Sunday, 7th February 2016 (Monday 8th AEST)
Super Bowl Betting
Venue: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California |Monday, 8th February 2016 (AEST)
The Super Bowl is the NFL’s championship game and has been played every year since 1967. The game came about after the merger of the National Football League and the American Football League. As part of the merger agreement, the leagues were split into two conferences, the NFC and the AFC, with the champions of each conference playing off to become the NFL’s league champion in what was dubbed the Super Bowl.
The Super Bowl’s appeal has gone global in recent years and as an annual event is only eclipsed by the UEFA Champions League final in terms of TV audience. While Super Bowl Sunday is massive in the states (US Citizens only eat more food on thanksgiving) it is starting to catch on here in Australia too. Super Bowl parties are more popular than ever, and it’s not uncommon for Aussies to get a ‘migraine’ on the first Monday of February. And if the cure to said migraine happens to be beer and Doritos, well, good luck to ’em.
Super Bowl Winners
Below are the winners and runners up of the Super Bowl.
|Season||Winning Team||Score||Losing Team||Venue||City||Attendance|
|2015||New England Patriots||28–24||Seattle Seahawks||University of Phoenix Stadium||Glendale, Arizona/td>||70,288|
|2014||Seattle Seahawks||43–8||Denver Broncos||MetLife Stadium||East Rutherford, New Jersey||82,529|
|2013||Baltimore Ravens||34–31||San Francisco 49ers||Mercedes-Benz Superdome||New Orleans, Louisiana||71,024|
|2012||New York Giants||21–17||New England Patriots||Lucas Oil Stadium||Indianapolis, Indiana||68,658|
|2011||Green Bay Packers||31–25||Pittsburgh Steelers||Cowboys Stadium||Arlington, Texas||103,219|
|2010||New Orleans Saints||31–17||Indianapolis Colts||Sun Life Stadium||Miami, Florida||74,059|
|2009||Pittsburgh Steelers||27–23||Arizona Cardinals||Raymond James Stadium||Tampa, Florida||70,774|
|2008||New York Giants*||17–14||New England Patriots||University of Phoenix Stadium||Glendale, Arizona||71,101|
|2007||Indianapolis Colts||29–17||Chicago Bears||Dolphin Stadium||Miami, Florida||74,512|
|2006||Pittsburgh Steelers||21–10||Seattle Seahawks||Ford Field||Detroit, Michigan||68,206|
|2005||New England Patriots||24–21||Philadelphia Eagles||ALLTEL Stadium||Jacksonville, Florida||78,125|
|2004||New England Patriots||32–29||Carolina Panthers||Reliant Stadium||Houston, Texas||71,525|
|2003||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||48–21||Oakland Raiders||Qualcomm Stadium||San Diego, California||67,603|
|2002||New England Patriots||20–17||St. Louis Rams||Louisiana Superdome||New Orleans, Louisiana||72,922|
|2001||Baltimore Ravens||34–7||New York Giants||Raymond James Stadium||Tampa, Florida||71,921|
|2000||St. Louis Rams||23–16||Tennessee Titans||Georgia Dome||Atlanta, Georgia||72,625|
Super Bowl Facts
- 1.23 billion chicken wings are eaten on Super Bowl Sunday. Mmm. Still feel like chicken?
- Nearly 1/3 of US adults bet on the big game with men outnumbering women who put their money where their mouths are – when they’re not filled with chicken wings, that is.
- A bling Super Bowl ring and a shiny trophy aren’t all the champions earn – some players get up to $92k each, on top of their already-crazy salaries. Nice!