TOM BRADY tried chewing tobacco as a young kid . . . and it didn’t end well. Yesterday, he said, quote, “I remember my uncles gave me chewing tobacco for the first time when I was really young.
“We went sun-fishing, and on the way home I said ‘I want to try it,’ and they said ‘Look, if we give it to you, then you can’t spit it out until you get home.’ It was like a 30-minute ride back to my grandpa’s farm.
“So of course they give it to me, and within five minutes I’m outside of the car throwing up all over the place.” He said he “doesn’t think he’s had much chewing tobacco since then,” so that might not have been the last time.
2. Do you know why they use Roman numerals for Super Bowls? It began with Super Bowl 5 . . . a.k.a. Super Bowl V. The NFL wanted to NUMBER them, because it can be confusing that the game is played the year after the season. For example, the Super Bowl for the 2017 season is played in 2018.
Former Kansas City Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt reportedly came up with the idea to use Roman numerals. He thought that would add “pomp and gravitas” to the game. But even though the Roman numerals didn’t start until the fifth Super Bowl, they’ve since been retroactively applied to the first four as well.
3. Remember how Philadelphia greased up the city’s light poles hoping to keep fans from climbing them? Well, it didn’t work. So, they’re not going to bother doing it on Super Bowl Sunday.