The Super Bowl (American Football Super Cup) is the annual championship match. The National Football League (NFL), the American football association has hold this event since 1967. It often takes place on the first Sunday of the second calendar month, called Super Bowl Sunday.
Lamar Hunt, former owner of the Kansas City Chiefs team and a founding member of the American Football League, coined the Super Bowl name after watching his son play with a “Super Ball” (a highly resilient plastic ball by Wham-O).
The Super Bowl match was first held on January 15, 1967, as part of a merger agreement between the NFL (National Football League) and its biggest competitor (AFL) American Football League to achieve unify championship teams of two tournaments. They will compete in a tournament called the AFL – NFL World Championship Game. This is during the transition period until official merger takes place.
54th Super Bowl match in 2020
After merging in 1970, each tournament became a selection round. They are the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The Super Cup would be a competition between the two champions of these 2 rounds.
The winning team received the Vince Lombardi trophy, named after the Green Bay Packers manager, which had won its first two Super Bowl games and three of the previous five NFL championships (1961, 1962, and 1965).
The trophy of the American Football Super Cup
The trophy of the American Football Super Cup is exclusively crafted 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. It was named after former NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle, who has held office for three decades. He has also been credited with making the NFL top sports league in the world.
Winning team members will receive rings made of gold and diamonds, known as the Super Bowl Ring.