Super Bowl History
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The Super Bowl is a popular sporting event that takes place each year to determine the championship team of the National Football League (NFL).
Super Bowl is broadcast in more than 170 countries and one of the most-watched sporting events in the world. It has elaborate halftime shows, celebrity appearances, and cutting-edge commercials adding to the appeal.
The FNL officially formed in 1920. In 1960, a group of businessmen wanted to own football franchises but were denied by the NFL. They decided to launch an alternative league, known as the AFL (American football League).
The NFL and AFL competed for fans, players, and support. In 1966, the leagues were merged, and the first Super Bowl took place.
Earlier Super Bowls had modest marching bands from local high schools or colleges during halftime shows. With time the shows evolved into bigger spectacles, including internationally famed artists such as Madonna, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, and others. Now, the halftime show is a bigger event than the actual football game.
The Super Bowl has become a unique, shared experience in American culture. It combines sports, music, and advertising into one large event, providing ideal entertainment.
Many viewers are glued to the television screens watching the same broadcast, even if they are indifferent about the teams or the outcome of the game.
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