Synopses & Reviews
In 1966, as the champions of the AFL and NFL prepared to play each other for the first time, Kansas City Chiefsand#150;owner Lamar Hunt wrote the following to Commissioner Pete Rozelle: and#147;I have kiddingly called [the championship game] the Super Bowl, which obviously can be improved upon.and#8221;
How wrong Hunt was. After the AFL merged with the NFL, and#147;Super Bowland#8221; became the official title of the NFL championship game in the years to come. In celebration of the first fifty Super Bowls, David Fischer traces its evolution from a game that didnand#8217;t sell out in 1967 to a worldwide phenomenon with a viewership in the hundreds of millions.
Packed with dozens of arresting full-color illustrationsand#151;highlighting game action, memorabilia, and players and coachesand#151;The Super Bowl includes sections on the greatest games, individual performances, and game-changing plays. Fischer explores unique Super Bowl angles as well, including a ranking of and#147;The Best Who Never Wonand#8221; and and#147;The Best Who Never Lost,and#8221; along with perspectives from players and fans. He covers the action, the heroes, the strategy, and the records from half a century of championship football.
This celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Americaand#8217;s premier sporting event is an essential addition to any football fanand#8217;s collection.
About the Author
David Fischer has written for the New York Times and Sports Illustrated for Kids, and has worked at Sports Illustrated, National Sports Daily, and NBC Sports. He is the author of Yankee Stadium Scrapbook: A Lifetime of Memories and Derek Jeter #2: Thanks for the Memories; coauthor of Sports of the Times and Greatest Sports Rivalries; and editor of Facing Mariano Rivera.