The Super Bowl 

Super Bowl, as known as American football, is the championship game of the national football league played by the winners of the National football conference (NFC) and American football conference (AFC) league. It is hosted every year around January or February by different cities to determine the national football league champion. The game consists of seven teams from each conference, with the host chosen prior to the beginning of the game.

The day of the Super Bowl games is also called the Super Bowl Sunday, the week prior is usually highlighted with extensive media buildup and festive atmosphere in the host city. It is one of the most watched sporting events around the world, with broadcast in over 170 countries. It features elaborate halftime shows and new commercials that add to its appeal. 

History of Super Bowl

 Although the NFL was officially founded in 1920, the Super Bowl didn’t take place until 40 years later.  The Super Bowl started originally in 1960, after the creation of the American football league (AFL).

 AFL was launched as an alternative league by a group of businessmen who wanted to own a football franchise, but got denied by the NFL. The NFL and AFL rivaled for several years, competing for fans, supporters and players. In 1966, NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle and Lamar Hunt, owner of AFL Kansas City Chief negotiated an agreement to merge the league’s in 1970. Lamar Hunt suggested the name ‘Super Bowl’ with hope of a better one, but it stuck. After the merger, NFL split into the American football conference (AFC) and the National football conference (NFC). 

The first Super Bowl game was played on January 15, 1957, it featured AFL (Kansas City Chiefs) and NFL champion (Green Bay Packers and took place in Los Angeles coliseum. The anticipation towards the game was nowhere close to what we see today, the tickets did not sell out.

The game drew 6 million television viewers, which was the largest record for an American sporting event at that time. The NFL champion Green Bay Packers defeated the AFL champion Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10, in the Super Bowl 1. Super Bowl II the next year, the Green Bay Packers won against the Oakland Raiders, 33-14, raising questions I’m the people’s mind if the AFL champion could beat the NFL’s best. The Super Bowl III took place on January 12, 1969, the AFL champion New York Jets, a 17.5-point underdog, beat the NFL champion Baltimore Colts. It was the very first win for the American football league. 

Super Bowl Half-time show 

The half-time show, a 30-plus-minute show, is considered a bigger event than the game by some viewers. The early Super Bowl had marching bands performances, before popular musicians took over, and it gradually evolved into the most anticipated spectacular Famous musicians around the world like Michael Jackson, U2, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, Prince, Beyoncé, Coldplay and others have performed during the halftime show. 

The show is famous for its musical surprises and sometimes mishaps like at Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, when the power went out during Beyoncé’s halftime show. 

Conclusion 

The Super Bowl is arguably one of the biggest sporting events around the world, thus providing numerous betting options for game lovers. Visit real money online casino Canada, place bets for the next Super Bowl and other sporting events.

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