The Super Bowl is the annual championship match of the National Football League and American football association, since 1967. The event is often held on the first Sunday of February in the solar calendar, 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 ballby Wham-O).
The first Super Bowl match
The first Super Bowl match was held on January 15, 1967. This was a part of a merger agreement between the NFL and American Football League. The teams winning two tournaments will compete in a tournament called the AFL – NFL World Championship Game. This game takes place 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, the best player (Most Valuable Player – MVP) will be selected and awarded the Pete Rozelle Cup. This cup was named after the former NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle. This was the one who held the position for three decades and made the NFL a world top 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.