February 3—Super Bowl: Amazing Facts About the World’s Most-Watched Sports Event
For the millions of football fans across the United States, the Super Bowl, also called the Big Game, is the largest and most anticipated sports event of the year. It’s pretty much the reason why streets and malls are almost empty during the first Sunday of February, with friends and families excitedly gathering around the living room, setting their eyes on the TV screens, and placing their bets on their favorite NFL teams.
This year, the world’s most-watched sports event is set to take place on the 3rd of February. The Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots will face off at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Kickoff time is 6:30 p.m. ET.
What sets the Super Bowl apart from any other championship games is the finality of its outcome. While the champion is normally decided in a series of games in all other sports leagues, the NFL follows a different rule. The NFL champion is determined in just one game between the American Football Conference (AFC) champion and the National Football Conference (NFC) champion.
Aside from the game, football fans are also looking forward to watching the halftime show, a much-awaited annual event itself. It features popular bands and pop stars who entertain the audience with groundbreaking performances while the players are taking a break. This year, the show features Maroon 5 and rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi.
Major manufacturing companies—with the likes of Bud Light, Skittles, Pepsi, Amazon, among many others—see the Super Bowl as the perfect opportunity to promote their brands. Commercial breaks are filled with highly amusing advertisements from these companies.
How Americans Celebrate the Super Bowl
Although not considered a public holiday, the Big Game is treated as such by the public. Bars and restaurants are expected to be filled with football fanatics clad in jerseys of their teams for the special live viewing. Apart from making people happy with their live telecast, food establishments also offer a large selection of foods and beverages for everyone to enjoy, including chicken wings, pizza, chili, and chips with guacamole dip.
Fans who prefer to watch the event at home also prepare for the event by stocking up on snacks and drinks. Like any other sports game, the Super Bowl is best watched with a group of friends or acquaintances to make it even more fun. People would invite their peers, neighbors, and even their co-workers to spend the day at their place.
Quick Facts about the Super Bowl
Before tuning in to your television, here are some fun facts about the Big Game you probably haven’t heard of yet:
- Kansas City Chiefs owner and AFL founder Lamar Hunt was the man who came up with the term Super Bowl as he was a fan of the then-popular game Super Ball.
- Before the NFL championship game was officially named as the Super Bowl, other name options included the Pro Bowl, the Big One, and the First World Championship Game AFL vs NFL.
- The first Super Bowl, which took place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California on January 15, 1967, saw 63,036 fans in attendance in a stadium that can hold up to 90,000 people.
- Next to Thanksgiving, the Super Bowl is the second biggest day for food consumption in the country.
- The event made history in 2011 when it became the most watched TV program in the U.S. with 111 million viewers.
- About 8 million pounds of guacamole and 14,500 tons of chips are consumed on this day alone.
- The Lombardi trophy was named after Vince Lombardi, the coach of the Green Bay Packers who won the first ever Super Bowl.
- The only team to participate in more than one Super Bowl event without a loss is the San Francisco 49ers.
- The Super Bowl uses 72 footballs each year, while 700,000 footballs are purchased for the NFL.
- The 2010 Super Bowl broke the 20-year record of M*A*S*H of being the most watched show in the country.
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