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What Makes The Super Bowl Truly Super?

Super Bowl XLIX

The Super Bowl is the championship game of the National Football League. The competitive season is played from late summer until early into the New Year and the culmination is the epic monstrosity of an event known to us as the Super Bowl. Here at we look at why this is one of the most watched events in the world.

For the athletes the appeal is simple, bring home the infamous Vince Lombardi trophy for your team, earn the right to be called a “world champion” and last but certainly not least earn that coveted piece of bling, a Super Bowl Championship ring. A Super Bowl win is without a doubt the crowning jewel in a professional football player’s career.

The History

With over four decades of gameplay history the Super Bowl has become a beloved tradition of North American culture. The game was originally created as part of a merger between the NFL and then rivals the American Football League (AFL) and is traditionally played on a Sunday. Over time the event has evolved into basically an unofficial American holiday deemed “Super Bowl Sunday”.

The Venue

Where the game will be played is a big deal with venues being chosen by the Super Bowl commission usually about 3-5 years in advance. To date no team franchise has played in its home city therefore there is no advantage. The commission tries to award the honor of hosting to stadiums in more temperate climates or where the facility can provide full coverage shelter over the field to minimize weather concerns and keep the playing surface as ideal as possible. Interested cities place bids with the commission and factors such as ability to accommodate and condition of the facilities are carefully considered in the selection process.

Why the Fans Love it

There are many reasons people love the Super Bowl. Everybody loves a party and game day is the perfect excuse for a great one! Super Bowl parties are notorious for being full of fantastic food and having beverages in no short supply, and even if you’re not a sporting fan between the commercials, the half time show and the festivities there is fun to be had for everyone.

For sporting fans, reading the review and watching the game is a must as it is a fantastic display of world-class athletes playing the game to its finest execution. The athletes competing are motivated, determined and well conditioned to provide edge of your seat entertainment and competition.

The Infamous Commercials

The Super Bowl carries the highest commercial airtime price tag in the history of television; with a 30 second slot costing upwards of $3 million. Because the investment is so great corporations ensure they are filling the space with high quality, humorous advertisements, making the commercial breaks almost as popular as the game itself. With viewer ratings reaching upwards of 106 million these commercials are a priceless marketing concept for large companies.

Halftime Extravaganza

One of the most fascinating and exciting aspects of the big game is the half time show. What started 40 plus years ago, as a small marching performance showcasing local college and high school music departments, has over the years evolved into world-class entertainment. Fans and enthusiasts alike eagerly await announcement on who the current years performers will be and the half time stage has been graced by some of the music industry’s biggest talent, including Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake and Diana Ross to name a few. Having high budget, elaborate stage designs as well as lights, lasers and the whole nine yards the performance is guaranteed to delight viewers old and young year after year.

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