That's right folks; Houston is hosting the Super Bowl this year. This exciting annual event brings together football fans in Texas, throughout the United States and around the world for a day of fun and festivities. To ensure that you are the most knowledgeable person at your Super Bowl party this year, here's some great Super Bowl trivia to get everyone talking:
This Is Houston's Third Time Hosting
In the 51 years that the Super Bowl has been running, Houston has had the honor of hosting twice already, with 2017 being the third time. Houston also hosted the event in 1974 and 2004. They say that everything is bigger in Texas, so this year's Super Bowl is sure to be one to remember!
The Super Bowl is the Most Watched Sporting Event in the World
Viewers from all around the world tune in to watch the top two teams in the NFL battle it out for the Vince Lombardi Trophy each year. The event is so big, in fact, that the major television networks are willing to fight each other for the right to televise the game. Just this past year, three of the major television networks (Fox, NBC and CBS) came to an agreement with the NFL that allows them to rotate which network gets to air the big game.
Super Bowl LIVE Is the Ultimate Fan Festival
In addition to the game itself, one of the most fun aspects of the Super Bowl is its accompanying fan festival, Super Bowl LIVE. This year's event will take place from Jan. 28 to Feb. 5 at Houston's own Discovery Green in the downtown area. Fans can enjoy live entertainment, food, rides and other attractions. Best of all, it's free for all to attend!
Over 10,000 Volunteers Help to Make the Super Bowl Happen
This massive event requires a massive amount of human resources to ensure that it goes off without a hitch. The city of Houston began recruiting volunteers back in August 2016, interviewing over 15,000 applicants to build its team of volunteer workers.
This Year's Super Bowl Mascot is TD
No professional sporting event would be complete without a mascot, and the Super Bowl is no different. This year's mascot is TD, a football player with a football for a head. He wears a red and white uniform with jersey number 51 in honor of this year being the 51st Super Bowl. He'll engage in community outreach events in the lead-up to the big game, building up excitement for the event.
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