Professional football spectators are not quite fanatical at that time within the sport’s history, perhaps since they would not fully understand the potential of these a conference. As the stated purpose would have been to determine the champion among two competing professional American football leagues, the nation’s Football League (NFL) and the American Football League (AFL), the Super Bowl is growing to represent so much more. It has become the greatest indication of America’s resolve to succeed against all odds.
On that faithful January day in 1967 the NFL, represented by its champion the hole Bay Packers, challenged the AFL’s Gambling. In a game played by the two best teams on the planet, made up of the top athletes on earth, and viewed by professional football fans all over the country, Green Bay, led through the legendary Vince Lombardi, beat Hank Stram’s Gambling 35 to 10.
When Green Bay returned another year beating the AFL’s Chicago Raiders 33 to 14, many believed the AFL would not go with. All of that changed in 1969 when The big apple Jets quarterback, Joe Namath, made an off-the-cuff victory guarantee with a rowdy Colts fan throughout a Super Bowl press conference. As a result of the heckling Colts fan, Namath said: “We’re gonna win; I guarantee it.” Namath’s Guarantee developed a sensation as news agencies broadcast the storyplot in every single major news network in the Country. On January 12, 1969 Joe Namath and his awesome underdog AFL team broke down and won the Super Bowl.
In 1970 both leagues merged in to the NFL creating two conferences out from the two former leagues. All former NFL teams, except one, became National Football Conference members and many types of AFL teams became American Football Conference members. One team was had to balance the schedule, and so the Baltimore Colts switched through the NFC for the AFC. Consequently the fantastic Super Bowl match-up of 1969 cannot be repeated involving the Jets and the Colts as both teams are now folks the identical conference.
There are many great stories that comprise Super Bowl history. One story reportedly occurred throughout the 1st championship game. According to the Orlando Sentinel, CBS and NBC both covered the 1st Super Bowl sharing precisely the same televised footage, but each used its very own sportscasters. The cameras missed the kick-off for your better half with the game, because sportscaster Charles Jones was busy interviewing Bob Hope. If the head referee ordered a re-kick, a CBS producer directed CBS reporter Pat Summerall to describe the mishap to Vince Lombardi, the Packer’s head coach. Pat Summerall, who played as being a place kicker for the Gambling beneath the legendary coach, refused to look anywhere near him. The storyline can serve as anecdotal evidence of the terrorizing roar frequently associated with Vince Lombardi, for whom the Championship Trophy has become named. Sadly, there is no known network coverage from the first Super Bowl. Reportedly, the one known tape was taped to record a soap opera.
American radio broadcast personality Mark Champion is well known by basket ball fans because the voice with the Detroit Pistons. He’s perhaps less popular because the off-screen voice who asks the Super Bowl MVP “You’ve just won the Super Bowl, precisely what are you gonna do next?” Since 1987, Disney may be a fundamental part of the Super Bowl tradition featuring its “What’s Next” advertising campaign. The Disney world Company tapes two versions of the commercial, one promoting Disneyland in Anaheim, California and the other for Disney World in Orlando, Florida and airs them from the markets geographically highly relevant to the 2 amusement parks. Former Disney CEO, Michael Eisner credits his wife, Jane Eisner with the whole idea for the long running advertising campaign.