Go Long!: The Super Bowl Quiz

By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

What league joined the NFL in 1966, putting the Super Bowl wheels in motion?

The American Football League (AFL) and National Football League merged in 1966.

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What was football originally called?

The AFL-NFL World Championship doesn't quite have the same ring, does it?

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Who was the AFL participant in the first Super Bowl?

Kansas City was the underdog.

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What team represented the NFL in the first big game?

Green Bay was already an extremely popular NFL franchise.

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What was the score between the Packers and the Chiefs?

The Packers trounced 'em by 25.

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How long did it take before the league started officially calling the game the Super Bowl?

While everybody else called it the Super Bowl pretty much immediately, the NFL acknowledged the name in 1969.

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Where was the first Super Bowl played?

A sunny locale in California probably seemed like the right choice.

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Who was the first Super Bowl MVP?

Starr was the quarterback, and he lived up to his name.

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Who could NOT watch the first Super Bowl on television?

The NFL prohibited the host city of Los Angeles from broadcasting the game on television.

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What happened to the original broadcasts of the game?

Both NBC and CBS aired it, but no complete footage of the game exists since it was recorded over.

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Who performed the Super Bowl's first halftime show?

The University of Arizona and the University of Michigan marching bands performed.

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Who was the first big celebrity featured in a halftime show?

Don't you think "football" when you think Carol Channing?

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In the 1970 Super Bowl, head coach Hank Stram agreed to be miked for NFL films. What's an actual Stram quote from the game?

Stram's quotes, like "just keep matriculatin' the ball down the field, boys!" have become classics.

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What team has never played in the Super Bowl?

The Lions and Browns are never the bridesmaids or the bride.

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What was the only Super Bowl that did NOT sell out?

Every game has been completely bought up except for numero uno.

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What team has played in the most Super Bowls?

All three have made eight Super Bowl appearances.

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About how much did a 30-second Super Bowl ad cost in 1967?

Only $40,000? What a steal!

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How much did a 30-second commercial during the Super Bowl broadcast cost in 2015?

There couldn't be any better way to spend your $4.5 million!

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Who came to 21 of the first 22 Super Bowls?

Dion Rich is known for crashing events and made his way into many Super Bowls.

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Who was the first player to grin and tell America he was going to Disneyland after a Super Bowl win?

Simms was paid for the plug, and it became a Super Bowl tradition.

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What hit sports movie was based on a Super Bowl commercial?

Yes, MJ and Bugs Bunny first met in a Super Bowl ad.

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Who else gets a Super Bowl ring besides the players?

The officiating staff also gets rings — but their rings aren't quite as elaborate as the team's.

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What was the super hook of the 1989 halftime show?

Not only was it in 3-D, but it also featured a magician and Elvis impersonator.

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In the biggest Super Bowl blowout, by how many points did the champions win?

In the 1990 Super Bowl, the 49ers smoked the Broncos with a score of 55-10.

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What team was scoreless in the Super Bowl?

The Dolphins came the closest, only scoring 3 points in the 1972 Super Bowl.

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How many of the top ten most-watched telecasts in TV history have been Super Bowls?

Only the "M*A*S*H" finale remains.

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What city has hosted the Super Bowl the most often?

Both cities have played host 10 times.

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What was the Super Bowl championship trophy originally called?

From the beginning, it was the somewhat clumsily titled the World Professional Football Championship trophy.

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When was the trophy renamed the Vince Lombardi trophy?

After long-time Green Bay coach Vince Lombardi passed away in 1970, the trophy was named in his honor.

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What Super Bowl is not designated in Roman numerals?

The 2016 game — number 50 — is called Super Bowl 50 and not Super Bowl L.

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Super Bowl day is the biggest holiday of the year, if you measure your holidays in the amount of beer and nachos consumed. Throw a sharp spiral to the right answer, and have fun testing your knowledge of America's favorite Sunday.

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