The Brady-less Super Bowl

Taylor Knifley, Staff Writer

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As Super Bowl LIV approaches,the playoffs are the first step. They started three weeks ago on January 4. Each year the playoffs last until one week before the big game. Twelve teams start off in the playoffs but only two will last.

After the first week of playoffs, the Bills, Texans, Titans and Patriots all advanced to play on. On January 5, another 4 teams played to continue on: the Vikings, Saints, Seahawks, and Eagles. The Texans and the Titans continued on to the next week along with the Vikings and the Seahawks. As the second week of playoffs continued the games went on during January 11 and 12, and only the 49ers, Titans, Chiefs, and Packers went on to the final week. The final week of the playoffs featured the Chiefs and the 49ers. No one was expecting either of these teams to make it this far. The Chiefs haven’t been in the Super Bowl for fifty years and it has been seven years for the 49ers.

The Super Bowl has played a huge part in football history. Every year the game is streamed in more than 170 countries. “The Super Bowl is one of the most-watched sporting events in the world, with elaborate half-time shows celebrity appearances and cutting-edge commercials adding to the appeal” (“Super Bowl History”) It has been more than fifty years since the first Super Bowl game has aired. The NFL officially formed in 1920, but the Super Bowl didn’t occur until about 40 years later in 1967. “The first Super Bowl took place in 1966, the game was originally called AFL-NFL World Championship Game” (“Super Bowl History”).

Last year, 71,088 people attended the Super Bowl game. According to SeatGeek, tickets to the Super Bowl usually cost around $4,000 to $5,000, depending on who’s playing and when tickets are purchased. Every year the prices can differ for tickets–it just depends on who’s playing. If the teams featured in the Super Bowl haven’t advanced in previous years, the prices of the tickets go up.

 

Works Cited

“Super Bowl History.” History, https://www.history.com/topics/sports/super-bowl-history. Accessed 19 January 2020.