Super Bowl I featuring the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs saw the players on the winning team take home $15,000. The losers received a check for $7,500.
My how times changed.
The winner of Super Bowl XLIV will take home $83,000. But don’t feel sorry for the loser – they’ll snag $42,000.
The NFL is ever-evolving and that includes the cash flow to the players and even the cost of commercials.
In 1967, a 30 second Super Bowl ad ran about $42,000. This year, folks are paying $2,8 million for a similar spot.
And that’s down over $200,000 from last year.