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The Super Bowl is back and we will tell you its story

After an edition in Tampa Bay, which did not have the usual television impact due to having to adapt to the requirements of the pandemic, the event that frames the final game of American football announced its programming for 2022.

Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar

The halftime performance is a separate event that attracts as much attention as the game itself around the world. Photo: NFL

LatinAmerican Post | Onofre Zambrano

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Sports and music: this is how we could summarize the Super Bowl, the event in which an American football champion team is crowned annually and which currently has the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the monarchs.

The NFL has already announced the programming of the upcoming edition in which Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar will participate in the musical intermission. They will be in charge of the show in the year in which the Super Bowl returns to Los Angeles, almost three decades later, taking place on Sunday, February 13.

Three of the aforementioned artists, in this case Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar and Snoop Dogg are originally from Southern California. "The opportunity to perform at the Super Bowl break and do it at home (in Los Angeles) will be one of the great emotions of my career," said rap legend Dr. Dre in statements compiled by El País.

The halftime performance is a separate event that attracts as much attention as the game itself. The Weeknd was the protagonist of this show in February of this year and in a presentation that had to adapt to the restrictions due to the pandemic and at Raymond James Stadium, which could barely receive 13,000 fans. The figures and the interest was not the same as in past editions.

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The LVI edition will be held at the Sofi Stadium in Inglewood and will have a rap and urban musical note, similar to this year. Very different was the version of 2020 in which they bet on the Latin talent of Jennifer López and Shakira, the main protagonists of the intermission with J Balvin and Bad Bunny.

Other artists who have participated in the event in recent years have been Maroon 5 (2019), Justin Timberlake (2018), Lady Gaga (2017), Coldplay (2016), Katy Perry (2015), Bruno Mars (2014), and Beyoncé (2013).

In history, many other names have appeared such as Gloria Estefan, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, and Phil Collins, among many others. Now, what else can you say about the Super Bowl?

The history of the Super Bowl

The precursor of this traditional end game was Lamar Hunt (founder of the Kansas City Chiefs), who, after repeatedly suffering denial of a franchise in the NFL, created the AFL in parallel along with other owners who became known as The Foolish Club.

In 1966 the AFL and the NFL joined in, and their champions would play a game. The Name: It was officially called the AFL - NFL Championship Game, but it was officially adapted until 1969.

Over the years, the game has evolved to unify. For example, champion players received $ 15,000 in the first Super Bowl. Today the winning team can get to credit 124 thousand dollars to the club, and half of this amount is given to each member of the losing team.

As for the trophy, it was previously called the World Championship Trophy but was renamed the Vince Lombardi Trophy in 1971, after the death of Lombardi, coach of the Green Bay Packers. This award is produced in sterling silver by Tiffany & Co. and is valued at $ 25,000.

Because it is a luxury event, its costs are not exactly the most accessible and, in fact, the advertising rates have very high prices worldwide, the first advertising contract was worth $ 42,000 per spot, and currently, that same contract was around 5.5 million dollars for 30 seconds.

For example, the cost of the first ticket was around 6 dollars while today it already reaches 6 thousand dollars on average, with prices of up to 60 thousand dollars at the box office. As is often the case in these cases, resale raises them in price relative to demand.

Among other data, it should be noted that the weight of the ball has not changed is the weight of the ball (3.2 kilograms). For its part, the first Super Bowl ring featured a single diamond, while the design, material and cost changed depending on the champion organization, with between 300 and 900 rings being delivered to the entire organization, with some differences. The only Super Bowl that didn't fill the stadium was the first, in 1967.

Nine of the ten most-watched shows in US television history were a Super Bowl. Only the end of MASH, in 1983, could surpass 100 million viewers.

Some figures

The venue with the highest number of Super Bowl games is Miami with 11, followed by New Orleans and Los Angeles with 10 and 7 respectively. In the 2021 edition for the first time in history, the title game was played in the stadium of one of the teams that played the final game, in this case, the Tampa Bay Bucs, who ended up crowning the outgoing champions of that time, Kansas City Chiefs.

Only 4 of the 32 clubs that make up the circuit have not experienced a Super Bowl: Houston Texans, Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Detroit Lions.

The most viewed edition was that of 2015, between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks, it is estimated that an average of 114.4 million people according to the ratings indicated.

The player with the most appearances and titles in this game is Tom Brady, the Buccaneers quarterback who today accumulates ten appearances in the February classic and six victories, five of them with the New England Patriots, the team that in turn has played the most times. the Super Bowl, with a total of 11.