A brief history of the Super Bowl

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The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League or NFL and is the highest level of professional football in the United States. This game showcases the top two teams of the current season that begins in the latter part of summer of the previous year. The Super Bowl normally uses Roman numerals to identify each game from super bowl I to super bowl XLIX. The first official Super Bowl I was played on January 15th. The only exception to this was Super Bowl 50. This game did not use Roman numerals. Super Bowl 51 revives the roman numeral tradition.

Super Bowl 52 will be played on Sunday, February 4, 2018.

The game was created as part of an agreement of a merger between the NFL and a rival league, the American Football League. The two agreed that the leagues championship teams would play the AFL-NFL World Championship game. After the merger was complete in 1970, the leagues were to hold conference championship games for the NFC and AFC. The winners of those games determine who will play Super Bowl.

The Super Bowl Flip Coins have been a tradition for the past twenty plus years.