We’ve got the Super Bowl quotes, FAQs, and fun facts to prep you for the big game. America, if not the whole world, makes the time to watch the game. It’s the pinnacle of the NFL season.
The Super Bowl now ranks right up there with Christmas, Hannukah, Halloween, and New Year’s Eve as one of America’s favorite holidays. The build-up to the game, halftime show, TV commercials, and ubiquitous Super Bowl parties only add to the splendor of the game itself.
Let’s look at some frequently asked questions, quotes, and fun facts about the big game.
Good Super Bowl Quotes
Football is, after all, an excellent way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it.
Heywood Hale Broun
The Super Bowl is like a movie, and the quarterback is the leading man.
This is like being in the super bowl. It’s first down, you’re on the one-yard line, You either make a touchdown, or you’re hosed.
The chance of winning a Super Bowl in a city like New York, there’s nothing like it. Once you win one, you get that bug to win another one, that edge.
To love the Super Bowl, you only have to think about what Januarys were like before it came along.
David N. Rosenthal
The Super Bowl is Americana at its most kitsch and fun.
Sayings About the Big Game
In life, as in football, you won’t go far unless you know where the goalposts are.
Arnold H. Glasow
The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others.
The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it.
Talent sets the floor; character sets the ceiling.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to ruin it.
We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.
Vince Lombardi — Check out more Lombardi Quotes.
Inspirational Football Messages
Work isn’t working unless you would rather be doing something else.
Football is like life — it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication, and respect for authority.
When you’re good at something, you’ll tell everyone. When you’re great at something, they’ll tell you.
There is no substitute for work.
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today
Motivational Super Bowl Quotes
Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow, I can accomplish what others can’t.
Remember, tomorrow is promised to no one.
It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.
A champion is simply someone who did not give up when they wanted to.
If you’re not in the parade, you watch the parade. That’s life.
If you’re not gonna go all the way, why go at all?
Humble enough to prepare, confident enough to perform.
Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
Are we underdogs again? Great! Great…I always root for underdogs…you know why? Tell them no one thinks you’re going to win, you’re not good enough, and it doesn’t register.
Quotes on winning the Super Bowl
You do it one day at a time. You do it, one player at a time, and you do it one coach at a time.
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
If you want to win, do the ordinary things better than anyone else does them day in and day out.
Winning is not everything—but making the effort to win is.
If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.
That’s the biggest gap in sports, the difference between the winner and loser of the Super Bowl.
If it doesn’t matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score.
In order to win the game, you must first not lose it.
Going to the Super Bowl is not the reward. It’s playing really well and winning.
It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.
Winning isn’t getting ahead of others. It’s getting ahead of yourself.
More than just a game
It’s ridiculous for a country to get all worked up about a game—except the Super Bowl, of course. Now that’s important.
The Super Bowl. No one misses this game, Jack; not the big one; not if you’re an American. You are riveted every minute to this game. People are betting a million bucks a minute you are—wealthy people selling insurance, beer, car batteries, beer, automobiles, beer, and beer.
You can go to the bank and borrow money, but you can’t go to the bank and borrow a Super Bowl ring. The ring is like a crown.
Do you know what happens after you lose the Super Bowl? The world ends. It just stops.
I always wanted to win the Super Bowl so I could take it and hold it and see what lies beyond it. I think it may be the sun.
You’re down to two teams. Football is probably America’s number one sport, and everyone’s looking forward to the game. It’s almost like a world holiday.
The truth is the Super Bowl long ago became more than just a football game. It’s part of our culture, like turkey at Thanksgiving and lights at Christmas, and like those holidays — beyond their meaning — a factor in our economy. Even people who don’t like football tune in to watch the commercials. You can’t say that about many things.
Funny Super Bowl Quotations
The Super Bowl is like Christmas shopping at Macy’s for bookies.
The score belongs on the society pages. To preserve the spirit of the occasion, the teams should have played in tuxes or swallowtail coats and corsages. It’s not an athletic event anymore; it’s a carnival—Mardi Gras with first downs.
If it’s the ultimate, how come they’re playing it again next year?
Most American football players are temperamental. That’s 90 percent temper and 10 percent mental!
If you’re mad at your kid, you can either raise him to be a nose tackle or send him out to play on the freeway. It’s about the same.
The reason women don’t play football is because eleven of them would never wear the same outfit in public.
Football players, like prostitutes, are in the business of ruining their bodies for the pleasure of strangers.
Football is not a contact sport; it’s a collision sport. Dancing is a good example of a contact sport.
Imagine, thirty years from now, people will be talking about that Super Bowl or this Super Bowl. I mean, if people thirty years from now even know what football is.
Robert John Kuechenberg
One of the great disappointments of a football game is that the cheerleaders never seem to get injured.
New York Tribune
The Super Bowl is a week-long talk show.
Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?
No other sporting event can compare with a good Series. The Super Bowl is a three-hour interruption in a week of drink and Rotarian parties.
I have no statistics to prove it, but I’m sure the American workplace will be adversely affected on Monday, the day after XXIV. The game will be the focus of conversation, and distractions, happy and sad, will be the order of the day, not to mention millions of hangovers. I wouldn’t buy a toaster, or a parachute manufactured the day after Super Bowl XXIV. You cannot engender such torrid anticipation for an event so great that it requires Roman numerals as a suffix, then expect there to be no social repercussions at its end.
The Super Bowl has become more of a staging event for a week of debauchery than a contest to determine the best team in the National Football League.
Peter H. King
The televising of football right now is just off the charts; it’s so phenomenal between HD and cable cam and all the rest. I was just sitting in my living room the other day watching those two games, and you’re there. You’re right there. You’re in the game, and the sound is great. It’s phenomenal. It’s the essence of live television. And, it’s unscripted and beautifully choreographed. The technology is terrific. If you’re in this business, there’s no better day than this.
We’re going to win on Sunday. I guarantee it.
I’m just here so I won’t get fined.
You have to play this game like somebody just hit your mother with a two-by-four.
Men, I want you just thinking of one word all season. One word and one word only: Super Bowl.
I’d run over my mother to win the Super Bowl.
I’d run over Russ Grimm’s mother, too.
Where’s the next Super Bowl going to be?
The 2022 big game is scheduled at Los Angeles, CA, at Los Angeles Stadium. After that, the 2023 Super Bowl is played in Glendale, AZ, at State Farm Stadium. And finally, the 2024 Super Bowl will be played in New Orleans, LA, at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
By Greg Johnson & Mike O’Halloran
Greg and Mike write about football and other professional and college sports. Both reside in the Twin Cities.
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