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How the Super Bowl Got Its Name

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The First “Super Bowl”

  • The first American Football League-National Football League Championship Game was played on Jan. 15, 1967.
  • It was the only “Super Bowl” game to be telecast by two television networks, to use two different footballs, to have two kickoffs for the second half, and to fail to sell ou...

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  • In 1966, Pete Rozelle (NFL Commissioner) suggested a few names, that never caught on: “The Big One", “Pro Bowl", “World Series of Football” (it died quickly, deemed too imitative of baseball’s Fall Classic)
  • Finally, he called the game “The AFL-NFL World...

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