The Thinking 

Times Change

February 4, 2018

HERE’S my contribution to the all-encompassing coverage of today’s football game:

When the Super Bowl started in 1967, tickets averaged $10, which is about $75 in today’s dollar.

This year, they will average more than $4,000. Adjusted for inflation, that’s about a 47-fold increase. That’s a pretty good markup. The total revenue for ticket sales will exceed $250 million.

You can still, by the way, purchase a seat for the game in Minnesota, with tickets at this late point ranging from $3,200 to $30,000.

At the ’67 game, the Grambling State marching band performed during the halftime show:


(AP Photo/NFL Photos)

It’s gotten progressively creepier ever since:

Nicki Minaj and Madonna on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

The Super Bowl triggers deep-seated cravings for bad food. Domino’s expects to sell 13 million slices today.


This year’s Super Bowl NFL commercial portrayed players dancing together:


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