Sports are enormously big in America, and when the the NFL Super Bowl comes rolling around things start to get bigger and bigger. The NFL Super Bowl is the biggest sporting event in all of American sports. Since it's inception in 1947, the NFL Super Bowl has been the mark of two of the best NFL teams fighting each other off for a chance to hoist the Vince Lombardi trophy which is awarded to the Super Bowl champion every year.
Year after year football fans from around the world get to enjoy their favorite sport at the biggest stage, as two teams battle each other to the fullest to claim to be the best in football. This year, 2012, will mark the 46th Super Bowl which will be played in Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium (home of the Indianapolis Colts). Every year the NFL owners committee decides where the next few NFL Super Bowl will be held by reviewing cases from particular cities and eventually having a vote on which cities will get to host this prestigious and illustrious event.
This year the hype is even bigger and better than ever. As Conference Championship week is coming to a close, there are four remaining teams with the possibilities of playing in the big dance. Representing the American Football Conference (AFC) are the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots, and representing the National Football Conference (NFC) the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers. Each of these NFL teams have storied franchises with championship pedigree backgrounds, and have fought all year long through gruesome battles to get to this point.
Going into Conference Championship weekend the New England Patriots and New York Giants are favorites to win their respective affairs, and are expected to face-off in a Super Bowl 42 rematch of four years ago when the New York Giants achieved one of the biggest upsets in NFL Super Bowl history by defeating the then undefeated New England Patriots with a record of 18 wins and 0 losses, to that point.
Any city that is lucky enough to be able to host the NFL Super Bowl most certainly always benefits from having the NFL's biggest event come to town. The positive economic factors aside, the whole city is lit up with excitement and joy when the two week long prelude of NFL Super Bowl events come to town for all of the city residents and tourists to enjoy.
The NFL Super Bowl has always been an historic event for all of America. It's as close to a sporting holiday as it gets in the entire world. The NFL Super Bowl provides the highest ratings of any event throughout America because of it's ginormous scale, and due to the passion that this country has for the game. Huge companies joust for unbelievably expensive commercial spots during the Super Bowl, as this years per thirty second slot for a commercial is estimated to be around $3+ million.
People are already getting their preparations ready for their NFL Super Bowl parties that will kick off on the morning of February 5, leading up to the big game in the evening. This year's much anticipated NFL Super Bowl halftime performance will belong to the one and only Madonna.
The NFL Super Bowl is such a big television event that some woman just watch it for the commercials and halftime performances, while the real fans drool over every play throughout the match-up. This year, not astonishingly, will be no different than any other NFL Super Bowl in previous history as the stakes will be higher than they have ever been before for the eventual 2012 NFL Super Bowl champion.