The Super Bowl date has been set for a long time now. We have known that Super Bowl XLVII will be at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 for a few years now. We also know who will be playing at halftime, Destiny’s Child. None of these things matter, as those people with Super Bowl tickets have been waiting for them for some time now. Unfortunately, the only thing yet to be known is the matchup.
The game will pit the winner of the NFC Championship Game against the winner of the AFC Championship Game. In fact, the original title for this grand affair was the AFL-NFL World Championship Game. Obviously, the title lacked imagination. The league went so far as to hold a naming contest due to the merging of the leagues and the sudden need for a new name.
None of the names submitted would win. Instead it would be team owner Lamar Hunt who would end up naming the game. Hunt’s kids loved a toy called the Super Ball. The connection between the toy and the bowl games of college football became too obvious, and thus the Super Bowl came into being in time for the 1970 edition.
Since then, the NFL has become the most popular professional sports league in North America and the Super Bowl has become an unofficial holiday, with half of the office calling in sick or having enough foresight to take a vacation day.
Some of those workers may even have Super Bowl 47 tickets. Those lucky few will be enjoying the biggest game of the season and the most important sports event of the calendar. This time around they will be taking a trip to New Orleans o enjoy the seventh of these games to be held at the Superdome, which has nabbed Mercedes-Benz just in time for it to be plastered on television, the radio, and the Internet.