With over 110 million viewers every year, the Super Bowl is one of the most watched television events in the United States. The final showdown between the two best football teams in the NFL attracts some of the biggest musicians to perform at the half-time show. But the Super Bowl is more than just a spectacle – it’s a high-stakes game to win the championship and claim a place in history. Go back in time and relive all the magic from years past – from excruciating fumbles to game winning plays.
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Dina Anastasio is the author of Pirates, Apollo 13, Flipper Junior Novelizations, A Question of Time, and many other books.
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What Is the Super Bowl?
Some people call it winter’s Fourth of July. Others say it’s America’s biggest party. It happens every year, on a Sunday in January or February. It’s that Sunday. Super Bowl Sunday.
The Super Bowl is the National Football League’s championship game. It’s the game fans have been thinking about all season.
The Super Bowl is the game. It pits the champion of the National Football Conference against the champion of the American Football Conference. No game has more TV viewers. No sports ticket costs more. No other halftime show is louder, brighter, wilder. The winning team takes home a sterling silver trophy. Every winning player receives a gold ring with diamonds. Every team wants to be there. Every fan wants their team to play there.
Super Bowl Sunday finally arrives. Excited fans gather at parties. Bowls of chips and pretzels clutter coffee tables. Millions of people turn on their TVs. Pizzas arrive. Friends and neighbors bring dips and nachos and sandwiches. Restaurants and bars fill up with happy fans.
The luckiest fans head to the stadium where the Super Bowl is being played. There isn’t an empty seat anywhere.
The two teams line up across the field from each other. Someone sings “The Star-Spangled Banner.” A coin is tossed. One team will kick off and one will receive.
It’s time for the kickoff. Eleven players on each team take their positions. Fans in the stadium cheer.
It’s starting! fans at home say.
Here we go! fans in restaurants shout.
The kicker kicks the ball. Another Super Bowl begins.
Excerpted from "What Is the Super Bowl?"
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