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SUPER BOWL XXXII: DENVER BRONCOS VS. GREEN BAY PACKERS;
3:15 P.M., TODAY, TV: CHANNEL 4. RADIO: KNX (1070)

Trivia

January 25, 1998

1. Who has the record for the longest field goal in Super Bowl history?

2. Only one player has won the MVP while playing on the losing team. Who is he?

3. Larry Brown of the Dallas Cowboys became the second defensive back to win the MVP award. Who was the first?

(answers below).

FUN FACTS Some Super Bowl tidbits that even the most astute trivia buff may not know: The California Avocado Commission reports Americans eat eight million pounds of guacamole on Super Bowl Sunday, more than any other day of the year.

More drivers are involved in alcohol-related accidents on Super Bowl Sunday than any day of the year except St. Patrick's Day, according to the Insurance Information Institute.

The game got its name from Kansas City Chiefs' owner Lamar Hunt from a "Super Ball" toy his children played with. The name was first used at the third AFL-NFL championship game. Among the names discarded for the game were The Big One and The Final Game.

Super Bowl I tickets ranged from $6 to $12. Tickets for Super Bowl XXXII were sold for $275-$350, but this past week scalpers were asking as much as $5,000 for good seats.

Super Bowl cities are selected through 2001. They are Miami in 1999, Atlanta in 2000 and Tampa in 2001.

New Orleans has been host to the game more times, eight, than any other city. Los Angeles and Miami are next with seven each.

Every Super Bowl, except the first one, has been a sellout. The record was Super Bowl XIV in 1980 at the Rose Bowl. There were 103,985 fans to see Pittsburgh beat the Rams, 31-19.

Super Bowl XXXII will attract 800 million television viewers, reaching 188 countries in 17 languages. About 90% will see the game live.

An estimated 50 million women will watch today's game, according to NFL surveys.

A one-minute commercial during the Super Bowl costs an estimated $2.6 million.

The median annual income of a Super Bowl ticket holder is $70,000, with 33% making more than $100,000, according to the NFL.

About 35% of those who attend the game write it off as a corporate expense.

An estimated 68% who attend the game have never been to a Super Bowl.

Green Bay played Kansas City in the first Super Bowl. The Packers won, 35-10. Last year, Green Bay beat New England, 35-21, in New Orleans.

Denver lost to the Washington Redskins, 42-10, in 1988, the last time the Super Bowl was played in San Diego.

Only one player has played in Super Bowls in three decades. Hall of Famer Gene Upshaw played guard for the Oakland Raiders (1967-81) and played in Super Bowls II, XI and XV.

Linebacker Matt Millen is the only player to earn Super Bowl rings with three different teams--the Raiders, the 49ers and the Redskins. Linebacker Ken Norton Jr. is the only player to win three Super Bowls in a row, with the Cowboys and the 49ers.

HOLMGREN'S RECORDNFL REGULAR SEASON

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YearTeam W L Pct 1992 Green Bay 9 7 .563 1993 Green Bay 9 7 .563 1994 Green Bay 9 7 .563 1995 Green Bay 11 5 .688 1996 Green Bay 13 3 .813 1997 Green Bay 12 4 .750 Totals 63 33 .656

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POSTSEASON*--*

YearTeam W L Pct 1993 Green Bay 1 1 .500 1994 Green Bay 1 1 .500 1995 Green Bay 2 1 .667 1996 Green Bay 3 0 1.000 1997 Green Bay 2 0 1.000 Totals 9 3 .750

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1993--Won wild-card playoff against Detroit, 28-24; Lost divisional playoff to Dallas, 27-17.

1994--Won wild-card playoff against Detroit, 16-12; Lost divisional playoff to Dallas, 35-9.

1995--Won wild-card playoff against Atlanta, 37-20; Won divisional playoff against San Francisco, 27-17; Lost conference championship to Dallas, 38-27.

1996--Won divisional playoff against San Francisco, 35-14; Won conference championship against Carolina, 30-13; Won Super Bowl against New England, 35-21.

1997--Won divisional playoff against Tampa Bay, 21-7; Won conference championship against San Francisco, 23-10.

SHANAHAN'S RECORDNFL REGULAR SEASON *--*

Team W L Pct 1988 L.A. Raiders 7 9 .438 1989 L.A. Raiders 1 3 .250 1995 Denver 8 8 .500 1996 Denver 13 3 .813 1997 Denver 12 4 .750 Totals 41 27 .603

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POSTSEASON*--*

Team W L Pct 1996 Denver 0 1 .000 1997 Denver 3 0 1.000 Totals 3 1 .000

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1996--Lost divisional playoff to Jacksonville, 30-27.

1997--Won wild-card playoff against Jacksonville, 42-17; Won divisional playoff against Kansas City, 14-10; Won conference championship against Pittsburgh, 24-21.

TRIVIAANSWERS 1. Steve Christie, Buffalo, 54 yards, 1994 Super Bowl.

2. Chuck Howley, Dallas, in the 1971 Super Bowl.

3. Jake Scott, Miami, in the 1973 Super Bowl.

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