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The History of the Super Bowl

Written by Bob Wingerter for VegasTopDogs.com
The history of the Super Bowl starts with two things: the merging of the American Football League with National Football League. The NFL – AFL World Championship Game was created as a piece of the merger agreement between the NFL and the AFL in 1966. During the negotiations between the NFL and the AFL, Kansas City Chief owner, Lamar Hunt, thought of the name “Super Bowl” for the Championship game.

The first Championship took place in 1967. With the official title being quite a mouth full, the fans as well as the media took to the short, unofficial name, Super Bowl. In 1969, the name, “Super Bowl” became official. The Green Bay Packers won the first two Super Bowls convincingly, causing many people to question if the AFL teams could compete. The very next year, the New York Jets upset the Baltimore Colts for the AFL’s first Super Bowl Title. The Chiefs won the 4th Super Bowl, evening the record at 2-2.

In 1970, the NFL and AFL merged into one combined league with two conferences, which resembles today’s National Football League. Three NFL Teams joined the 10 AFL teams forming the AFC (American Football Conference). The remaining 13 teams from the old NFL formed the NFC (National Football Conference).

Since the merger of the combined league, former AFL teams have won 10 Super Bowls while original NFL teams have taken 23. Two Super Bowls have been won by teams created after the merger.

The Winner of each Super Bowl receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy, named after Vince Lombardi, the great coach for the Green Bay Packers who led his team to victory in each of the first two Super Bowls. Following his death, the trophy was named prior to Super Bowl V in his honor.

History of Super Bowl Results: XLIV Feb. 7, 2010 Saints 31 Colts 17 XLIII Feb. 1, 2009 Pittsburgh 27 Arizona 23 XLII Feb. 3, 2008 New York 17, New England 14 XLI Feb. 4, 2007 Indianapolis 29, Chicago 17 XL Feb. 5, 2006 Pittsburgh 21, Seattle 10 XXXIX Feb. 6, 2005 New England 24, Philadelphia 21 XXXVIII Feb. 1, 2004 New England 32, Carolina 29 XXXVII Jan. 26, 2003 Tampa Bay 48, Oakland 21 XXXVI Feb. 3, 2002 New England 20, St. Louis 17 XXXV Jan. 28, 2001 Baltimore 34, N.Y. Giants 7 XXXIV Jan. 30, 2000 St. Louis 23, Tennessee 16 XXXIII Jan. 31, 1999 Denver 34, Atlanta 19 XXXII Jan. 25, 1998 Denver 31, Green Bay 24 XXXI Jan. 26, 1997 Green Bay 35, New England 21 XXX Jan. 28, 1996 Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 17 XXIX Jan. 29, 1995 San Francisco 49, San Diego 26 XXVIII Jan. 30, 1994 Dallas 30, Buffalo 13 XXVII Jan. 31, 1993 Dallas 52, Buffalo 17 XXVI Jan. 26, 1992 Washington 37, Buffalo 24 XXV Jan. 27, 1991 N.Y. Giants 20, Buffalo 19 XXIV Jan. 28, 1990 San Francisco 55, Denver 10 XXIII Jan. 22, 1989 San Francisco 20, Cincinnati 16 XXII Jan. 31, 1988 Washington 42, Denver 10 XXI Jan. 25, 1987 N.Y. Giants 39, Denver 20 XX Jan. 26, 1986 Chicago 46, New England 10 XIX Jan. 20, 1985 San Francisco 38, Miami 16 XVIII Jan. 22, 1984 L.A. Raiders 38, Washington 9 XVII Jan. 30, 1983 Washington 27, Miami 17 XVI Jan. 24, 1982 San Francisco 26, Cincinnati 21 XV Jan. 25, 1981 Oakland 27, Philadelphia 10 XIV Jan. 20, 1980 Pittsburgh 31, L.A. Rams 19 XIII Jan. 21, 1979 Pittsburgh 35, Dallas 31 XII Jan. 15, 1978 Dallas 27, Denver 10 XI Jan. 9, 1977 Oakland 32, Minnesota 14 X Jan. 18, 1976 Pittsburgh 21, Dallas 17 IX Jan. 12, 1975 Pittsburgh 16, Minnesota 6 VIII Jan. 13, 1974 Miami 24, Minnesota 7 VII Jan. 14, 1973 Miami 14, Washington 7 VI Jan. 16, 1972 Dallas 24, Miami 3 V Jan. 17, 1971 Baltimore 16, Dallas 13 IV Jan. 11, 1970 Kansas City 23, Minnesota 7 III Jan. 12, 1969 N.Y. Jets 16, Baltimore 7 II Jan. 14, 1968 Green Bay 33, Oakland 14 I Jan. 15, 1967 Green Bay 35, Kansas City 10

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