We’ve got the Super Bowl quotes, FAQs, and fun facts to prep you for the big game. If not the whole world, America 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
1.) Football is, after all, an excellent way to get rid of your aggression without going to jail for it.
Heywood Hale Broun
2.) The Super Bowl is like a movie, and the quarterback is the leading man.
3.) 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.
4.) 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.
5.) To love the Super Bowl, you only have to think about what Januarys were like before it came along.
David N. Rosenthal
6.) The Super Bowl is Americana at its most kitsch and fun.
Sayings About the Big Game
7.) In life, as in football, you won’t go far unless you know where the goalposts are.
Arnold H. Glasow
8.) The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others.
9.) The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it.
10.) Talent sets the floor; character sets the ceiling.
11.) It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to ruin it.
12.) 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
13.) Work isn’t working unless you would rather be doing something else.
14.) Football is like life — it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication, and respect for authority.
15.) When you’re good at something, you’ll tell everyone. When you’re great at something, they’ll tell you.
16.) There is no substitute for work.
17.) If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today
Motivational Super Bowl Quotes
18.) Today, I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow, I can accomplish what others can’t.
19.) Remember, tomorrow is promised to no one.
20.) It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.
21.) A champion is simply someone who did not give up when they wanted to.
22.) If you’re not in the parade, you watch the parade. That’s life.
23.) If you’re not gonna go all the way, why go at all?
24.) Humble enough to prepare and confident enough to perform.
25.) Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
26.) 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
27.) 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.
28.) Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
29.) If you want to win, do the ordinary things better than anyone else does them day in and day out.
30.) Winning is not everything—but making the effort to win is.
31.) If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.
32.) That’s the biggest gap in sports, the difference between the winner and loser of the Super Bowl.
33.) If it doesn’t matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score?
34.) In order to win the game, you must first not lose it.
35.) Going to the Super Bowl is not the reward. It’s playing really well and winning.
36.) It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.
37.) Winning isn’t getting ahead of others. It’s getting ahead of yourself.
Sayings About The Big Game
38.) It’s ridiculous for a country to get all worked up about a game—except the Super Bowl, of course. Now that’s important.
39.) The Super Bowl. No one misses this game, Jack; not the big one, not if you’re an American. You are riveted every minute of this game. People are betting a million bucks a minute you are—wealthy people selling insurance, beer, car batteries, beer, automobiles, beer, and beer.
40.) 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.
41.) Do you know what happens after you lose the Super Bowl? The world ends. It just stops.
See Football Jokes.
42.) 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.
43.) 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.
44.) 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
45.) The Super Bowl is like Christmas shopping at Macy’s for bookies.
46.) 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.
47.) If it’s the ultimate, how come they’re playing it again next year?
48.) Most American football players are temperamental. That’s 90 percent temper and 10 percent mental!
49.) 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.
50.) The reason women don’t play football is that eleven of them would never wear the same outfit in public.
51.) Football players, like prostitutes, are in the business of ruining their bodies for the pleasure of strangers.
52.) Football is not a contact sport; it’s a collision sport. Dancing is a good example of a contact sport.
53.) 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
54.) One of the great disappointments of a football game is that the cheerleaders never seem to get injured.
New York Tribune
55.) The Super Bowl is a week-long talk show.
56.) Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?
57.) 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.
58.) 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.
59.) 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
60.) 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.
Famous Super Bowl Quotes
61.) We’re going to win on Sunday. I guarantee it.
Joe Namath, New York Jets QB
62.) I’d run over my mother to win the Super Bowl.
63.) I’d run over Russ Grimm’s mother, too.
64.) Men, I want you just thinking of one word all season. One word and one word only: Super Bowl.
65.) I rub it in pretty good when I win.
Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccanneers QB
66.) I’m just here so I won’t get fined.
Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks RB
67.) You have to play this game like somebody just hit your mother with a two-by-four.
Coaches’ Takes on the Super Bowl
68.) If you win a Super Bowl before you’re fired, you’re a genius, and everyone listens to you.
John Madden, Oakland Raiders Head Coach
69.) Just keep matriculating the ball down the field, boys.
Hank Stram, Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach during Super Bowl IV
70.) I’ve got good news and bad news; the good news is that we’re going to win the Super Bowl; the bad news is that half of you won’t be here.
Mike Ditka, Chicago Bears Head Coach (After being hired in 1983)
71.) When you believe in yourself and the people you surround yourself with, you will win something really big someday.
Richard “Dick” Vermeil, Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach
72.) Concentrate on what will produce results rather than on the results, the process rather than the prize.
Bill Walsh, San Francisco 49ers Head Coach
73.) There’s always a place for people who can play.
Wilbur Ewban, Baltimore Colts Head Coach
74.) Losers assemble in small groups and complain; winners assemble as a team and find ways to win.
Bill Parcells, New York Giants Head Coach
75.) Losing a Super Bowl destroys all the good things that happened to get you there.
Don Shula, Miami Dolphins Head Coach
76.) A winning effort begins with preparation.
Joe Gibbs, Washington Redskins Head Coach
77.) A life of frustration is inevitable for any coach whose main enjoyment is winning.
Chuck Noll, Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach
78.) To reach your own goals and dreams, you must learn how to assist others in reaching theirs.
