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The "Super Bowl" is the annual championship game of the national football league (NFL), the highest level of professional American football in the united states, culminating a season that begins in the late summer of the previous calendar year. the Super Bowl uses Roman numerals to identify each game, rather than the year in which it is held. for example, Super Bowl I was played on January 15, 1967, following the 1966 regular season.
The game was created as part of a merger agreement between the NFL and its then-rival league, the American football league (AFL). it was agreed that the two leagues' champion teams would play in the AFL-NFL world championship game until the merger was to officially begin in 1970. after the merger, each league was redesignated as a "conference", and the game was then played between the conference champions. currently, the national football conference (NFC) leads the league with 25 wins to 22 wins for the American football conference (AFC). the Pittsburgh Steelers hold the record for Super Bowl victories with six.
The day on which the Super Bowl is played, now considered by some a de facto American national holiday, is called "Super Bowl Sunday". it is the second-largest day for U.S. food consumption, after thanksgiving day. in addition, the Super Bowl has frequently been the most watched American television broadcast of the year; the four most-watched broadcasts in u.s. television history are Super Bowls. in 2011, Super Bowl XLV became the most-watched American television program in history with an average audience of 111 million viewers, surpassing the previous year's Super Bowl, which itself had taken over the number-one spot held for 28 years by the final episode of M*A*S*H. the Super Bowl is also among the most-watched sporting events in the world, almost all audiences being north American, and is second to soccer's UEFA champions league final as the most watched annual sporting event worldwide.
Due to the event's high viewership, commercial airtime during the Super Bowl broadcast is the most expensive of the year, leading to companies regularly developing their most expensive advertisements for this broadcast. as a result, watching and discussing the broadcast's commercials has become a significant aspect of the event. in addition, popular singers and musicians including Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and Whitney Houston have performed during the event's pre-game and halftime ceremonies.
Super Bowl Information
Feb 01, 2015 -- Super Bowl XLIX (49) -- New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks
Winner: New England Patriots 28 - 24
Location: University Of Phoenix Stadium In Glendale, Arizona
National Anthem: Idina Menzel
Halftime Show: Katy Perry featuring Lenny Kravitz Super Bowl XLIX Wikipedia Page
Feb 02, 2014 -- Super Bowl XLVIII (48) -- Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks
Winner: Seattle Seahawks 43 - 8
Location: Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
National Anthem: Renée Fleming
Halftime Show: Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers Super Bowl XLVIII Wikipedia Page
Feb 03, 2013 -- Super Bowl XLVII (47) -- Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers
Winner: Baltimore Ravens 34 - 31
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
National Anthem: Alicia Keys
Halftime Show: Beyoncé featuring Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams Super Bowl XLVII Wikipedia Page
Feb 05, 2012 -- Super Bowl XLVI (46) -- New York Giants vs. New England Patriots
Winner: New York Giants 21 - 17
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
National Anthem: Kelly Clarkson
Halftime Show: Madonna featuring LMFAO, M.I.A, Nicki Minaj and Cee Lo Green Super Bowl XLVI Wikipedia Page
Feb 06, 2011 -- Super Bowl XLV (45) -- Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Green Bay Packers
Winner: Green Bay Packers 31 - 25
Location: Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas
National Anthem: Christina Aguilera
Halftime Show: The Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Slash Super Bowl XLV Wikipedia Page