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sk anyone across the world to name something iconic that


represents the United States. You will get answers like the Statue of Liberty, the Golden Gate Bridge, the White House, the bright lights of Las Vegas. There is however one day that typifies the glitz and glamor that represents all of the above and more: The Super Bowl. This year the big game cele-


brates its 50th birthday, with this in mind we can take a look at how this day has become one of the first that is circled on the calendar each year. When the Seattle Seahawks


opted to go for a pass play near the New England Patriots goal line last February in Arizona, instead of what should have been a routine run for the game winning score, the billions across the world watching were witnessing another slice of Super Bowl history. The intercepted pass elevated


the Patriots sideline into a state of delirium and no doubt the play will be rerun many times in the build up to this year’s Super Sunday, as well as the other highlight reel plays, and significant moments in the game’s 49 year history. Legendary Head Coach Vince


Statue of the father of the Super Bowl, Vince Lombardi, outside the Packers’ Lambeau Field


PHOTO ©JL1ROW


Lombardi won the first two Super Bowls with his Green Bay Packers, and after the turgid affair of the AFL-NFL merger it was only apt that the trophy was named after him.


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