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Old 02-06-2017, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Sure, it's not as bad as Weedeater Independence Bowl, but "Super Bowl" is pretty corny as far as names of championship events go.

Golf has The Masters. College football has the Tournament of Roses. Tennis has The Championships, also known as Wimbledon. NHL has the Stanley Cup. The NBA has The Finals. These all have a nicer ring than the "Super Bowl," which sounds like something a 3rd grader conceived.
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Old 02-06-2017, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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it's not the Super but the "Bowl" part I don't like...I don't see no bowl trophy, not even a vase, a pitcher or a chalice. They should call it what it is... "The Super Football"
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Old 02-06-2017, 09:50 AM
 
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Why not simply the NFL Championship Game? We have AFC & NFC Championship games - the NFL is the combination of both.
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Old 02-06-2017, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Why not simply the NFL Championship Game? We have AFC & NFC Championship games - the NFL is the combination of both.
It used to be the NFL-AFL Championship game, but that was considered a mouthful (I agree).

How the Super Bowl Got Its Name | Time.com
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Old 02-06-2017, 09:57 AM
 
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More history on the name.

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During one of these meetings, Hunt blurted out an alternative with staying power: the “Super Bowl.” He soon admitted that his two children’s latest obsession, an ultra-bouncy orb called the “Super Ball,” had likely inspired his flash of brilliance. (The world “bowl” was already in use for college football championships at the time.) Other members of the planning committee began tossing the name around, and before long the media picked up on it.

The Hunt kids’ beloved Super Ball was the brainchild of chemist Norman Stingley, who developed it as a side project while working for a California rubber company in the early 1960s. He discovered that highly pressurized synthetic rubber had remarkable bounce when shaped into a sphere. Stingley’s employer passed on the innovation, but toy manufacturer Wham-O—maker of the Hula Hoop and Frisbee—understood its appeal and bought the concept. By the summer of 1965 the Super Ball was one of America’s most popular playthings.

Though fans quickly adopted the “Super Bowl” title, it had its detractors—including Pete Rozelle, commissioner of the NFL. According to the 2002 memoirs of Super Bowl founding father Don Weiss, entitled “The Making of the Super Bowl,” Rozelle hated the word “super,” which he considered too colloquial. So in mid-1969, a contest was held to rebrand the championship under a new label. None of the submissions—Weiss mentions “Ultimate Bowl” and “Premier Bowl” as the best of the bunch—won over the judges.
Super Bowl Owes Its Name to a Bouncy Ball - History in the Headlines
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Old 02-06-2017, 10:38 AM
 
Location: AriZona
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"Super Bowl" is a terrible name for a championship game
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"Even Hunt himself felt lukewarm about the term he coined. “I guess it is a little corny, but it looks like we’re stuck with it,” he told an AP reporter in January 1970. After describing the connection to his children’s bouncy ball, he said, “Kinda silly, isn’t it? I’m not proud of it. But nobody’s come up with anything better.”"
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Old 02-06-2017, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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There's nothing wrong with the word, Super Bowl for the NFL Championship Game.
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Old 02-06-2017, 12:15 PM
 
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What drives me nuts is when the announcer calls the winner "WORLD champions." Did they even play against the world?? Same thing in baseball, but at least they play Toronto. LOL.
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Old 02-06-2017, 12:25 PM
 
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That's because it's actually Superb Owl, which is, admittedly, even stranger
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Old 02-06-2017, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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What drives me nuts is when the announcer calls the winner "WORLD champions." Did they even play against the world?? Same thing in baseball, but at least they play Toronto. LOL.
You can say that for any sport that announcers call it "World champions" and I agree with you. I don't understand why they call the winners, "world champions".
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