With the exception of the UEFA Champions League final, no other sports match in the world has the same amount of viewers as the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl history
The Super Bowl has been the annual NFL – National Football League championship match since 1967 and is usually held on the first Sunday of February of the solar calendar. Therefore, it is often called the Super Bowl Sunday.
Lamar Hunt, former owner of the Kansas City Chiefs team and founding member of the American Football League, named the Super Bowl after watching his children play with a “Super Ball” (a high-resilient plastic ball) by Wham-O)
The first Super Bowl match was held on January 15, 1967. It is part of a merger agreement between the NFL and the biggest competitor is (AFL) American Football League. This is aimed at unifying teams that win two tournaments to compete in a tournament called the AFL – NFL World Championship Game during the transition period until the official merger takes place.
After the merger in 1970, each tournament became a selection round, called the National Football Conference (NFC) and American Football Conference (AFC), and the Super Cup match will be a competition between the two champions of 2 this round.
The winner receives the Vince Lombardi trophy, named after the coach of the Green Bay Packers, who won the first two Super Bowl matches and three of the previous five NFL championships (1961, 1962, and 1965). The trophy was exclusively made by Tiffany & Co for $ 25,000 and made entirely of pure silver. After the match, Most Valuable Player (MVP) will be selected and awarded Pete Rozelle Cup. It was named after former NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle, who held the position for three decades and helped make the NFL the world’s leading sports tournament. The members of the winning team will receive rings made of gold and diamonds, called the Super Bowl Ring.
For most of the past years, the Super Bowl is the most watched program of US television broadcasts. Super Cup Sunday is not only one of the biggest sporting events, it is now considered a national holiday of the United States. The Super Bowl Sunday is also the second largest food consumption day in the United States, after Thanksgiving Day.