Super Bowl Stories

Since my Dad is from Pennsylvania, I grew up a Steelers fan and remain one today. My childhood Super Bowl stories though include collecting all the teams’ trading cards, collecting teams’ coins, and watching the television set on that fateful Sunday with my Dad in amazement, because I had no clue as to how football was played. We all grew up with the game in a different way.

 

Here’s some of the interesting stories I’ve found on the history of  a popular tradition at the Super Bowl,  the site of Super Bowl XL, and the teams set to play at Super Bowl XL. With these stories in its past, I think Super Bowl XL is definitely going to be as big as an event as the name implies.

 

 

 Super Bowl Traditions

 Gatorade Throws

 

Started by the Giants, the tradition of drowning the winning coach in Gatorade continues. As Sportspages.com Blog Author Chris Lynch says, “you would think that former Redskins coach George Allen dying from pneumonia caught because of a Gatorade bath would have put a damper on it but no.”

Find more interesting Super Bowl tradition trivia at Sportspages.com, “a collection of direct links to the sports sections of the major papers in the U.S., in and around cities with major league professional teams.”

 The Site of Super Bowl XL

 Ford Field – Detroit, Michigan

Built in 1999, Ford Field sits where a neighborhood of the only African-American businesses existed in Detroit from the 1920’s to the 1950’s. When well-known jazz musicians Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, and John Lee Hooker came to Michigan, they came to Paradise Valley, the name given to the area where Ford Field now sits.

 

Find more interesting information behind the names of Ford Field’s concession stands and Ford Field at Fordfield.com.

 The Teams at Super Bowl XL

 Pittsburgh Steelers

 

The Steelers are the only team in the NFL to sport their logo on only one side of their helmet. The Steelers used to have cheerleaders, but only from 1961-1970. More information on the history behind the team can be found on About.com Authors Kimberly & Albrecht Powell page.

 

 

Seattle Seahawks

Although the team has never played in a Super Bowl before, head coach Mike Holmgren has been in four Super Bowls, in two as head coach for the Green Bay Packers and in two as an assistant with the San Francisco 49ers. What else is brewing in this team’s history? Joining the NFL officially in 1976 as an expansion team, the Seattle Seahawks had the longest drought of no playoff wins of any NFL team before 2005, going back to the 1984 season. More information on this team can be found in the online encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Celebrity Foods current and past employees will be celebrating Super Bowl XL in color flashing fan style. If you have a Super Bowl related historical or personal story or just want to reply to something in this post you found interesting or strange, reply to this post. We’re all going to be watching on game day. Go Steelers!

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1 Comment »

  1. Wade said

    The Seahawks are comin back man!

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