The "New York Post" has put together a list of 48 Facts About Super Bowl 48. Here are some highlights:
1. No member of the Seahawks has ever appeared in the Super Bowl. This is the first time since the 1990 Buffalo Bills that a team had no prior experience. The Bills lost the Super Bowl that year . . . and they also lost the year after, the year after that, and then the year after THAT.
2. Peyton Manning is the only player on either team to win a Super Bowl ring. Only three others have even appeared in the Big Game . . . Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (2008, 2012), tight end Jacob Tamme (2010) and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (2009).
3. Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno's first name is a combination of his father's nickname, "Knowledge," and his mother's name, "Varashon."
4. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is a diehard fan of The Grateful Dead.
5. The Broncos have more than 466,000 Twitter followers, while the Seahawks have over 428,000. Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman leads players with the most followers at more than 735,000 . . . most of which he probably got over the past two weeks.