Graphic: The shocking numbers behind Super Bowl XLVIII

Written By Sun-Times Wire Posted: 01/28/2014, 10:06am

There’s no bigger spectacle in sports than the Super Bowl, from the media hype, the excessive amounts of food we’ll consume and the huge money a 30-second ad will command come Sunday.

Social media also has changed the experience, as an estimated 78 million tweets about Super Bowl XLVIII will be sent during Sunday’s game between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks.

The folks at have pulled data from a variety of sources and broken down all of the critical, and not-so-critical numbers surrounding the game, all in one handy graphic:


Graphic courtesy of