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
It is not possible for the Super Bowl to end in a tie. The NFL has long had what is known as a "sudden death" overtime period to determine the winner of a postseason game, which includes the Super Bowl.Full Answer >
The NFL team owners decide where the Super Bowl will be played, based on the cities that have bid to host the event. The vote between the 32 owners is held about four years in advance.Full Answer >
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 >
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 >