Super Bowl champions win the Vince Lombardi trophy, gold-and-diamond Super Bowl rings and the prestige of being world champions. Super Bowl bonuses are also paid out to players on both sides of the ball in the big game.
Players receive incentive bonuses for advancing to the playoffs and escalating bonuses for each win. Bonuses are paid for wild-card games, divisional playoffs and Conference Championships, but the biggest bonuses are paid out for the National Football League's premiere game, the Super Bowl. Winning players who increase their own value through exceptional performance can expect to sign for richer contracts in future negotiations.Learn More
As of 2014, Dick Vermeil and Pete Carroll are the only head coaches to win both the Rose Bowl and the Super Bowl. At 63 and 62 years old, respectively, Vermeil and Carroll are also the oldest coaches to ever win the Super Bowl.Full Answer >
A panel headed by the NFL's director of entertainment and TV programming teams up with the league's production company and the show's producer and director to select the performers of the Super Bowl's halftime show. Once an artist is selected, the team consults with the network broadcaster and the game's sponsors to determine complete halftime festivities.Full Answer >
As of 2014, there are 13 teams in the National Football League that have never won a Super Bowl, including four teams that have never even played in the Super Bowl. The National Football Conference's Detroit Lions and the American Football Conference's Jacksonville Jaguars, Cleveland Browns and Houston Texans have never even played in a Super Bowl, much less won the game.Full Answer >
The first Super Bowl, now known as Super Bowl I, was played on January 15, 1967 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The game was played between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Green Bay Packers, who won the game. At the time of the first Super Bowl, there were two major professional football leagues in the United States: the National Football League (NFL) and the American Football League (AFL).Full Answer >