Famous musicians usually do not get paid for performances during the Super Bowl halftime show. While the NFL does cover production and travel costs, the main entertainer is not paid directly, even a single cent. Though on the positive side, whatever artist is performing that year usually sees a large uptick in their record sales.
Fun Fact: Only Losing Super Bowl MVP
While it’s probable for a losing player to win the most valuable player award during the Super Bowl in games that are very very close, it’s almost always awarded to the player on the winning side. The only player to receive it so far is Chuck Howley, who played for the Dallas Cowboys, in which…
Fun Fact: Lisa Simpson’s Super Bowl Accuracy
In a Simpsons episode, Lisa Simpson uses her intelligence to accurately predict football games. She correctly predicted the real Super Bowl and they redubbed her lines in reruns and Lisa kept correctly choosing the victor.
Fun Fact: The Supreme Court Justice Who Played NFL Football
The late Byron White played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (Steelers) and the Detroit Lions while in law school. He was eventually appointed to the Supreme Court by John F. Kennedy.
Fun Fact: How Often NFL Games Become Ties
Since the merger that created the modern NFL in 1974, the instances of ties have been rare. As of 2021, it has only happened 27 times.