The Super Bowl is a special American football game played every year to decide the winner of that National Football League (NFL) season. The best team from the National Football Conference plays the best team from the American Football Conference to win the Vince Lombardi Trophy, which was named after the first coach to win a Super Bowl. For most American football fans, it is a very special event.
Some people who do not like American football still watch it for the television advertisements and the half-time show. The TV advertisements during Super Bowl are the most expensive in the world in per second value. Because of the high cost of advertising, companies usually produce unique advertisements. As a result, watching advertisements has been a well publicized event in itself.
The Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots are the teams with the most Super Bowl Wins with six victories each. The San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys currently are tied for the second-most Super Bowl wins with five. The Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, and the Jacksonville Jaguars have never played in a Super Bowl. The New York Jets have not played in the Super Bowl since the American Football League (AFL) and the NFL joined together in 1970.
Champions[change | change source]
AFL-NFL World Championships[change | change source]
|National Football League||American Football League|
|Game||Date||Winning Team||Score||Losing Team||Stadium||City|
|I||January 15, 1967||Green Bay Packers (1)||35-10||Kansas City Chiefs||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (1)||Los Angeles (1)*|
|II||January 14, 1968||Green Bay Packers (2)||33-14||Oakland Raiders||Miami Orange Bowl (1)||Miami (1)**|
|III||January 12, 1969||New York Jets (1)||16-7||Baltimore Colts||Miami Orange Bowl (2)||Miami (2)**|
|IV||January 11, 1970||Kansas City Chiefs (1)||23-7||Minnesota Vikings||Tulane Stadium (1)||New Orleans (1)|
NFL Championships[change | change source]
|American Football Conference (AFC)||National Football Conference (NFC)|
|*||Both Los Angeles and Pasadena are in the Greater Los Angeles Area, Pontiac is a suburb of Detroit, and both Tempe and Glendale are suburbs of Phoenix, East Rutherford, New Jersey is in the New York City Metropolitan Area, and both Stanford and Santa Clara are in the San Francisco Bay Area|
|**||Miami Gardens became a suburb of Miami in 2003. Before that, it was an unincorporated area of Miami-Dade County but the stadium had a Miami address.|
|***||Qualcomm Stadium was originally known as San Diego Stadium and Jack Murphy Stadium. Dolphin Stadium was originally Dolphin Stadium but was quickly changed to Joe Robbie Stadium then briefly Pro Player Park before changing to Pro Player Stadium, then went to Dolphins Stadium and finally back to Dolphin Stadium.|
|****||Super Bowl 50 is officially branded with the Arabic numeral "50" instead of the Roman numeral "L"|
References[change | change source]
- "Most Super Bowl Wins". Retrieved December 9, 2008.
- "What about the NFL's not-so-Super teams". USA Today. Retrieved January 13, 2008.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official website of the Super Bowl
- America's Game Archived 2010-12-23 at the Wayback Machine - America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions, an NFL Films documentary of all Super Bowl winning teams
- Super Bowl at the Open Directory Project