Every year, the Super Bowl takes place through a spectacular event, but hence everyone may ask why the name of the game is called ‘Super Bowl’ and since when the game has been started. In addition to the game, the Super Bowl is marked by a halftime show where artists such as Michael Jackson, kiss, Maddona, Metallica and so on. It also became the most sought after event and one of the most-watched television shows.
The first Super Bowl was played on January 15, 1947, and Green Bay Packers was championed in the disputed encounter between the National Football League and the American Football League (leagues existed those years), and the winner declared himself King of American Football, even though these leagues have become today’s conferences.
The final game of football league ‘Super Bowl’ was named by Lamar Hunt, a former owner of Kansas City Chiefs, and the title was chosen to distinguish the bowl from the various universities in the United States. Thanks to his little son who played with a ball called ‘Super ball’.
The Pittsburgh Steelers, a professional football team from Pennsylvania, is the biggest winning franchise ever and the most successful team in the NFL history. More times loser in Super Bowl is Denver Broncos (five). Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers, and New England Patriots are tied with eight times those who have played the most.
The Vince Lombardi Trophy:
The Vince Lombardi Trophy was named after the Green Bay Packers coach after his death in the year 1970. He himself was the winner of the first two Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers team.
The weight of the trophy is 3.2 kg, 56 cm and looks absolute silver. The original trophy was manufactured by Tiffany & Co. which is one of the American biggest jewelry industries. Pete Rozelle, NFL commissioner, and Oscar Riedner who was the vice president of Tiffany & Co. initially sketched on a cocktail napkin of the trophy.
How Super Bowl Era Divided:
June 8, 1966, the day the Super Bowl era was born. The NFL and AFL decide on this day that these two league champions will determine who their best champion is by a single match, like Super Bowl.
With this, the title clash began, first known as AFL-NFL World Championship Game, between Kansas City Chiefs, Champion of the AFL, and Green Bay Packers, NFL Champion, held on January 15, 1967, in at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Super Bowl Commercials:
1967 – In the first Super Bowl, it had to cost an estimated $40,000 for a 30-second commercial.
2016 – 5 million dollars was record-breaking for commercial spot for a 30-second ad in 2016, according to the general counsel of CBS Les Moonves. The previous record was 4.5 million dollars for the same commercial spot held by NBC in the year 2015.
Audience and ratings:
Super Bowl 49 is still the most-watched television show in the United States with an average audience of 114.4 million, over 2 million more than the previous year, which means Super Bowl 48, second largest audience, had 112.2 million viewers.