Start putting your plans in place for Super Bowl Sunday on February 5, 2017. The excitement of the game is something you don’t want to miss. You can safely say the Super Bowl has become quite a phenomenon.
Super Bowl Then and Now
According to History.com, the first Super Bowl game was held in 1967, and the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas Chiefs with a score of 35-10. This playoff game between the NFL and AFL hadn’t yet earned the name Super Bowl. Also, it was held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and televised by two networks, but according to NFL rules, it was blacked out in the local vicinity. Consequently, 15 million viewers in L.A. couldn’t see the game.
The half time show consisted of marching bands and two rocket men from Bell Aerosystems who wore jet packs.
By comparison, today’s Super Bowls showcase top celebrities during the half time show, and the upcoming 2017 game features Lady Gaga. Past Super Bowls in the 21st century have featured celebrities such as Beyonce, Madonna and Prince, to name a few.
Here are some facts that give an idea of how far the game has come.
- Today an estimated 180 countries televise the event
- It’s streamed live on the internet
- The Super Bowl is translated into 25 languages
- In 1967 the cost for one second of Super Bowl advertising was $1,333 (Ad Age)
- In 2016 the cost for one second of Super Bowl advertising was $160,000
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