Kathie Lee & Hoda: Who Knew? Football Trivia
The NFL season kicks off on September 5 2012 with the Dallas Cowboys taking on the defending Super Bowl Champions N.Y. Giants, so to get ready for the big game the ladies are brushing up on their knowledge on everything football. Len Berman, sportscaster and author of six books, including his newest one titled Greatest Moments In Sports: Upsets and Underdogs, joined the ladies to help them out. Who had the most Super Bowl wins? How many footballs are used in a game?
Football Trivia: “Pigskin” Origin
Why is a football sometimes called a “pigskin?”
- The first balls were made from the skin of pigs
- The first balls reminded people of the way a pig’s skin looks
- The earliest footballs (in soccer) were made of inflated pig bladders
- Players are so big…like hogs
The correct answer is the earliest footballs (in soccer) were made of inflated pig bladders. Len said the earliest footballs, which were soccer balls, they would sew up pig bladders.
Football Trivia: NFL Games on Wednesdays
When was the last year the NFL played a game on a Wednesday?
- Last season
The correct answer is 1948. Len said back in the 1930s they played every week, but in that game in 1948 the Rams beat Detroit 24-7.
Football Trivia: Super Bowl Ticket Prices
The top price for a Super Bowl ticket last year was $1,200. What did the top ticket cost for the first Super Bowl in 1967?
The correct answer is $12. Len said the game was at the L.A. Coliseum and the game was not sold out, so he guesses the prices were pretty steep.
Football Trivia: Footballs Used In One Game
Approximately how many footballs are used per game?
The correct answer is 48. Len said they want to keep the game going in case it gets wet or something, but 12 of the 48 are just for the kickers because they like special balls.
Football Trivia: Teams With Most Super Bowl Wins
Which team has won the most Super Bowls?
- Baltimore Ravens
- Pittsburgh Steelers
- Green Bay Packers
- New York Giants
The correct answer is Pittsburgh Steelers. Len said they have won six. The Steelers and Dallas have both been in eight, but they are the champs with the six-pack.
Football Trivia: N.Y. Giants All-Time Touchdown Leader
Who holds the Giants all-time record for the most touchdowns scored?
- Phil Simms
- Eli Manning
- Ale Webster
- Frank Gifford
The correct answer is Frank Gifford. Len said he still has the all-time record with 78 touchdowns, but he also had ten extra points and two field goals, so as Kathie Lee knows he can do it all.