Super Bowl

Super Bowl

Super Bowl History

The Super Bowl is the season final championship game of National Football League (NFL) in the United States of America.  The matchup for this game is the winning teams of the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC).  Super Bowl 1 was held in February of 1967. The 2016 game was Super Bowl 50.

The Super Bowl is one of the most watched television events in the United States.  According Nielsen Media Research, in had over 114.4 million viewers in 2015.  It is held on the first Sunday in February.

Super Bowl Facts

  • The 2017 Super Bowl was at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, on February 5th.  It was the 3rd time that Houston will be the host of the Super Bowl.
  • In 2015, the price of a 30 second commercial during the Super Bowl, was over $4.5 million dollars.
  • Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest eating day of the year - after Thanksgiving.  According the National Chicken Council, in 2015 a total of 1.25 million chicken wings were eaten during the game.
  • The winner receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy.   Vince Lombardi was the coach for the Green Bay Packers who won the first two Super Bowls back-to-back.
  • The record for the most points scored by a single team during a Super Bowl, is held by San Francisco.  San Francisco scored a total of 55 points against Denver in Super Bowl XXIV.

Super Bowl Top Events and Things to Do

  • Attend the Super Bowl.  You can purchase second-hand tickets through various online marketplaces. According to SeatGeek, the average price for a ticket in 2015 was $2,670.
  • Have a Super Bowl party with friends and family.
  • Organize or purchase boxes in a football pool.  A football pool is a table that contains all of the score combinations based on the last digit of each team’s score.  The score numbers are drawn at random after all boxes are assigned.  Because of this, the odds of winning are the same regardless of each participant’s knowledge of the game.
  • Watch the Super Bowl commercials.  Commercials for the big game are the most expensive on TV and for many, more entertaining than the game.
  • Make guacamole.  This is the quintessential (and healthy!) super bowl dip.

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