The Super Bowl is a championship game in the US, as well as Canada and Mexico. Teams from those three countries compete each year to see who will be named champion for that season.
The winning team earns the “Super Bowl” title and receives a trophy shaped like a football. In addition, they get bragging rights until next year’s competition begins.
In order to win, a team must earn four consecutive quarters of good play; this is known as a “Shutout”. During this time, no points are scored by the opposing team. If at any point in the game another team gains possession of the ball, they have four tries to get a touchdown. Four touchdowns wins them the game outright.
How the game came to be
The first Super Bowls were actually the NFL Championship games. In 1967, the winners of those games played against each other for bragging rights between the Packers and Raiders. The winner of this game became the “Super Bowl Champions.”
The next year, a coin toss determined that whoever won would have their name placed on all subsequent Award Ceremonies henceforth. It was then decided that instead of just two teams playing against each other, four teams would play against each other to make it more interesting.
What is the date of the 2016 Super Bowl
The 2016 Super Bowl will take place on February 7th, 2017. It will be played at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
This will be the third time that stadium has hosted the Super Bowl. The date of the game is what is known as an “Even Year.” It happens every four years, and it ends in a zero; for instance, 2010 was even. That year saw the Saints beat the Colts 31-17.
What makes this year’s game so special?
What makes this year’s game so special is the inclusion of the Patriots. Tom Brady is one of the most prolific winners in football history, with four wins in six appearances. This puts him second only to Joe Montana’s record with five wins in eight appearances. With Brady’s record on the line, 2016 will have a lot of excitement!
Who is playing in the game and how they got there
The two teams who are playing in this year’s Super Bowl are the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons. The Patriots first made it to the Super Bowl in 2009, 2009 after a 12-4 season.
They went against what is considered a powerhouse team that year, the New Orleans Saints. However, the New England Patriots managed to come out on top with a score of 31-17. After their victory, they were able to win two more Super Bowls in 2013 and 2015 as well as making it back to championship game twice more.
The Atlanta Falcons barely made it into this year’s Super Bowl by winning three games last playoff season with a record of 11-7.
The halftime show and the commercials
The halftime show is what makes the Super Bowl what it is. Every year, there are two Grammy-Award winning artists that put on what has been described as the biggest live performance of the year. They are given what is known as “the privilege” of putting on what has been described as an unforgettable show for what’s estimated to be over 100 million people.
The halftime show can also have additional performers who are not involved in the game itself. This creates a different kind of energy because what you’re watching isn’t just what’s happening out on the field, but also what’s happening off of it.
The commercials are just as important because there are many different advertisements that are used to promote products and services. These ads are what people tend to look forward to during the Super Bowl because they are what bring in a lot of revenue for what is being sold. They have been known to be very entertaining and creative, therefore giving viewers what they’re looking forward to seeing.
The Super Bowl is an event that brings people together from all over the world. The halftime show and commercials are what make this game what it is, as millions of viewers tune in to see what will happen next. If you’re watching at home or hosting a party for friends, be sure not to miss any of these important features!