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Super Bowl by the numbers

By Times staff writers
© St. Petersburg Times
published January 28, 2003

Days Keyshawn Johnson's media blackout lasted -- 0

Super Bowl trophy, soon to be on display at One Buc Place -- 1

Amount (in dollars) you would have won on a $2 bet had you correctly guessed the Bucs would score more points than Yao Ming's points and rebounds combined Sunday -- 1.67

Interceptions returned for touchdowns by Dwight Smith, a Super Bowl record -- 2

Players on the roster who are holdovers from the Creamsicle jersey era (Sapp, Brooks, Lynch, Alstott and Karl Williams) -- 5

The price (in dollars) on the original tag hidden inside a Bucs hat recently purchased for $20 at a roadside stand 6.96

Kickoff returns by Oakland, a Super Bowl record, thanks to Tampa Bay scoring a whole lot -- 9

More points scored by the Bucs than in any other game this season -- 10

Points scored by Bucs defense -- 18

Yards in Michael Pittman's longest run of the night, besting his previous season high by 3 yards -- 24

Games before the Bucs earned their first win and seasons it took to win their first world championship -- 27

Points scored, tying a franchise record -- 48

Yards gained on interception returns by the Bucs, a Super Bowl record -- 172

Games the Bucs played before celebrating their first Super Bowl championship -- 433

Buc kickoff returns without a touchdown -- 1,595 (and counting)

Copies of the Monday Times that rolled off the presses -- 609,000

-- Compiled by Mike Readling and Scott Purks.

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