Let’s face, what is more American than Football?
OK, Maybe baseball.
But when Fall comes near, there is ALWAYS BUZZ about Football, and it all leads to
(Below are links to some awesome Snack foods for the game!)
Super Bowl Sunday is usually the first Sunday in February or the last Sunday in January.
Although not an official holiday, Super Bowl Sunday has certainly become an American tradition. Fans gather for large parties in celebration of the big game. There is a noticeable lack of traffic on the roads as almost everyone is at home watching the game on TV, and sales of snacks and beverages on this day are second only to New Years Eve.
The first Super Bowl, called the AFL/NFL World Championship Game, was played in January following the 1966 football season. At that time, the game was played between the champions of the National Football League and the American Football League. Around the third championship game, the media started calling it the Super Bowl, a title coined by Lamar Hunt, owner of the Kansas City Chiefs and founder of the AFL.
After Super Bowl IV, the two leagues merged into one under the NFL name, with teams divided into two conferences: the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The Super Bowl is now a match between the two conference champions.
The Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy was named in honor of the former Green Bay Packers Coach / General Manager in 1971, when the game was still known as the AFL-NFL World Championship. Traditionally, the NFL Commissioner presents the Trophy to the owner of the winning team on Super Bowl Sunday at a field ceremony in their honor.
Handcrafted by Tiffany & Co. and valued at $12,500, the Vince Lombardi Trophy depicts a football in kicking position that is made entirely of sterling silver. It stands 22 inches tall, weighs seven pounds and takes 72 man-hours to craft.
PAST SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS
|XLVI||2012||New York Giants||New England Patriots|
|XLV||2011||Green Bay Packers||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|XLIV||2010||New Orleans Saints||Indianapolis Colts|
|XLIII||2009||Pittsburgh Steelers||Arizona Cardinals|
|XLII||2008||New York Giants||New England Patriots|
|XLI||2007||Indianapolis Colts||Chicago Bears|
|XL||2006||Pittsburgh Steelers||Seattle Seahawks|
|XXXIX||2005||New England Patriots||Philadelphia Eagles|
|XXXVIII||2004||New England Patriots||Carolina Panthers|
|XXXVII||2003||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Oakland Raiders|
|XXXVI||2002||New England Patriots||St. Louis Rams|
|XXXV||2001||Baltimore Ravens||New York Giants|
|XXXIV||2000||St. Louis Rams||Tennessee Titans|
|XXXIII||1999||Denver Broncos||Atlanta Falcons|
|XXXII||1998||Denver Broncos||Green Bay Packers|
|XXXI||1997||Green Bay Packers||New England Patriots|
|XXX||1996||Dallas Cowboys||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|XXIX||1995||San Francisco 49ers||San Diego Chargers|
|XXVIII||1994||Dallas Cowboys||Buffalo Bills|
|XXVII||1993||Dallas Cowboys||Buffalo Bills|
|XXVI||1992||Washington Redskins||Buffalo Bills|
|XXV||1991||New York Giants||Buffalo Bills|
|XXIV||1990||San Francisco 49ers||Denver Broncos|
|XXIII||1989||San Francisco 49ers||Cincinnati Bengals|
|XXII||1988||Washington Redskins||Denver Broncos|
|XXI||1987||New York Giants||Denver Broncos|
|XX||1986||Chicago Bears||New England Patriots|
|XIX||1985||San Francisco 49ers||Miami Dolphins|
|XVIII||1984||LA Raiders||Washington Redskins|
|XVII||1983||Washington Redskins||Miami Dolphins|
|XVI||1982||San Francisco 49ers||Cincinnati Bengals|
|XV||1981||Oakland Raiders||Philadelphia Eagles|
|XIV||1980||Pittsburgh Steelers||Los Angeles Rams|
|XIII||1979||Pittsburgh Steelers||Dallas Cowboys|
|XII||1978||Dallas Cowboys||Denver Broncos|
|XI||1977||Oakland Raiders||Minnesota Vikings|
|X||1976||Pittsburgh Steelers||Dallas Cowboys|
|IX||1975||Pittsburgh Steelers||Minnesota Vikings|
|VIII||1974||Miami Dolphins||Minnesota Vikings|
|VII||1973||Miami Dolphins||Washington Redskins|
|VI||1972||Dallas Cowboys||Miami Dolphins|
|V||1971||Baltimore Colts||Dallas Cowboys|
|IV||1970||Kansas City Chiefs||Minnesota Vikings|
|III||1969||New York Jets||Baltimore Colts|
|II||1968||Green Bay Packers||Oakland Raiders|
|I||1967||Green Bay Packers||Kansas City Chiefs|
Anyone want to share what you have cookin?
Snacks for the Game day; Click the links for recipes!
7-Layer Bean Dip: http://www.delish.com/recipefinder/seven-layer-bean-dip-recipe
Classic Hot Wings: http://www.delish.com/recipefinder/classic-hot-wings-recipe
Beer Battered Onion Rings: http://www.delish.com/recipefinder/beer-battered-onion-rings-recipe-clt0111
Spinach-Parmesan Dip: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/spinach-parmesan-dip-10000000780415/
- Ultimate Super Bowl Treats (berries.com)
- What Time Is The Super Bowl?: 2013’s Game Start Time And More About Big Event (huffingtonpost.com)
- Super Bowl History: Best Games Ever Include Patriots-Giants, Rams-Titans (huffingtonpost.com)
- ESPN montage shows every Superdome Super Bowl winner except Raiders (silverandblackpride.com)
- New NFL fan map reveals surprising regional allegiances (silverandblackpride.com)
- Super Bowl quotes and trivia as Ravens-49ers showdown nears (denverpost.com)