The National Football League (NFL) organized the annual championship for the game super bowl. The American Football Conference (AFC), as well as the National Football Conference (NFC), are the main participants of this game. It is an American football championship that creates worldwide attention among football loving fans. Millions of people worldwide enjoy this championship game. It was June 1966 when two rival football leagues agreed to merge and form one national football league.
Why Was It Named Super Bowl?
The name was used officially in the 1974 super bowl for the new league’s third championship game. Super bowl is the third biggest sporting event on the planet. The name super bowl was used by Lamar Hunt, the owner of the AFLS Kansas City Chiefs. He mentioned that this name came to his mind after seeing his kids playing super ball and he suggested this name at the merger meeting. The name was very catchy and easily got adopted by other members.
History Of The Super Bowl
NFL was created in 1920 and since then it was a clear winner for many football competitions. After the formation of the American football league, they encountered a strong competitor. Their rivalry provided the idea of the formation of this championship. The first championship was called the AFL-NFL championship game and later gained the title super bowl. This is the second-largest day for US food consumption after Thanksgiving Day.
Though, the term bowl was being used for several football championships. Every year this game is organized in a different city. The game was first organized in Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on 15th January 1967. At that time it was not as famous as it is now. The first championship game was held between Green Bay Packers as well as AFL’s Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers won that game.
The day of the super bowl game is known as super bowl Sunday as well as it is an unofficial American holiday. Because of the high viewership, many companies want to promote their product during their broadcast time. The commercials during the broadcast are considered the most expensive advertisements of the year.
Earlier only marching bands of local colleges were part of those events but seeing the increment of popularity celebrities started to perform in this event. Roman numerals are used to identify each since the fifth edition in January 1971. This tournament is usually played on the first Sunday of February. The rates of the tickets are very high. The average cost of this match ranges between $2500 to $3500, depending on the purchase time as well as the match.
The winning team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy named after the coach of the Green Bay Packers the first winner. The Green Bay Packers also won 5 matches consecutively and as a sign of respect to the coach named after him. This game has been gaining popularity and is a center of attraction for the young generation. This is the most-watched American television broadcast every year.