I read Danny Kelly’s column (yeah, I know it’s called a post, but for some reason I always think column). on Super bowl prop bets and immediately thought about what was the lowest temperature a Super Bowl was played at? Dutifully going to one of my favorite regular resources, Wikipedia, I found some other fascinating info. Some reposted here. Some of these are amazing because they haven't happened...........yet.
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Then her Dad.
In the history of the Super Bowl, the following firsts have yet to occur:
- Snow - Super Bowl IX had drizzle; Super Bowl XLI had rain. An ice storm hit the Dallas area prior to Super Bowl XLV, but the game was played with the roof closed. Super Bowl XLVIII will be the first northern Super Bowl played outdoors, but there is no guarantee that there will be snow.
An all-wild card matchup (teams who failed to win their divisions) - Nine wild card teams (since the 1970 merger) have won conference titles, but never two in the same season.
- A shutout - Every Super Bowl participant to date has scored. In five cases, the offenses have failed to score a touchdown. In four of those cases, the special teams scored the only touchdown:
- A punt return for a touchdown. There have been 3 blocked punts returned for touchdowns, however.
- A 90-or-more-yard play from scrimmage. Seven kickoffs and one interception have been returned 90 or more yards, but 90 yards has never been gained on one offensive play.
- This is just looney, Looney Clooney.
Home field advantage (playing in one's own home stadium) - The closest instances to this in terms of distance have been Super Bowl XIV at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena 30 miles from the Los Angeles Rams' home stadium, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Super Bowl XIX played at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto which is about 25 miles south of the San Francisco 49ers' home stadium, Candlestick Park in San Francisco. (At the time, both the Rose Bowl and Stanford Stadium were considered superior stadiums to the teams' home fields for major events; the wave of new stadium construction that began in the 1990s has eliminated the advantage of most non-NFL stadiums.) Were a team to earn a berth in a Super Bowl being played in its home-stadium in a year when that team's conference is scheduled as the "road" team, the team would remain so designated for the purposes of uniform selection and the coin-toss.
Two teams from the same metropolitan area: one city currently has two franchises: New York City has the Giants and the Jets. (In the past Los Angeles was home to the Raiders and the Rams, but both teams left town in 1995.) Also two pairs of teams share a common metropolitan area, although they are based in different cities: the Baltimore Ravens and the Washington Redskins; as well as the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders. Every team mentioned above has won a Super Bowl, but never against its neighbor.
Overtime - The narrowest margin of victory in a Super Bowl is one point, in Super Bowl XXV (1991). The closest instances to overtime, in which the result of the last play of the game could have realistically led to a tie and thus an overtime, have been:
I got nothing for these...so yeah.
An appearance by every team - Four teams have yet to reach their first Super Bowl: the Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans. The Browns and Lions both won NFL championships in the pre-Super Bowl era. The latter two are expansion teams that were formed less than two decades ago.
- Every team winning - 14 teams have yet to win their first Super Bowl: Cincinnati Bengals, San Diego Chargers, Atlanta Falcons, Tennessee Titans, Carolina Panthers, Seattle Seahawks, Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, and the Buffalo Bills along with those four that have not appeared in Super Bowl. The Chargers, the Titans (known as Houston Oilers in the 1960s), and the Bills all won AFL championships in the pre-Super Bowl era. The Eagles, and the Cardinals both won NFL championships in the pre-Super Bowl era. The Vikings won an NFL championship, but lost Super Bowl IV to the AFL champs, the Chiefs. Thus the Jaguars, Texans, Bengals, Falcons, Panthers, Seahawks, have yet to win their first NFL Championship.
- Yes, I did use it twice.
A team winning without a touchdown - Every Super Bowl champion to date has scored at least one touchdown in their efforts. The New York Jets scored only one touchdown in their Super Bowl III triumph.
No touchdowns scored - In every Super Bowl to date, there have been at least two touchdowns scored (Fewest combined - 2, in Super Bowl III).
- A three-peat. Two teams (New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys) won three Super Bowl titles in four years and the Pittsburgh Steelers won 4 Super Bowl titles in 6 years, which included back to back championships twice. The Miami Dolphins appeared in three consecutive Super Bowls from 1971–1973, winning the final two, making them the team having come closest to a three-peat. The Green Bay Packers were the 1965 NFL Champions and won the Super Bowl each of the next two seasons. The Buffalo Bills appeared in four consecutive Super Bowls, but lost all four of of them.
via www2.smc.eduFair catch kick - A fair catch kick has never been attempted in the Super Bowl.
- No I'm not gonna use that line or that guy. I don't believe in jinxs but...well....you know.
- A head coach leading two different teams to Super Bowl victories.
A quarterback leading two different teams to Super Bowl victories.
- Every team losing, the Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans Saints, and the four clubs that have never reached a Super Bowl, are yet to lose their first Super Bowl.
This is all from this Wikipedia page, which is a entertaining read all the way thru.
And I still don’t know what the lowest temperature Super Bowl game was. Maybe 4 out of 5 of these records here could be broken in this one game though.