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10 Interesting Facts About Super Bowl 2014

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10 Interesting Facts About Super Bowl XLVIII

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The official countdown to Super Bowl XLVIII has begun. We're down to the last game of the year, with the conference championship games now in the rearview mirror. The road to the SB for both teams wasn't particularly bumpy, however.

In today's NFL it's rare to see a number one seed matchup in the SB. Both the Broncos and Seahawks cruised through their respective conferences this season and earned first round byes in the playoffs. But unlike many years in the past, there aren't any surprise or hot teams in this year's Super Bowl. It's nothing but the best in 2014.

As football fans, we should be so lucky to get this type of matchup. This is arguably the best SB matchup of all time. We've got the number one offense going up against the number one defense. On top of that, we've got the number one offense of all time in this game, which happens to be led by the guy who just set multiple single-season QB records. You just can't ask for much more.

The oddsmakers believe that the Broncos should win this game, but they're not overly confident in that pick. The official line is Denver (-2.5), which means that it's really anybody's game. However, there's no denying that the Broncos are more than worthy of being the favorite.

But we all know the Super Bowl is about much more than football. It's about the commercials, the half time show and the many people that get involved. Here are 10 interesting facts about this year's big game:

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Ads Are Going for $4 Million Per 30 Seconds

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This number just keeps getting higher and higher every year.

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'Cheap Seats' Are Going for $2,500

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You have to be (1) doing well financially and (2) a true fan, to attend the game at this point.

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Wilson Sporting Goods Will Ship 108 Footballs to Each Team

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108 is a very precise number of SB footballs.

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Metlife Stadium is the Most Expensive Stadium To Ever Host a SB

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How much did Metlife Stadium cost? $1.6 billion, which makes it the most expensive NFL stadium ever built.

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More Than 3,000 Security Guards and 700 Police Officers Will Be on Duty

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If you've got time to lean, you've got time to be on duty during the Super Bowl.

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The Seahawks Are Trying To Win Their First Ever Championship

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Will we be able to scratch Seattle off the list of franchises to never win a SB?

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'Omaha' Fundraising Will Continue at $800 Per Call

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Peyton Manning's 'Omaha' calls are more than just football-related now. The 'Peyback Foundation' will receive $800 per call in the SB from a group of eight Omaha businesses.

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Winner Will Be the First From Outside the Eastern and Central Time Zones Since 1999

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The last time a team from the Mountain or Pacific time zones won a Super Bowl? January 1999, when John Elway and the Broncos beat the Atlanta Falcons.

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SB Suites Will Cost You a Cool Mil

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Looking to enjoy the game from the comfort of a Metlife Stadium suite? Better have $1 million in the bank.

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Super Bowl XLVIII Will Be the First To Take Place in a Cold Weather City

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Of all the facts about this year's big game, this one will be talked about the most. Get ready for constant weather updates in the days that lead up to Super Bowl XLVIII.