Let’s get ready to rumble! Whether you are a football fan tuning in to cheer on your favorite team, a music lover looking to rock out during the half-time show, or a jokester waiting for the big budget commercials or wardrobe malfunctions, the Big Game has something for everyone.
Tune in on Sunday, February 5th, 2012 and watch as the New York Giants play the New England Patriots in hopes of becoming the Super Bowl XLVI Champions and winners of the coveted Vince Lombardi trophy.
Now before you grab the remote, chow down on some nachos and wings and turn the television set to the most watched American television broadcast of the year, take a look at these questions about the Super Bowl:
How many Super Bowls have the New York Giants played in?
The New York Giants have qualified for five Super Bowls and won three of them:
Super Bowl XXII (1-25-87) — New York 39, Denver Broncos 20.
Super Bowl XXV (1-27-91) — New York 20, Buffalo Bills 19.
Super Bowl XXXV (1-28-01) — Baltimore Ravens 34, New York 7.
Super Bowl XLII (2-3-08) — New York 17, New England Patriots 14.
Super Bowl XLVI (2-5-12) — New York vs. New England.
How many Super Bowls have the New England Patriots played in?
The Patriots have qualified for seven Super Bowls and won three of them:
Super Bowl XX (1-26-86) — Chicago 46, New England 10.
Super Bowl XXXI (1-26-97) — Green Bay 35, New England 21.
Super Bowl XXXVI (2-3-02) — New England 20, St. Louis Rams 17.
Super Bowl XXXVIII (2-1-04) — New England 32, Carolina 29.
Super Bowl XXXIX (2-6-05) — New England 24, Philadelphia 21.
Super Bowl XLII (2-3-08) — New York Giants 17, New England 14.
Super Bowl XLVI (2-5-12) — New England vs. New York Giants.
How many times has the Super Bowl been played in Indianapolis?
Super Bowl XLVI which will be played on February 5th, 2012, will be the first time in the history of the NFL that the Super Bowl will be played in Indianapolis. It is also the fourth time that the Super Bowl is going to be played in a cold-weather location. Other locations have included Detroit and Minneapolis.
How much do NFL players get paid for winning the Super Bowl?
Besides winning the famous Vince Lombardi Trophy, the winning team of the Super Bowl gets a serious cash bonus. Under the NFL’s current agreement with the players, each player will get $88,000 for winning the Super Bowl. This agreement will expire in 2012.
Keep in mind that this is the minimum bonus guaranteed by the NFL Players Association. Other star players and MVPs might have millions more written into their contracts.
What is the cost of a Super Bowl ring?
The NFL pays up to $5,000.00 per ring, with up to 150 rings per team. If the rings are over the $5,000 limit, the team owners must make up the difference.
Recent rings have been appraised in excess of $20,000 but manufacturers keep this information confidential.