The National Football League (NFL) one of the most watched leagues in the world and the Super Bowl is the main event of this league and it is the highest level of professionalism in the world of football in America. It starts late in the summer season and last the entire year. Its slightly different here the games are set in roman numerals and not in the yearly format. So instead of the year it was played it will be broadcasted as Super Bowl I.

There was a merger between NFL and the American football league AFL, this game was created and it was agreed that the champion teams of the two leagues would play in the AFL–NFL World Championship Game until the merger was to officially begin in 1970. Each league was re designated as a “conference” after the merger. Ever since then, the game has since been played between the conference champions to determine the NFL’s league champion. The National Football Conference (NFC) currently leads the league with 26 wins to 23 wins for the American Football Conference (AFC). The record for Super Bowl victories with six victories is held by the Pittsburgh Steelers hold.

In America the super bowl is a real big thing and its considered to be a national holiday even though it may not be officially declared as one but it’s a really big deal for the folks in the states. There is a total party atmosphere to the build up of such an even the venue to the people and the broadcast its all a big party and why not it happens once a year even though it happens every year its a special time and no body and I mean no body would be stupid enough to miss it. The celebrations and the build up is pretty special as special guest are invited to perform during the ceremonies both opening and closing world renowned artist and musicians come and do their thing stars like Beyonce, Shakira, Madonna and others just a handful of names to grace the grand stadiums. The number of people that would come flocking in to witness it would be anything between 1 -1.5 million and the craze for it has always been there and it doesn’t look to be diminishing anytime soon.

The Browns and Lions have both won NFL Championships prior to the creation of the Super Bowl, while the Jaguars (1995) and Texans (2002) are both relatively recent NFL expansion teams. The Minnesota Vikings did win the last NFL Championship before the merger, but sadly lost to the AFL champion Kansas City Chiefs in Super. The only other annual events that may have ever gathered more viewers than the Super Bowl are the UEFA Champions League final, and El Clásico in Spain. Usually around a 40 rating and 60 share, the game tends to have high Nielsen television ratings every single year. This usually means that more than 100 million people from the United

Super Bowls have been won by the Pittsburgh Steelers. This is the most of any team. The Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers each have five victories to their credit, while the Green Bay Packers, New York Giants and New England Patriots have four Super Bowl championships each. At least one Super Bowl has been won by the thirteen other NFL franchises. There are nine teams that have appeared in the Super Bowl games without any win. The Minnesota Vikings and the Buffalo Bills being some of them. The Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Houston Texans have never appeared in a Super Bowl. The Browns and Lions have both won NFL Championships prior to the creation of the Super Bowl, whilst the Jaguars (1995) and Texans (2002) are both new NFL expansion teams that are showing quite some promise in the game. The Minnesota Vikings did win the last NFL Championship before the merger, but sadly could not win against the AFL champion Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl IV.

The only other annual events that may have ever gathered more viewers than the Super Bowl are the UEFA Champions League final, and El Clásico in Spain. Usually around a 40 rating and 60 share, the game tends to have high Nielsen television ratings every single year. This usually means that more than 100 million people from the United States alone on average are tuned into the Super Bowl at any given moment.

-Article written by Stephan Marneau. He is a frequent contributor to The Nosebleeds as well as The Bleacher Report, HuffPo, and MaidMarines.