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Top Ten Interesting Facts about the NFL

Here are some interesting or little known facts about the NFL that you may find interesting.

10

Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest food consumption day in the United States after Thanksgiving
Many consider it a de-facto holiday and some companies even give the following Monday off to employees.

9

The salary cap for a NFL team is $127 million as of 2009.
This is the maximum that the combined player salaries can reach.

8

It is the only major sport in the United States that does not have a team in Canada.
The MLB, NHL, and NBA all have Canadian teams.

7

The NFL was formed in 1920 in Canton, Ohio.
The first Super Bowl was held in 1967.

6

Louisiana has hosted more Super Bowls than any other city.
So far they have hosted 6 super bowls at the Superdome and are slated to host their 7th in 2013.

5

Commercials during the Super Bowl cost upward of $3 million.
One of the most watched events of the year, has some of the most expensive advertising slots of any television broadcast.

4

The closest teams geographically are the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49er, as well as, the New York Giants and New York Jets.
Both sets of teams are within 50 miles of each other!

3

Both Florida and California have 3 professional NFL teams.
Florida has the Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. California has the San Francisco 49ers, San Diego Chargers, and Oakland Raiders.

2

The maximum number of players on a team is 53.
Any given week the team is only allowed to dress 45 players for a game.

1

It is the most attended domestic sport in the world.
Based on average attendance it even has more attendees than Soccer.

 

Source: Wikipedia