Super Bowl 2021 — Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Super Bowl LV

Super Bowl 55, or “LV” is just around the corner, and if you are like most Americans, you’ve already chosen which team you want to see win. But that’s not all you’ll be doing. Americans have a long history of engagement with the Super Bowl — football in general — as it has grown to become the most watched sporting event every year. It is fitting that so many Americans attend or tune in since no Super Bowl is complete without a tremendous display of thankful patriotism — our favorite part.

We thought it would be fun to share some of the history and patriotism that surrounds Super Bowl history with you. Enjoy!

Founding the NFL

The NFL was founded in 1920 and consisted of 14 teams — two of which (the Chicago Bears and Arizona Cardinals) survive as modern franchises. The legendary Jim Thorpe was the league’s first president. From this time forward, the NFL would always be the foremost football league in the United States, but…

If You Can’t Beat Them. . .

In 1960, a new league began play. The AFL quickly began to challenge the NFL in terms of quality of play and in attracting new, better players. By 1966, the NFL and AFL had arranged a merger, and Super Bowl I was played early in 1967. NFL teams won the first two Super Bowls, but the AFL won the third, a sign that the NFL had made the right decision…

Now the NFL is split into two conferences, the NFC and AFC, with a total of 32 teams and the 55th Super Bowl is just days away!

Full of Tradition, Even Today

Whitney Houston's famous performance of the National Anthem at Super Bowl XXV in 1991 in Tampa, FL.

The Super Bowl is not a holiday, but so many Americans participate in activities directly related to the game, that the whole country and economy move in step with the event. In fact, commercials aired during the television broadcast of the Super Bowl have become just as popular as the event itself.

As for the game, it is always at the center of an epic celebration. Every moment that is not game-play bears some historic and patriotic significance. It all starts at the pregame coin toss, which usually features a prominent celebrity or NFL Hall of Fame player, and continues through to the singing of the National Anthem and the presentation of the American flag, to the half-time show, and finally to the post-game award and trophy presentations.

