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Trivia Time: How Much Do You Know About The Origins Of Super Bowl?

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The Super Bowl is the most watched sporting event in the U.S.. it’s the annual championship game of the National Football League which is often played on the first Sunday of February.

This global sports entertainment phenomenon started when the champion teams from the NFL and its rival league, the American Football League, agreed to battle each other in an AFL–NFL World Championship Game.

Although the unification of the two leagues officially began in 1970, the champions from NFL - the Green Bay Packers and AFL - the Kansas City Chiefs, met in what is known today as the Super Bowl I. After the merger, each league was re-designated with a conference which is now the American Football Conference and the National Football Conference.

After a few decades, the Super Bowl has become the largest televised sporting event in the world. In 2015, the Super Bowl XLIX had an audience of 114.4 million. Due to the large number of viewers, the commercial airtime during Super Bowl broadcasts can cost millions of dollars.

It’s not an official holiday, but Americans call it Super Bowl Sunday. Next to Thanksgiving, people consume the 2nd most amount of food during this day.

The half-time show - which is an event by itself - has drawn the biggest names in the entertainment industry such as Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Prince, The Rolling Stones, and Whitney Houston are often included on the program.

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source: Wikipedia