On the first Sunday of February every year, one of the largest annual sporting events in the United States, the Super Bowl Sunday, sometimes referred to as the Big Game, was the final championship game of the National Football League (NFL).
What Is the Super Bowl?
The Super Bowl is the last game of the NFL season, usually starting the Thursday after Labor Day in the previous year. With the exception of the Kick-off Game, most other games are played on Sundays and Mondays, although games can sometimes be scheduled on other days of the week. 32 teams played 16 games each, making the season 256 games long.
The History of Super Bowl
The first official final of the football championship took place on January 15, 1967, and at the time was named the AFL and NFL World Championship Games, and was played between the champions. of each league, the heads of the Kansas City American Football League and the National Football League's Green Bay Packers. The game takes place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and is broadcast on many television networks.
It wasn't until the third final championship game in 1969 that the game was named the Super Bowl, a term coined by AFL founder Lamar Hunt, who is said to have inspired by a toy called Super Ball.
In 1970, the two leagues were merged into the NFL, and two conferences were held within the NFL - the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference. The Super Bowl game is reserved for the winners of each conference.
In 1971, the league used roman numerals to mark each Super Bowl, instead of the year in which the games were played, and all but Super Bowl 50 in 2016 were numbered with Roman numerals.
The Workings of an NFL Season
Two conferences equally divided from 32 teams- American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC). The 16 teams in each congress are divided into four teams: North, South, East and West.
During a season, each team in a division plays two games against other teams in the division one in their home city and one elsewhere. In addition, each team plays two home games and two road games with one division from its own conference and one game against another in the conference division. Who gets to play which division is determined by a revolving system?
Ultimately, the previous year's ranking in their division determines which team will play the final two games of the season: the second-place team will play against the other second-place teams in the remaining two divisions of the tournament.
The NFL season, which ends in December or January, decides which six teams from each convention qualify for the Playoffs — division winners automatically qualify. Two wildcard teams are selected based on their wins in the season.
The knockout round is held in three rounds: Wild Card Round, Split Round and Final Round. The winners of the Conference Championship go on to face off against each other at the Super Bowl.
How to celebrate Super Bowl Sunday
One of the most famous days in the United States, on Super Bowl Sunday, families and friends gather at home or in sports bars to party and watch the game together. Even those who are not regular football fans would love to join everyone in their watching party and feel the sports spirit. Football fans will see their team's jerseys and merchandise on this day.
Super Bowl Sunday is so widely celebrated that it's the second day of the year that more food is consumed in the US (after Thanksgiving) with the most popular food being chicken wings, a total of 1.25 billion Chicken wings are consumed each year during the Big Game.
It's also the most watched show in the US every year, with TV networks fighting in the months leading up to the game, to be able to be the ones to broadcast it. The start time is typically 6:30 p.m. ET, with the average Super Bowl time being 3 hours and 46 minutes. Super Bowl XLIX in 2015 was the most watched show in American history, with 168 million people watching to watch the game. During this Sunday, the whole day is devoted to gaming-related programming, which includes movies, flashbacks, game news, and game TV shows.
ObservedSuper Bowl Sunday has been observed the first Sunday in February.
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