Complete List of Super Bowl Winners

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  • 1967 SUPER BOWL I in LOS ANGELES - GREEN BAY (Packers) def KANSAS CITY (Chiefs) (35-10)
  • 1968 SUPER BOWL II in MIAMI - GREEN BAY (Packers) def OAKLAND (Raiders) (33-14)
  • 1969 SUPER BOWL III in MIAMI - NEW YORK (Jets) def BALTIMORE (Colts) (16-7)
  • 1970 SUPER BOWL IV in NEW ORLEANS - KANSAS CITY (Chiefs) def MINNESOTA (Vikings) (23-7)
  • 1971 SUPER BOWL V in MIAMI - BALTIMORE (Colts) def DALLAS (Cowboys) (16-13)
  • 1972 SUPER BOWL VI in NEW ORLEANS - DALLAS (Cowboys) def MIAMI (Dolphins) (24-3)
  • 1973 SUPER BOWL VII in LOS ANGELES - MIAMI (Dolphins) def WASHINGTON (14-7)
  • 1974 SUPERBOWL VIII in HOUSTON - MIAMI (Dolphins) def MINNESOTA (Vikings) (24-7)
  • 1975 SUPER BOWL IX in NEW ORLEANS - PITTSBURGH (Steelers) def MINNESOTA (Vikings) (16-6)
  • 1976 SUPER BOWL X in MIAMI - PITTSBURGH (Steelers) def DALLAS (Cowboys) (21-17)
  • 1977 SUPER BOWL XI in PASADENA - OAKLAND (Raiders) def MINNESOTA (Vikings) (32-14)
  • 1978 SUPER BOWL XII in NEW ORLEANS - DALLAS (Cowboys) def DENVER (Broncos) (27-10)
  • 1979 SUPER BOWL XIII in MIAMI - PITTSBURGH (Steelers) def DALLAS (Cowboys) (35-31)
  • 1980 SUPER BOWL XIV in PASADENA - PITTSBURGH (Steelers) def LOS ANGELES (Rams) (31-39)
  • 1981 SUPER BOWL XV in NEW ORLEANS - OAKLAND (Raiders) def PHILADELPHIA (Eagles) (27-10)
  • 1982 SUPER BOWL XVI in PONTIAC - SAN FRANCISCO (49ers) def CINCINNATI (Bengals) (26-21)
  • 1983 SUPER BOWL XVII in PASADENA - WASHINGTON def MIAMI (Dolphins) (27-17)
  • 1984 SUPER BOWL XVIII in TAMPA - LOS ANGELES (Raiders) def WASHINGTON (38-9)
  • 1985 SUPER BOWL XIX in STANFORD - SAN FRANCISCO (49ers) def MIAMI (Dolphins) (38-16)
  • 1986 SUPER BOWL XX in NEW ORLEANS - CHICAGO (Bears) def NEW ENGLAND (Patriots) (46-10)
  • 1987 SUPER BOWL XXI in PASADENA - NEW YORK (Giants) def DENVER (Broncos) (39-20)
  • 1988 SUPER BOWL XXII in SAN DIEGO - WASHINGTON def DENVER (Broncos) (42-10)
  • 1989 SUPER BOWL XXIII in MIAMI - SAN FRANCISCO (49ers) def CINCINNATI (Bengals) (20-16)
  • 1990 SUPER BOWL XXIV in NEW ORLEANS - SAN FRANCISCO (49ers) def DENVER (Broncos) (55-10)
  • 1991 SUPER BOWL XXV in TAMPA - NEW YORK (Giants) def BUFFALO (Bills) (20-19)
  • 1992 SUPER BOWL XXVI in MINNEAPOLIS - WASHINGTON def BUFFALO (Bills) (37-24)
  • 1993 SUPER BOWL XXVII in PASADENA - DALLAS (Cowboys) def BUFFALO (Bills) (52-17)
  • 1994 SUPER BOWL XXVIII in ATLANTA - DALLAS (Cowboys) def BUFFALO (Bills) (30-13)
  • 1995 SUPER BOWL XXIX in MIAMI - SAN FRANCISCO (49ers) def SAN DIEGO (Chargers) (49-26)
  • 1996 SUPER BOWL XXX in TEMPE - DALLAS (Cowboys) def PITTSBURGH (Steelers) (27-17)
  • 1997 SUPER BOWL XXXI- in NEW ORLEANS - GREEN BAY (Packers) def NEW ENGLAND (Patriots) (35-21)
  • 1998 SUPER BOWL XXXII in SAN DIEGO - DENVER (Broncos) def GREEEN BAY (Packers) (31-24)
  • 1999 SUPER BOWL XXXIII in MIAMI - DENVER (Broncos) def ATLANTA (Falcons) (34-19)
  • 2000 SUPER BOWL XXXIV in ATLANTA - ST. LOUIS (Rams) def TENNESSEE (Titans) (23-16)
  • 2001 SUPER BOWL XXXV in TAMPA - BALTIMORE (Ravens) def NEW YORK (Giants) (34-7)
  • 2002 SUPER BOWL XXXVI in NEW ORLEANS - NEW ENGLAND (Patriots) def ST. LOUIS (Rams) (20-17)
  • 2003 SUPER BOWL XXXVII in SAN DIEGO - TAMPA BAY (Buccaneers) def OAKLAND (Raiders) (48-21)
  • 2004 SUPER BOWL XXXVIII in HOUSTON - NEW ENGLAND (Patriots) def CAROLINA (Panthers) (32-29)
  • 2005 SUPER BOWL XXXIX in JACKSONVILLE - NEW ENGLAND (Patriots) def PHILADELPHIA (Eagles) (24-21)
  • 2006 SUPER BOWL XL in DETROIT - PITTSBURGH (Steelers) def SEATTLE (Seahawks) (21-10)
  • 2007 SUPER BOWL XLI in MIAMI - INDIANAPOLIS (Colts) def CHICAGO (Bears) (29-17)
  • 2008 SUPER BOWL XLII in PHOENIX - NEW YORK (Giants) def NEW ENGLAND (Patriots) (17-14)
  • 2009 SUPER BOWL XLIII in TAMPA - PITTSBURGH (Steelers) def ARIZONA (Cardinals) (27-23)
  • 2010 SUPER BOWL XLIV in MIAMI - NEW ORLEANS (Saints) def INDIANAPOLIS (Colts) (31-17)
  • 2011 SUPER BOWL XLV in ARLINGTON - GREEN BAY (Packers) def PITTSBURGH (Steelers) (31-25)
  • 2012 SUPER BOWL XLVI in INDIANAPOLIS - NEW YORK (Giants) def NEW ENGLAND (Patriots) (21-17)
  • 2013 SUPER BOWL XLVII in NEW ORLEANS - BALTIMORE (Ravens) def SAN FRANCISCO (49ers) (34-31)
  • 2014 SUPER BOWL XLVIII in NEW JERSEY - SEATTLE (Seahawks) def DENVER (Broncos) (43-8)
  • 2015 SUPER BOWL XLIX in PHOENIX - NEW ENGLAND (Patriots) def SEATTLE (Seahawks) (28-24)
  • 2016 SUPER BOWL L in SANTA CLARA - DENVER (Broncos) def CAROLINA (Panthers) (24-10)
  • 2017 SUPER BOWL LI in HOUSTON - NEW ENGLAND (Patriots) def ATLANTA (Falcons) (34-28)
  • 2018 SUPER BOWL LII in MINNEAPOLIS - PHILADELPHIA (Eagles) def NEW ENGLAND (Patriots) (41-33)
  • 2019 SUPER BOWL LIII in ATLANTA - NEW ENGLAND (Patriots) def LOS ANGELES (Rams) (13-3)
  • 2020 SUPER BOWL LIV in MIAMI - KANSAS CITY (Chiefs) def SAN FRANCISCO (49ers) (31-20)

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