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Super Bowl LI by the numbers

Posted at 10:32 PM, Feb 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-04 00:34:42-05

  We know Super Bowl 51 will be between the Falcons and the Patriots.  But there's some facts about the big game that even the most hardcore NFL fans don't know.  And some for those who are just here for the food.

 Bill Belichick has coached in 9 Super Bowls.  That’s the most by any coach in NFL history.  Teams that wear white are 11-1 in the last 12 Super Bowls.  It’s the patriots this year, if you were wondering.

  The game itself is broadcast in 34 different languages.  Everyone always wants to know how much tickets are going to cost you.  Last year, the most expensive tickets ran you about $6,500, and they go up about 10% each year.

About 1.5 million people on average will miss work the next day, most of whom will call out sick.  About 1.25 billion chicken wings are bought and eaten on Super Bowl Sunday. That is a lot of chicken!   And, if you don't know, Lady Gaga will be performing at this year's Super Bowl halftime show. Pop acts didn't perform at halftime until 1991.  In the 1967 Super Bowl, it was the University of Arizona symphonic marching band and the Grambling State marching band.

So, top that Lady Gaga.