Top 5 Interesting Facts About The Super Bowl
Every year the season of American football ends with the biggest game on the planet, the Super Bowl. As we get closer to Super Bowl 54 and the match up between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs, we look at 5 interesting facts about the Super Bowl you may not know.
Super Bowl Facts – Long Road Back for Chiefs
The Kansas City Cheifs haven’t been to the Super Bowl since Super Bowl IV in 1970. It was said at the time that the AFC teams weren’t nearly as good as the NFL teams, despite the New York Jets winning the Super Bowl the year before over the Baltimore Colts. Even after the merger of the two leagues, it was still felt by many that the Super Bowls wouldn’t be very competitive with the NFL teams crushing the former AFL teams every year.
Super Bowl Facts – #7 for 49ers
Super Bowl 54 is the 7th time that San Fransisco 49ers have competed in the Super Bowl, mostly during the Joe Montana era. If they were to win, the 49ers would match the New England Patriots and Pittsburg Steelers for the most Super Bowl wins in NFL history with 6.
Super Bowl Facts – NFL Network
The Super Bowl is still televised on a major American network. It will be shown on the FOX network this year. Despite owning the NFL Network, the Super Bowl isn’t shown live on it, only the replays of the game in the weeks afterward.
4 Teams That Have Never Been
The Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans, and the Detroit Lions have never made it to the big game all through the history of the Super Bowl. The Lions however, won 4 NFL titles in the days before the Super Bowl was played.
Not Born In The NFL
Despite the Super Bowl being the biggest game of the National Football league, neither the Chiefs or the 49ers were actually created in the NFL. The Cheifs were formed in the American Football league and started life as the Dallas Texans before moving to Kansas City after pressure from the NFL and the newly created Dallas Cowboys in 1960. The 49ers were created in the All American Football conference of the 1940s and were merged later into the NFL.