Every year in the United States, there is a single sporting event that somehow manages to outshine any other sporting event of the year. Annually, this one athletic display is the Super Bowl, the championship game of the National Football League. The first football game was played on January 15th, 1967, following the regular 1966 season. Since then this annual event has not only been one of the most televised sporting events year after year, but annually tickets to see the Super Bowl live have been some of the most coveted in the entire world. In addition to crowning the champion of the league for the year, the Super Bowl is known for having exciting live performances and a slew of events during the week that help celebrate this most honored football matchup.
This year, marks yet another Super Bowl for football fans as Super Bowl XLVIII will officially take place on February 2nd, 2014. For fans of the sport this is one of the most unique Super Bowls in recent history as it will be held this year in New York City. This will be the first time in recent memory where the Super Bowl will be held at a ‘cold’ arena instead of in the south where temperatures are milder or in an arena that is domed or covered. This has many football fans worrying about poor weather conditions impacting the game. However, for those living in New York City, there is nothing but excitement buzzing about having this popular game being held in the Big Apple.
After one of the most exciting regular seasons in history, where the race for the playoff spots went until the final game of the season, this year’s Super Bowl promises to bring an exciting matchup against two of the most heavily watched teams this season. The 2014 Super Bowl will feature former rivals from the old AFC West the Denver Broncos against the Seattle Seahawks. This year matchup will have the exciting offense of the Broncos matching up against the tough-as-nails defense of the young Seattle Seahawks. The matchup will also bring together two much talked about quarterbacks who are not only polar opposites in many ways, but two of the most watched quarterbacks from the 2014 season.
At one end is Peyton Manning with the Denver Broncos, looking to prove he has made a full recovery after his neck injury and that despite being one of the oldest quarterbacks in the league, that he still has what it takes to be a champion. Peyton is one of the most seasoned and iconic players in the game, and he will be facing up against what many see to be the future of the league in the Seahawks’ quarterback, Russell Wilson, one of the youngest quarterbacks in the league. With these two types of teams facing off, there is no arguing that the matchup for this year’s Super Bowl will be a ‘must see’ for football fans of all types.