Don't Believe the 1993 ClaimsAlthough the false claim first surfaced in 1993, it is still circulated via websites and email.
In 1993, a claim based only on anecdotal evidence stated that there was an increase in domestic violence on Super Bowl Sunday. As a result, news media including Good Morning America, the Associated Press, CBS, NBC, and major newspapers across the country labeled Super Bowl Sunday a "day of dread" for women.
The claim was not true then. It is not true now.