Why Is It Called the Super Bowl?
On Sunday while watching the NFL playoffs, my wife asked me why the big game is called "Super Bowl". I told her that was a very good question.
The very first one was played on January 12, 1967. The Green Bay Packers defeated Kansas City.
Here's a story I'll bet you haven't heard before.The most popular of all sporting events actually got it's name from a toy.
Back in the 1960s, a toy was born called the Super Ball, that had super bouncing powers.
After watching his children play with a Super Ball, Lamar Hunt, founder of the American Football League, coined the term "Super Bowl" in a July 25, 1966, letter to NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle.