Five Facts About Super Bowl 48
The "New York Post" has put together a list of 48 Facts About Super Bowl 48. Here are some highlights:
1. No member of the Seahawks has ever appeared in the Super Bowl. This is the first time since the 1990 Buffalo Bills that a team had no prior experience. The Bills lost the Super Bowl that year . . . and they also lost the year after, the year after that, and then the year after THAT.
2. Peyton Manning is the only player on either team to win a Super Bowl ring. Only three others have even appeared in the Big Game . . . Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (2008, 2012), tight end Jacob Tamme (2010) and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (2009).
3. Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno's first name is a combination of his father's nickname, "Knowledge," and his mother's name, "Varashon."
4. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is a diehard fan of The Grateful Dead.
5. The Broncos have more than 466,000 Twitter followers, while the Seahawks have over 428,000. Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman leads players with the most followers at more than 736,000 . . . most of which he probably got over the past two weeks.
(You can find all 48 on NYPost.com. If you want MORE, Forbes.com has another 48 interesting facts on the Super Bowl.)
Are These Celebrities Rooting for the Broncos or the Seahawks?
Check out a list of celebrities and who they're rooting for in the Super Bowl. Some of them are already fans of either Denver or Seattle, but others just randomly picked a team. Now . . . guess which team they want to win.
Macklemore . . . Seattle Seahawks
Don Cheadle . . . Denver Broncos
Jessica Biel . . . Broncos
"South Park" geniuses Trey Parker and Matt Stone . . . Broncos
Sarah Palin . . . Seahawks
Sir Mix-A-Lot . . . Seahawks
NASCAR star Kyle Busch . . . Broncos
Dave Matthews . . . Seahawks
Roseanne Barr . . . Broncos
Drew Carey . . . Seahawks (What? Has he given up on the Browns?)
Kenny G . . . Seahawks
Patrick Warburton, a.k.a. Puddy from "Seinfeld" . . . Broncos
Anna Faris . . . Seahawks
Tiger Woods . . . Broncos
Kate Hudson . . . Broncos
Super Bowl Sunday is a day to hang out with your friends and family, and have a great time. But for super fans, it can also be a time to STRESS OUT. Here are four tips to help you stay calm during the game:
1. Exercise before the game starts. Working out lowers your stress level, and it can keep you keep calm throughout the day.
2. Don't drink too much. Obviously, you want to relax and have a good time, but don't overdo it.
3. Keep your TV volume low. You may not realize it, but loud noises can agitate you.
4. Be aware of who you're with. Especially if you're watching the game with a bunch of fanatics who are rooting for rival teams.