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Super Bowl Essay

606 words - 3 pages

Super Bowl - Every year it's the biggest sport event in the world. With 800 million TV viewers in 2012 the Super Bowl makes television history.
The first Super Bowl in the history dates from 1967, even though the National Football League (NFL) had existed since 1920 . Why in 1967 and not earlier or later? Because it was not until 1966, that the American Football League and National Football League, rivals during the 60’s, decided to merge together. After this merger, they decided to divide the leagues in two conferences: the American Football Conference and the National Football Conference. During the regular season, no distinction of conference is done, but when the regular season is over, each conference has its own Playoffs where the fourth best teams collide. There is one champion from each conference, and both play one last match for determining the ...view middle of the document...

2. Background
The Super Bowl is the final of the U.S. American football professional league, National Football League (NFL). This year: San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens are fighting for the "Vince Lombardi Trophy" at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, in New Orleans.
Besides the interest in the game various festivities ensure of the great interest to the sporting event. One of the highlights is the half-time, in each year on a spectacular show offered. One of the most famous musician / interior performs there, such as Madonna in 2012 or Black Eyed Peas in 2011 and now, in 2013, Beyoncé . Thousands of dancers, light effects and pompous show effects support the halftime show of the game. On average, 90 million North Americans watch the Super Bowl, with peaks of up to 140 million.
The American football final can also boast many successful teams. With six victories, the Pittsburgh Steelers are the most successful team of the Super Bowl, followed by the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys with five victories . The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys can with eight Super Bowl appearances have the most Super Bowl, followed by the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos with seven with six participants.
By pleasant climatic conditions at the beginning of the year mainly games take place in the southern states of the USA. However no team could manage yet participate in a Super Bowl in its own stadium. Furthermore, the venue is usually already determined to be three to five years in advance.
The Super Bowl event is an organizational event every year. Entertainment program, outside organization, communication up to the game itself everything is planned for this huge TV program.
For companies it is a chance to let off a huge advertising around the world. In 2009, 30 seconds of advertising time during the transmission cost 3.0 million dollars. The commercials are either produced at great expense especially for the Super Bowl and have an unusually high value.

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