NUTS & BOLTS
Players' share: Winners receive $88,000 each, losers $44,000.
Uniforms: As the home team, the 49ers have their choice of wearing their colored or white jerseys.
Overtime: Following a three-minute intermission after the end of regulation, play will continue by 15-minute periods with a two-minute intermission between each overtime period, and the teams will change goals each period. Both teams must have at least one possession during the extra period, unless the team that receives the opening kickoff scores a touchdown on its initial possession, in which case it is the winner. If the team that has the ball first kicks a field goal, the other team will have a possession. If that team scores a touchdown, it is the winner. If it kicks a field goal to tie the game, the team that scores next by any method is the winner.
Trophy: The winning team receives permanent possession of the Vince Lombardi Trophy, a sterling silver trophy created by Tiffany & Co. and presented annually to the winner. The trophy was named after the late Vince Lombardi of the then-two-time Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers before the 1971 Super Bowl. The trophy is a regulation-size silver football mounted in a kicking position on a pyramid-like stand of three concave sides. The trophy is 22 inches tall, weighs 7 pounds and is valued at more than $25,000. The words "Vince Lombardi" and "Super Bowl XLVII" are engraved on the base along with the NFL shield.
Attendance: To date, 3,581,385 have attended Super Bowl games. The largest crowd was 103,985 at the 14th Super Bowl at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
BEYOND THE GAME
BEYONCÉ: If only Ms. Carter-Knowles knew how to get attention, right? While the world will seemingly be glued to her Super Bowl halftime show to see whether she is lip-synching or not, Beyoncé will undoubtedly have already come up with some other surprise. Will Destiny's Child perform a medley of its hits and its new single, "Nuclear"? Will hubby Jay-Z join her for their duet "Crazy in Love"? Will she unveil new music? Only Knowles knows.
ALICIA KEYS: The "Girl on Fire" will set a Super Bowl record when she performs for the third time, the most by any singer. This will be the first time she tackles the national anthem at the Super Bowl, following recent high-profile appearances at the Presidential Inaugural Ball and the 12-12-12 Concert.
There are three intriguing ads to watch for and they all come under the heading of "cars."
Chrysler which has had memorable ads the last two Super Bowls (Clint Eastwood's "Halftime in America," Eminem's "Imported From Detroit") is back. No word on what, hence the intrigue.
A 60-second ad for the rechristened Lincoln Motor Co. is written or at least based on tweets collected by Jimmy Fallon. Ford (Lincoln's parent) has been a Super Bowl no-show for years, so this is a big (around $8 million) effort designed to launch (or relaunch) a classic, fading brand to a new group of consumers.
Toyota's ad featuring Kaley Cuoco of "The Big Bang Theory" is expected to do something funny, though we don't know what. The ad also will feature a picture of a Toyota customer who posted his or her picture on either Instagram or Twitter, with the hashtag "wishgranted."