Tuesday, October 26, 2010

History of the Super Bowl

Take a look at one of the current Al Harris Library displays featuring the History of the Super Bowl. The 45th annual game will be watched by 100 million Americans on February 6, 2011. It is also the second biggest food day in the United States after Thanksgiving.

One of the reasons the Super Bowl is so popular is that pro football is the only major professional men's team sport with a single-elimination playoff system. Superbowl is do-or-die; that's what makes the game so special.

Some of the books in the display (available to be checked out by anyone) are: Super Bowl An American Cultural Celebration, Super Facts of the Super Bowl, The Ultimate Super Bowl Book, Friday Night Lights, Gridiron Gauntlet, Bloody Sunday, Bootlegger's Boy (Barry Switzer), Football Fortunes, Forty-Seven Straight, No Ordinary Joe, and The Real All Americans.

Other books displayed offer practical football information such as: The Complete Book of Offensive Football Drills, Football for Dummies, and many more.

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