Friday, February 4, 2011

The Super Bowl

Super Bowl
     The Super Bowl is the championship game for the National Football League, pitting the top team from each of the NFL's conferences against each other. The Super Bowl is one of the biggest events in American culture -- the broadcast is almost always the most-watched program of the year, and Super Bowl Sunday has become a de facto national holiday.

     The game features the winners of the AFC and NFC championship games, decided after a 16-game regular season and two rounds of playoff games. It has been played every year since 1967, started thanks to a merger between the NFL and its rival league, the American Football League.

     In 2011, the Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Green Bay Packers in Dallas. The Steelers went 12-4 in the regular season, were the No. 2 seed in the AFC and defeated the New York Jets in the AFC Championship Game. The Packers were the sixth seed in the NFC after going 10-6 in the regular season. They defeated the Chicago Bears to reach the Super Bowl. The NFL championship game will take place Feb. 6 at Cowboys Stadium.

Byran Herald

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