Super Bowl Sunday – 72 Balls – And None Are Deflated
Everything is special about the big game including the look of the footballs The NFL commissions the making of 72 footballs the very night the two Super Bowl contenders win their divisional championships.
Wilson Football Factory workers hop to it at a plant in Ada, Ohio and knock out the six dozen pigskins with the names of the teams, the date, location and the Super Bowl logo.
As you might expect, the NFL keeps a close eye on those balls the same way that Price Waterhouse guards those Oscar results - especially considering the controversy over "deflategate".
In 1997, the balls turned up missing --lost or stolen they had to make a second batch.