Football League championship game.
Trivia questions and fun facts:
- What is the Super Bowl trophy called? Vince Lombardi Trophy
- How many times have the New York Giants won the Super Bowl? 4
- Which player has recovered his own fumbles the most times in the NFL? Warren Moon – Warren Moon has managed to recover the ball 56 times after he made the fumble.
- In 2000, who was the number one NFL draft pick? Courtney Brown – He was selected by the Cleveland Browns. Courtney plays Cornerback
- Fun fact #1: Most attended Super Bowl: Not all stadiums are the same size, and a game of the Super Bowl magnitude requires a big one. The 1980 Super Bowl, between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Los Angeles Rams was held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, in front of a whopping 103,985 people.
- On Feb 5th, 2012 who played against the New York Giants in the Super Bowl? New England Patriots – The game was played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. This stadium can accommodate about 70, 000 spectators
- Who was the winning quarterback at the Super Bowl in 2012? Eli Manning – The losing quarterback was Tom Brady of the Patriots.
- Who holds the NFL record for the most touchdowns in a regular season? Tom Brady – Tom has led his team to five super bowls
- Who holds the record as the all-time rushing leader in the NFL? Emmitt Smith – Emmitt was born on the 15th of May. He played college football for the University of Florida.
- Fun fact #2: Rainiest Super Bowl: Since the Super Bowl is almost always played in a roofed stadium, or outdoors in places like Arizona or Florida, weather has never interfered with the game. The only time it rained during a Super Bowl was in 2007, held in Miami. (It drizzled during the 1975 Super Bowl in New Orleans.)
- Who starred in the 1993 Super Bowl halftime show? Michael Jackson
- What city has hosted the most Super Bowl games? New Orleans
- Who was named the NFL Offensive Player of the Year in 2008? Drew Brees – Drew was drafted by San Diego in 2001
- Only two people are in both the “Pro Football Hall of Fame” and the “CFL Hall of Fame”. Bud Grant is one, who is the other? Warren Moon – Warren Moon played quarterback for the Edmonton Eskimos. In the NFL, he played for a number of different teams including Seattle, Kansas and Minnesota
- Fun fact #3: Closest Super Bowl game: Late in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XXV in 1991, New York Giants kicker Mark Bahr hit his second field goal of the day to give his team a 20 to 19 lead over the Buffalo Bills. After both teams then failed to score, the Bills got the ball back on their own 10 yard line with 2:16 left. They advanced the ball to about midfield, and with eight seconds left, Bills kicker Scott Norwood attempted a field goal, and it was less than a yard wide. The Giants won 20-19, a one point margin.
- Which NFL player earned the nickname “The Ageless Wonder”? Darrell Green – Green played cornerback. He played for the Washington Redskins
- Who holds the NFL record for most seasons with one team? Jackie Slater – There are two other people who hold this record, Jason Hanson and Darrell Green. Jason Hanson is still active and may break this record
- Who won the NFL’s Most Valuable Player Award in 2006? LaDainian Tomlinson – Tomlinson was born on the 23rd of June 1979. He was drafted by San Diego in 2001
- Which NFL football player appeared in a skit with actress Nicolette Sheridan? Terrell Owens – This skit was extremely controversial. ABC issued an apology for airing it
- Fun fact #4: Youngest player Baltimore Ravens running back Jamal Lewis was part of the Super Bowl-winning squad in 2001, capping his rookie season. He was 21. (The youngest Super Bowl-winning quarterback is Ben Roethlisberger, who in 2006 won it all for the Pittsburgh Steelers at age 23.)
- When was the first Super Bowl? January 15, 1967
- Which team has had the most Super Bowl victories? Pittsburgh Steelers
- As of 2012, which NFL stadium has the largest capacity? Cowboys Field – The Dallas field set a new capacity record on September 9th.They hosted 105, 121 fans at a regular season game.
- Which NFL player was arrested for being in possession of codeine without a prescription? JaMarcus Russell – Russell was the number one draft pick in 2007. Although, a Grand jury decline to indict Russell, his NFL career is in doubt.
- Fun fact #5: Oldest player in a Super Bowl: The first points put on the board in Super Bowl XLIV in 2010 were a field goal from Indianapolis Colts kicker Matt Stover, who turned 42 a week before the game.
- There are 4 teams who have never appeared in a Super Bowl. Name these 4 teams. Houston Texans, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions and Jacksonville Jaguars
- What team won the first Super Bowl? Green Bay Packers
- Who is the only NFL player to win the “AP Most Valuable Player Award” three consecutive times? Brett Favre – Brett won the award in 1995, 96 and 97. He officially retired in 2011.
Food ideas, recipes and kid games:
Fun food on sticks: Putting food on sure little plastic sticks is always a fun way to present your food. Everything from BLT on a stick to a Caesar salad on a stick.
Perfect football dips: Dips are always perfect party foods and a variety of dips will keep everyone’s palate ready for the next scrumptious dip you set out.
Adult beverage: A huge selection of shot recipes for those who wish to partake (please serve and drink responsibly)
Football food: This is a collection of 35 recipes that are perfect for game day!
Super Bowl kids link for games and coloring pages!