Super Bowl Fun Facts – The Big Game By The Numbers
Atlanta is where the players play, and this year they’ll be doing it for the title of Super Bowl LIII (53) champion. The 2019 version of the NFL’s big game will feature plenty of familiar faces and traditions. Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are making their third straight run at the Lombardi Trophy in their eighth Super Bowl appearance since 2003. Millions of people will tune in on television, as usual. And we’ll again consume more than a billion chicken wings while watching billions of dollars’ worth of commercials with a bit of football mixed in.
Lurking behind the standard hoopla, however, are a relatively unfamiliar setting, some young, newly relocated upstarts and an unanswered question. Atlanta is hosting the Super Bowl for just the third time, in the 4th big game held in a retractable roof stadium. The Los Angeles Rams are set to make the franchise’s fourth Super Bowl appearance overall and their first since moving back to Los Angeles from St. Louis in 2016. And everyone wants to know whether the Rams’ youthful quarterback-head coach combo, with an average age of just 28.5 years old, can dethrone the NFL’s elder statesmen from New England (average age of 53.5).
Only time will tell which team ends up going to Disneyland. But we can certainly get you prepared for the action in the meantime. Below, you’ll find an awesome infographic with our favorite Super Bowl LIII fun facts, plus a Q&A with a panel of leading sports business experts. Enjoy the game!
For additional insight into the business of the big game, and the NFL more generally, we posed the following questions to a panel of leading experts. You can check out their bios and responses below.
- Who's your pick to win?
- What kind of economic impact do you expect the Super Bowl will have on the Atlanta metro area?
- What trends do you expect from the commercials this year? Is Super Bowl ad time an effective investment for companies?
- What are the biggest issues facing the future of the league economically?
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