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The Most Recent Superbowl

"Super Bowl XLV, the 45th annual edition of the Super Bowl and the 41st annual NFL championship game, will be held on Feb. 6, 2011.

The game, which pairs the champions of the AFC and the NFC, will be held at the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys.

Some may be surprised to learn that this will be the first Super Bowl held in the Dallas–Fort Worth area. It’s the third time a Super Bowl has been held in Texas (Houston was the host city to Super Bowls VIII and XXXVIII).

FOX Sports will televise the game in the United States and Canada, with Joe Buck as the play-by-play announcer and Troy Aikman, himself a three-time Super Bowl winner as a Dallas Cowboys quarterback, as the color analyst.

As of September 2010, FOX had sold 90 per cent of all available advertising spots for Super Bowl XLV" (http://www.superbowlhistory.net/superbowl/index.php).

The First Superbowl

  • The very first super bowl was played in January 15, 1967 in Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and was then later named the AFL-NFL World Championship.

 

  • The history of the Super Bowl starts with two things: the merging of the American Football League with National Football League, and a bouncy rubber ball.

 

  • The NFC-AFC World Championship Game was created as a piece of the merger agreement between the NFL and the AFL in 1996

 

  • During the negotiations between the NFL and the AFL, Kansas City Chief owner, Lamar Hunt, thought of the name " Super Bowl" for the Championship game, after observing his daughter playing with her toy Super Ball. Hunt only meant the name to be a stop-gap until the powers that be could think of something better. Not having thought of one, the game was named "The NFL-AFL World Championship Game".

 

  • The first Championship took place in 1967. With the official title being quite a mouth full, the fans as well as the media took to the short, unofficial name, Super Bowl. In 1969, the name, " Super Bowl" became official.

 

Super Bowl XLII - New York Giants Super Bowl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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