Super Bowl

The Top 9 Facts About the History of the Super Bowl

Niala Samnarine

By Niala Samnarine

April 4, 2014

NFLOL SB49 reg lockupWith all this off season talk of NFL trades, free agency, and the upcoming NFL Draft, fans have football fever! It got us to thinking about all the things we LOVE about football. The energy, the close games, the star players and of course the Super Bowl!

Super Bowl XLIX is set to kick-off on February 1, 2015 in Glendale Arizona, and it got us to thinking about all the great moments of Super Bowls past. So to get you geared up for the upcoming season, here’s a list of the top 9 facts about the history of the Super Bowl.

Top 9 Facts About the History of the Super Bowl

  1. The game was originally called the “AFL-NFL Championship Game’ however when an AFL owner came up with the name “Super Bowl” the media ran with it and the name became official after the third game.

  2. The NFC leads the leagues with 26 wins vs the AFC with 22 (The Pittsburgh Steelers have six victories—a record among all teams)
  3. The Super Bowl has become the most watched American television program in history (111.5M average viewers for Super Bowl XLVIII )
  4. The trophy presented was renamed to the Vince Lombardi Trophy in 1970 after the legendary coach’s death
  5. Prior to this it was inscribed with “World Professional Championship” and had been referred to as the “Tiffany Trophy” as the first was produced by Tiffany & Co.
  6. The NFL adds a dye to the laces of the 120 balls for the Super Bowl (visible only under special lighting) to verify official Super Bowl balls
  7. Miami and New Orleans are currently tied for the city/region that has hosted the most Super Bowl games
  8. Super Bowl advertisements are part of the experience that comes with this big game, and Super Bowl XLVI set a record of the most expensive advertisement sold at $5.84 million
  9. Bart Starr, Terry Bradshaw, Tom Brady, Eli Manning (2) and Joe Montana (3) are the only multiple Super Bowl MVP award recipients. 2001 marked the first year fans could vote for the game MVP.

You Can Be a Part of History

At the 2014 Super Bowl, history was made at the first ever cold-weather, open-stadium Super Bowl! In addition, the points spread made history as the third largest point differential, and the very first Super Bowl victory for the Seattle Seahawks. Additionally, the halftime show featuring Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers became the most watched ever!
Super Bowl XLIX will be here before you can say ‘TOUCHDOWN,' and securing a seat will be no easy feat.

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