the Super Bowl Leaffacing Rams and Bengals, is around the corner, so it’s time to look back.
If you are among the many who will be watching the game next Sunday, but know almost nothing about the history of this important event, do not worry.
Here we tell you the origin of the file Energyplus other intriguing facts about the event, so you have something to talk about during Great Sunday.
The origin of American football
the football It originated as an updated version of rugby, which is one of the most popular sports in the UK.
The father of this sport was Walter Camp, who – at the end of the nineteenth century – single-handedly created the main rules of the new sport while studying at Yale University, the same rules which, with some differences, have been preserved until now.
American football quickly became one of the most popular sports among college students in the United States and Canada.
So soon the direct duels between the university teams arose.
The first and most important of these matches took place in 1902, and it was bowl of roses (flower pot) which faced the best university teams, and due to its popularity it became an annual event.
Why are these duels called “bowls”?
Although it’s quite normal to talk about him now Energy Or the Super Bowl, its origin is intriguing.
We can trace it back to 1914, when it was yale bowlThe first stadium built to play American football matches.
the yale bowl It got its name from having a very similar shape to the bowl, due to its ellipsoidal shape.
Soon all the new stadiums being built to play college football started copying the shape of yale bowl.
Now, that explains the name of the stadiums, but not the name of the tournament finals.
As we discussed above, the first tournament was held in 1902, but then that tournament was known as the East-West Championship, and the final did not have a special name.
call started flower pot to the finals of the tournament that began in 1923, when the newly built Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, opened to host the final.
From then on, each final of the tournament is known asPlate” (Plate).
The origin of the Super Bowl
Over the years, the popularity of American football continued to grow, and soon the first professional league for the sport appeared.
In 1922, this league adopted the name National Football League (NFL) and its expansion begins, gaining more fans and popularity every year.
By the 1950s, the NFL already had more fans and better tickets than other professional sports in the United States.
For this reason, in the early 1960s, a rival league emerged, and American Football League (AFL), which gained a presence by having teams in cities that the NFL ignored.
The two tournaments were battling for fans, sponsors, and players. In addition to provoking hostility among the fans of the rival league.
While a possible merger of the two leagues was being negotiated, the first match between two champions in each tournament was organized in 1967.
This duel became officially known as The first game of the AFL-NFL World ChampionshipBut from the beginning it was called by the media and public opinion Energy.
Beginning in 1970, with the two leagues merging, the game that determined the best American football team in the United States was officially called the Super Bowl.
Show the first half
in it first Energyhe also had a first-half show, but it was very different from today’s blunder.
This first half show featured a series of stunts by the Grambling State University and Anaheim High School cheerleading teams, accompanied by music by the University of Arizona Symphony Orchestra.
The highlight was that the band directed and was accompanied by the famous trumpeter Alhart.
In fact, in the first Super dishes The break show was packed with college bands, fans, and some famous musicians.
It wasn’t until the end of the ’80s when pop musicians started joining the action, first from the second line, and in the ’90s it really started to take the form that excites millions today.
Since then until now we have seen great singers, such as Michael Jackson, Tony Bennett, Stevie Wonder, Aerosmith, U2, Sting, Paul McCartney, Rolling Stones, Prince, The Who, Madonna, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Shakira and The Weeknd. .
Show the end of the first half this year Super Bowl Leaf It will be performed by Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar.
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