The biggest night in the sporting calendar is here once again. Today, The Kansas City Chiefs took on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 55th annual Super Bowl at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida.
And it looks like the Buccaneers have come out on top...
Here's the low-down on the big game...
The Super Bowl has proven to be the best day of the year so far...
The biggest date in the sporting calendar rolled around for the 55th time and boy was it a good night!
And it's safe to say, we've come a long way since January 15, 1967.
via: Getty ImagesThe first-ever Super Bowl game kicked off in '67, though it was originally called the “AFL-NFL World Championship Game," which isn't quite as catchy, is it?
The annual championship game has become more than just a sporting spectacle...
Complete with celebrity-studded halftime shows, eye-wateringly expensive ad slots, and of course, some great football to go along with it - there's no doubt the Super Bowl is one of the biggest sporting events of the year.
The game was originally created as part of the merger agreement between the NFL and its rival, the American Football League (AFL).
via: ShutterstockOriginally, the game took place in early to mid-January, but now it takes place on the first Sunday in February due to the current NFL schedule.
Currently, The New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers have the most Super Bowl championship titles...
via: Getty ImagesThey hold a whopping 6 each.
The game continually dominates viewing figures.
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The Super Bowl frequently tops the ranks as the most-watched broadcast in the US - firmly cementing itself as America's most-watched game.
So much so...
via: Getty ImagesThat the 2015 game still holds the title as the most-watched US telecast of all time, with a staggering viewership of 114.4 million, according to CNN.
And its record-breaking impact stretches across the Atlantic too.
via: Getty ImagesThe Super Bowl is one of the most-watched annual sporting events in the world, coming in second to the UEFA Champions League final.
Although, there's no doubt that the Super Bowl has become about much more than just the football.
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Of course, it's a long-anticipated day for football fanatics, but the annual event rakes in views from those who don't even care for the sport.
Let's start off with the star-studded half time show.
via: Getty ImagesWhat traditionally began as a college marching band has transformed into one of the biggest and sought after gigs in the world - with many of our favorite a-listers crossing their fingers that they'll land the job.
Popular artists began taking to the stage during the game's third decade...
via: Getty ImagesWith the likes of New Kids on the Block, Gloria Estefan, and Michael Jackson performing at the event - it soon became a tradition for high-profile acts to headline.
Fast forward to now, and several big names have taken to the stage.
The likes of Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and Prince have performed the lucrative gig.
But there's something that may surprise you about the halftime show...
via: Getty ImagesThough expenses for the performers and their entourage are covered, the artists don't actually get paid an appearance fee.
There has only ever been one exception to this...
via: Getty ImagesFor the Super Bowl XXVII halftime show with Michael Jackson, the NFL and Frito-Lay agreed to make a donation and provide commercial time for Jackson's Heal the World Foundation.
But given how many people watch the Super Bowl...
via: Getty ImagesArtists see a huge spike in album sales and downloads. So, despite not being paid to appear, it's definitely worth it.
Last year, both Shakira and Jennifer Lopez saw lots of their singles make their way back into the charts after their amazing performance.
In a matter of twelve minutes, the female powerhouses managed to get through twenty of their songs while also belly dancing, crowd surfing, knee sliding, pole dancing, and even drumming. Is there anything these women can't do?
And this year, The Weeknd is hoping the same kind of success hits him.
After leaving it all on the stage during the halftime performance slot, The Weeknd is probably hoping he did enough to make up for the fact that he wasn't nominated for a Grammy this year...
Either way, the event has been a huge success given the fact that there have been major setbacks to the usual routine due to the pandemic.
We've definitely made the best of a challenging situation.
Now, after a tiring few hours, it's finally over.
The winner of this year's Super Bowl is none other than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
After their long and grueling battle against the Kansas City Chiefs, the team managed to secure the victory.
They now have 2 Super Bowl wins under their belt. Their first-ever win was all the way back in 2003 when they managed to defeat the Oakland Raiders, 48-21.
Now that's another trophy to add to their growing collection.
The Buccaneers have won 31-9.
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