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First Super Bowl: When was the first Super Bowl and who won?

by Moxieplay

From its origin as the AFL-NFL World Championship Game to the globally celebrated event we know today, the history of the Super Bowl is a fascinating tale of rivalry, legendary performances, and monumental moments.

In 1967, the Super Bowl was called the AFL NFL World Championship Game, featuring champions from two football leagues competing against each other.

The first Super Bowl game took place on January 15 1967 marking the beginning of the most famous tradition in American football.

The inaugural championship game witnessed a showdown between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Led by Vince Lombardi and quarterback Bart Starr the Packers emerged triumphant with a 35-10 victory.

The Packers went on to win back-to-back championships the following year after defeating the AFL’s Oakland Raiders by a score of 33-14 at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida.

Where did Super Bowl I take place?

Amidst the nail-biting action on the field, the first Super Bowl was shadowed by the intense rivalry between the National Football League (NFL) and the American Football League (AFL) which was considered a lower-level league.

The Packers and Chiefs, representing their respective leagues, clashed in a game that transcended sport and reflected the tense relationship between the two football entities.

Super Bowl I made history not only on the field but also in television broadcasting.

In a unique move that hasn’t been repeated, the game was simulcast by two separate networks-CBS and NBC as each network had the rights to one of the leagues.

In stark contrast to the current demand for Super Bowl tickets, the inaugural event in 1967 had 32,000 empty seats at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

It is noteworthy to add that fans had complained about the high cost of ticket prices, which at the time went for $12 dollars.

Now, in the aftermath of unexpected results in the wild card round of the NFL playoffs, the possibility of recreating the very first Super Bowl remains alive as the Packers and Chiefs continue their postseason journey this weekend in the divisional round.

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