20 Truly Crazy Facts From the NFL

There are some crazy facts from the NFL that you should know about:

The Bay State Patriots

The New England Patriots were almost named the Bay State Patriots.

The Green Bay Packer Have the Hottest Tickets in the NFL

Signing up for Green Bay Packers season tickets today means you’ll get them in 1,000 years.

Wilson Balls for the NFL

Wilson manufactures 4,000 footballs per day.

The Only Three-Peat in NFL History

Only the Green Bay Pakcers three-peated but never in the Super Bowl era.

NFL Games Are Played on Any Day

Although known for their Sunday, Monday and Thursday games, the NFL has played games on every day of the week.

An NBC Employee Once Disrupted a Game

An NBC employee once ran on to the field, disrupting the 1958 NFC championship game.

The $25,000 Super Bowl Trophy

The Super Bowl trophy is worth $25,000.

Coach Joe Gibbs Made History

Joe Gibbs is the only NFL coach to average more than one playoff win in over 10 years as a coach.

The Green Bay Packers’ Helmet Is on College Fields Too

Since Coach Vince Dooley from the University of Georgia liked the Greenbay Packers’ helmet logo so much, he borrowed its look for the Bulldogs.

1968 and 1988 Make Modern NFL Draft History

There’s only been one year in modern NFL draft history when a quarterback wasn’t selected in one of the first two rounds.

Apollo Creed Was in the NFL

Carl Weathers from Appollo Creed played two seasons with the Oakland Raiders in the 1970s.

Fred Dryers’ Historical Plays

Fred Dryer is the only player to get two safeties in a single game.

The NFL’s Longest Field Goal

The longest field goal in NFL history was over a half foot in length.

NFL Cheerleaders Are Underpaid

NFL cheerleaders are actually paid only $50 to $75 per game.

A Whole Lot of Action Without the Ball

During a typical game the ball is only in play for approximately 11 minutes.

Self-Made Philanthropist Kurt Warner

Every time Kurt Warner dines out with his family he pays it forward by paying he check for one other table. All of this is done anonymously.

Edgar Allan Poe’s Football Team

The Baltimore Ravens were named after Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven.”

600 Cows per Season

It takes approximately 600 cows per year to make a full season’s worth of footballs for the NFL.

The “Madden NFL” Video Game Curse

For more than a decade now, the players who have been featured on the cover of the “Madden NFL” video games were cursed with a serious injury duing the following season.

The First Ever Super Bowl With No Cheerleaders

Super Bowl XLV is the first Super Bowl to have no cheerleaders.

The Game Must Go On

Although the fog was too thick for the players to see or the fans to watch, the NFL playoff game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Chicago Bears in 1988 was still played.


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