2012-02-01 / Features

Welcome To The Super Bowl


The Vince Lombardi Trophy awarded to the Super Bowl winning team. held for 28 years by the final episode of M*A*S*H. The Vince Lombardi Trophy awarded to the Super Bowl winning team. held for 28 years by the final episode of M*A*S*H. The Super Bowl is the championship game of the National Football League (NFL), the highest level of professional American football in the United States. It culminates the season that begins in the late summer of the previous calendar year. At a pre-selected site the game is usually held in a city that hosts an NFL team. The Super Bowl uses Roman numerals to identify each game, rather than the year in which it is held. Super Bowl I was played on January 15, 1967, following the regular season played in 1966, while Super Bowl XLVI, this year’s game, between the New York Giants, led by quarterback Eli Manning and the New England Patriots, led by quarterback Tom Brady, will be played on February 5, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The Super Bowl was created as part of a merger agreement between the NFL and its then-rival league, the American Football League (AFL). After the merger, which took place in 1970, each league was redesignated as a “conference”, and the game was then played between the conference champions. The curent game leader is the NFC with 24 wins to 21 wins for the AFC.


Eli Manning at the Giants’ Rally after victory in Super Bowl XLII. Eli Manning at the Giants’ Rally after victory in Super Bowl XLII. BrokenSphere

After Thanksgiving Day “Super Bowl Sunday” is the second-largest day for

Photo American food consumption. The 2011 Super Bowl became the most watched American television program in history, drawing an average audience of 111 million viewers and taking over the spot held by the previous year’s Super Bowl, which itself had taken over the spot The bowl is among the most watched sporting events in the world, due mostly to its North American audiences, and is second only to Association football’s UEFA Champions League final as the most watched annual sporting event worldwide.

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