In the sport of professional football, the Super Bowl is the championship game to beat all championship games. It is held by the official football league in the United States, called the National Football League or NFL. Super Bowl takes place on a Sunday, and over the years it has become one of the most widely watched television shows and the whole year, in which many large companies spend hours upon hours in order to secure advertising during this most-watched time of television.
The very first Super Bowl was played on January 15, 1967. It was actually part of a contract between the NFL and the American football league, in the original agreement was that the championship team from each league would play one another. It was supposed to be an AFL-NFL championship game. In 1970, the two leagues merged and the Super Bowl became the principal championship game between the two top NFL teams in the United States.
There is no television show anytime during the year that quite compares to the power of the Super Bowl. More than 100 million viewers tuned in to a least one portion of the NFL’s Super Bowl at any given time. Surprisingly enough, there is no known recording of the first and second Super Bowls. Even Super Bowl I, which was covered by two television stations, does not exist on any videotape anywhere in the United States to the knowledge of any football officials.