Super Bowl Kickoff Time and Five Fun Facts about the Big Game

Here's some additional facts about Sunday's big game we bet you didn't know, and some more useful information including kickoff time.


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

  1. This year, a 30-second commercial costs $4 million, up from 3.5 million last year and $42,000 in 1967, according to Time.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Heading into the game, the 49ers are 5-0 in Super Bowls and the Ravens are 1-0 in Super Bowls.
  5. 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 49ers vs. The Ravens

Kickoff Time: Sunday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. ET

Where: New Orleans, LA at Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Channel: CBS

Not watching from home? Check out some of these local pubs hosting parties:

  • Pudley's Tavern & Grill (774 El Camino Real, San Carlos)
  • McGraw's Bar and Grill (864 El Camino Real, Belmont)
  • American Legion (651 El Camino Real, Redwood City)
  • Carlos Club (612 El Camino Real, San Carlos)
  • Mardi Gras Lounge (1628 El Camino Real, Redwood City)
  • The Lariat Tavern (1428 El Camino Real, Belmont)
  • Sneakers Pub & Grill (1163 San Carlos Avenue, San Carlos)
  • Chris' New Harbor Bar (150 Harbor Blvd, Belmont)
  • Living Room (2048 Broadway St, Redwood City)
  • Piacere (727 Laurel St., San Carlos)
  • Vivace (1910 Ralston Ave., Belmont)

Where will you watch the Super Bowl? Tell us in the comments.

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HT February 02, 2013 at 05:12 PM
The game will be televised by CBS, not NBC.
Margaret Pye February 02, 2013 at 06:07 PM
Thanks for the info! Now I know what time to go out for a bike ride -- the streets will be SO QUIET at 3:30 tomorrow afternoon!!! :)
Greg DesBrisay February 03, 2013 at 04:53 AM
It's not exactly the first time in professional sports championship history that siblings have played each other: don't forget Venus and Serena Williams!


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