Football’s increasing popularity goes back from the 1950s, although the NFL (National Football League) was formed around the 1920s. The Super Bowl was created back then in the 1950s and became the most watched television event in the United States annually.
The NFL has become a nationally popular sport while college football continues to maintain strong regional ties. Out of the 32 teams, only six compete in the NFL playoffs. Weeks and weeks of media coverage, hilarious commercials, exciting half time show features, and games aired around Thanksgiving and Christmas do create fun and exciting moments. Getting tickets in advance to go see the games live can be a challenge. Social establishments to go watch the games can be challenging as well.
Over the years, the Super Bowl has become more than just a football championship and popular televised annual event, but a major source of advertising revenue for several television networks that serve as a means for advertisers to debut extravagant and expensive commercials that are interesting and fun to watch for various products.
Dominant football teams have risen over the years. The exciting mechanism is that every team has a realistic chance of winning the championship and these realistic moments do excite a lot of individuals; thus, causing the game to become America’s favorite sport. Diversity and unpredictable moments do keep fans on their feet and in a continuous guessing mode and momentum. The players’ union mandates a tougher salary cap, which prevents the richest teams from hoarding or stockpiling the best players and gives teams in smaller cities the opportunity to compete for the Super Bowl.
There is a sense of urgency associated with every game. A team’s fate can change dramatically from one week to the next. The NFL drafts, trades, salary caps, all of the competition involved, physical and mental skills do make a difference as well. It is imperative for fans to follow the progress of their favorite teams regularly.
The NFL has grown to become the most popular spectator sports league in the United States. An estimated 108 million people watched last year’s Super Bowl. These estimated numbers of individuals watching are close to a third of the nation. The NFL is the most profitable sport in the world with an estimated overall profit of approximately $984.5 million yearly. Super Bowl XLV was the most-watched television program in US history.