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Super Bowl facts to wow your friends

The Steelers have won five Super Bowl titles. The Pirates have won five World Series titles. Can you name the other two cities with the same amount of Super Bowl and World Series championships?

And, while you are Googling that, can you name the first quarterback to lead two different teams to Super Bowls?

And, what is the only final score to be repeated in the first 42 Super Bowls?

And, which Super Bowl was actually the first Super Bowl?

And, what was odd about the second half kickoff in what is now referred to as the first Super Bowl?

Super Bowl trivia.

Brace yourself.

Tucked in ESPN’s crawl Wednesday night was the fact that John Elway and Johnny Unitas are the only starting quarterbacks in Super Bowl history who were older than Kurt Warner will be Feb. 1 when he leads the Cardinals against the Steelers at Raymond James Stadium.

Warner, by the way, is the second quarterback to lead two different teams to Super Bowls. The other? Why the immortal Craig Morton, who took the Cowboys to Super Bowl V and the Broncos to Super Bowl XII.

Morton lost both games, the second was a 27-10 loss to the Cowboys inside the Superdome in New Orleans.

Three years later, the Super Bowl returned to the Superdome, and the Raiders beat the Eagles 27-10.

You probably knew that.

While it is referred to as Super Bowl I, the Green Bay-Kansas City matchup Jan. 15, 1967 in Los Angeles was known as the AFL-NFL World Championship Game. The Super Bowl didn’t officially become the “Super Bowl” until Super Bowl III.

That first game was carried on both NBC and CBS. NBC was still at commercial when the second half kicked off, so the teams kicked off again.

The Chiefs lost that day, but returned in Super Bowl IV to beat the Vikings for Kansas City’s first and only Super Bowl title. The Royals won the World Series in 1985, giving Kansas City one Super Bowl and one World Series title.

The third city with the same amount of titles in the two sports? Miami with two each.

The Cardinals are the second 9-7 team to reach the Super Bowl. The first? The Los Angeles Rams in 1979, and they lost to . . . ? The Steelers.

Know which position has won the most MVPs? Easy. Quarterbacks, 22 times.

The coldest Super Bowl? Super Bowl VI. It was 39 degrees in New Orleans that Sunday.

The first wide receiver to throw a touchdown pass in a Super Bowl? Antwaan Randle El, who completed a 43-yard scoring pass to Hines Ward in Super Bowl XL.

Ward, born in South Korea, was MVP that game, making him the second Super Bowl MVP born outside the United States. The first? Redskins quarterback Mark Rypien, the MVP of Super Bowl XXVI, was born in Canada.

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