Joe Gibbs, Washington Redskins Head Coach
79.) A winner never stops trying. Even after you’ve just won the Super Bowl—especially after you’ve just won the Super Bowl—there’s always next year.
Tom Landry, Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
Football Sayings from Hollywood
80.) Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.
Friday Night Lights
81.) The most important thing to remember is: to protect your quarterback, ME!
Burt Reynolds, The Longest Yard (1974)
82.) Show me the money!
83.) My whole life, people have been telling me what I could do and couldn’t do. I’ve always listed to ’em and believed in what they said. I don’t wanna do that anymore.
Rudy in Rudy
84.) When you take that field today, you’ve got to lay that heart on the line.
We Are Marshall
85.) You look like a bunch of fifth-grade sissies after a catfight!
Remember the Titans
86.) Just remember, football is 80 percent mental and 40 percent physical.
87.) So, by all accounts, my dream, my story, is impossible. That’s just the kind of story this is.
Kurt Warner in American Underdog
88.) Football is a way of life.
Varsity Blues movie
89.) If you die trying for something important, then you have both honor and courage.
Michael Oher in The Blind Side
90.) In a typhoon, it’s anybody’s game.
91.) I wish I could say something classy and inspirational, but that wouldn’t be our style. Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory lasts forever.
92.) You can do it.
Funny Super Bowl Captions
You know, many football fans are going to host or attend a Super Bowl party come February. Photos from those parties pair well with the captions below for social media posts.
93.) Time to huddle – around the chip bowl.
94.) This drink is my number one draft pick.
95.) First, chips and dip, and then we’ll talk offensive strategy.
96.) I’m in a serious relation-chip.
97.) Red wine pairs well with pretending to understand football.
98.) Actions speak louder than your coaches.
99.) Today’s forecast: 100% chance of winning.
100.) That runner can shake more than Shakira.
101.) Devour all snacks on three. One, two, three, let’s go!
102.) I like to grab a snack when my team is on offense. I grab two snacks when my team is on defense.
103) I’m just wingin’ it.
104.) “Snacks” is my go-to audible for just about everything. It was that or “Omaha,” and Petyon took “Omaha.”
Football Phrases For Fans
105.) Glory lasts forever.
106.) I view the kitchen as my locker room for the big game. I will be there before, at halftime, and after the game — and maybe a few times during the game.
107.) The calm before the score.
108.) Come for the game; stay for the guac.
109.) My idea of a Super Bowl: Chili with cheese.
110.) MVP: Most Valuable Pita chip.
111.) My game plan: Tackle this burger and then touchdown on some of those wings.
Super Bowl Instagram Captions
112.) Sunday = Funday!
113.) Seven days without football food makes one weak.
114.) I’m the football fan your mom warned you about.
115.) Eat like a champion today.
116.) Football hair; don’t care.
117.) I’m just here for the burgers.
Super Bowl Trivia
See if you know the answers to these Super Bowl trivia questions.
1.) What team’s owner came up with the name “Super Bowl”?
A: Kansas City Chiefs owner, Lamar Hunt, came up with the name after watching kids play with a Super Ball.
2.) What AFC team was the first to win a Super Bowl?
A: The New York Jets won Super Bowl III, led by Joe Namath.
3.) What Super Bowl halftime performance is generally regarded as the best?
A: In 2007, Prince performed to rave reviews, and it is regarded by most as the best Super Bowl halftime show ever.
4.) What NFL team has played in four Super Bowls but never held a lead?
A: The Minnesota Vikings.
5.) Can you name two of the four NFL teams that have never played in a Super Bowl?
A: The Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, and Jacksonville Jaguars.
6.) Who is the Super Bowl trophy named after?
A: Vince Lombardi.
7.) What team scored the most points in a single Super Bowl game?
A: The San Francisco 49ers scored 55 points in Super Bowl XXIV.
8.) Who has the most career points in Super Bowls?
A: Jerry Rice.
Super Bowl FAQs
Here are some frequently asked questions about the Super Bowl.
Miami has hosted the Super Bowl 11 times — the most of any city. New Orleans comes in second, having hosted the Super Bowl ten times.
The Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots are tied with six Super Bowl wins each.
Advertisers, attempting to work around the NFL’s trademark of Super Bow, use terms like The Big Game, The Most Expensive Ticket in Town, and Super Duper Sunday.
The next Super Bowl is scheduled for February 12, 2023, in Glendale, Arizona, at State Farm Stadium.
Super Bowl Quotes Final Thoughts
Super Bowl Sunday is near. Who will win? Who will be the MVP? Football is a way of life for many fans, and its importance to them cannot be overemphasized. The Dallas Cowboys, the Green Bay Packers, and the San Francisco 49ers all have loyal fans. But football fans watch the game closely even if their chosen team doesn’t make it to the Super Bowl.
Players and coaches know they have an attentive press audience when they’re participating in the only football game on Sunday. As such, many use that platform to say some interesting things. From inspirational to funny, from gratitude-filled to outlandish, there are frequently many good quotes to be had on Super Bowl week.
We tried to capture many of them right here. If we missed any, please let us know via the Contact page. Thanks.
By Greg Johnson and Mike O’Halloran
Greg writes about football and other professional and college sports. Mike was a contributing writer to USA Football, the youth arm of the NFL. Both reside in the Twin Cities.
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