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:
It’s gotten progressively creepier ever since:
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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