How the Super Bowl got its name

1/29/2015

While it is now one of the biggest sports events of the year, the Super Bowl originally got its name from a simple children’s toy.

Coined by Lamar Hunt, the Kansas City Chiefs owner, in 1966, the Super Bowl was named after the Super Ball a bouncy ball which was one of the most popular toys in America in the mid-1960s.

The term “bowl” was already frequently used to refer to the last game in collegiate football seasons and was incorporated into professional football lingo. READ MORE.

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