Welcome to the Predictem Superbowl section! Here you will find reviews of every SB ever played including where the games were played, scoring, point spreads, betting odds, random statistics and a bunch of other pertinent information about each game. Enjoy!
2013 Update: So far only two of our handicappers have made picks on the big game. Both Badger and our Admin like SF minus the points to cover Super Bowl XLVII. Check out their analysis in our NFL section.
Future Super Bowl Locations:
Super Bowl XLVIII (48)(2014): New York/New Jersey
Super Bowl XLIX (49)(2015): Phoenix
There is speculation that Super Bowl L (50) will be held in Los Angeles.
The History of the Superbowl
By Wilson of Predictem.com
Do you ever stop and wonder who came up with the name SuperBowl? The Super Bowl has become a household name dating back to 1967 when fans simply didn't feel like spitting out the other longer version of the name, which was "The NFL-AFL World Championship Game", man that just takes a lot of energy to say! I'd rather spend more energy on eating hot wings and chicken strips. Here at Predictem.com we thought hardcore football fans would like to have access to all of the Super Bowl games from the past. Therefore, we have decided to provide our prime-time players all the information and highlights of each and every Super Bowl game from the first official matchup.
Please enjoy traveling down memory lane revisiting your favorite games as well as pulling whatever random trivia you might need for your Super Bowl quiz just in time for this year's big game. We'll begin with a brief history of how the big game developed early on and what it has become today.
First of all, the Super Bowl started with the merger of the NFL (National Football League) and the AFL (American Football League), and a child's bouncy ball. Yes, you read it right, a child's ball! Apparently the owner of the Kansas City Chiefs football team, Lamar Hunt, created the name after watching his daughter play with her "Super Ball" which was a bouncy little ball. Hunt only expected the name to be temporary until the league officials revised and created their formal name for the big game.
In 1969 the name "Super Bowl" became the official name of the championship game. The next year, 1970, the NFL and AFL merged to become one league with two conferences. The AFC (American Football Conference) and the NFC (National Football Conference) champions would meet each other in the Super Bowl.
The winner of each Super Bowl receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy, named after the outstanding Green Bay Packers coach who guided his team to the first two Super Bowl victories. The Lombardi Trophy was introduced before Super Bowl V.
The Super Bowl has changed throughout the years in popularity as millions of people watch it every year all around the world. It has gone from a football game to a major showcase! In the United States the Super Bowl is nothing short of a major holiday as it is advertised and marketed in nearly every forum.
The players who participate in the Super Bowl game are guaranteed a bonus of a predetermined amount of money along with other goods. The fans who are lucky enough to get tickets to the big game also receive a special package that comes with their seat. The package is full of memorabilia and advertiser products.
Online Casinos, Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and nearly every other gambling venue look forward to Super Bowl Sunday as it is one the most lucrative days of the year for the casino industry. Fans can bet on just about everything under the sun, and they do just that! You can bet on who scores first or which player will turn the ball over or what the weather conditions will be like!
Advertisers, celebrities, and even political figures flood the Super Bowl with hopes of gaining an edge in their respected fields. Some companies pay as much as 1-3 million dollars for a thirty second commercial during the game! Wow, that's a lot of dough!
So, if you like the Super Bowl and all of its history please enjoy our break down of each game starting with the Super Bowl 1 in Los Angeles. I can't wait until the next big game in 2010! Until then, start preparing the ultimate Super Bowl Quiz!
Superbowl Picks - Each year we analyze "the big game" from head to toe and make our picks which include the side, total and some props! Our track record wagering on the SB is superb!
Superbowl Predictions - We let it all hang out by making our predictions PRIOR to the season's start. We offer our selections for the short favorite, could happen and longshot. We then update the page with a NEW Super Bowl game preview and pick vs. the point spread.
Super Bowl Prop Bets - Badger has analyzed the card of SB XLVII props at Bovada and made his picks on who he thinks will get the money!
Superbowl Betting - You wanna gamble on the game but don't know how? This article explains how to bet sides, totals, moneylines and props. Email us if you still have questions on how to bet on the big game.
Superbowl Squares - We explain how they work and where you can bet them online.
Sportsbook - Tired of deposit hassles? This online bookie accepts Visa cards!
5Dimes - If you're a props player, this is the sportsbook for you! Oodles of props, many which are only found at 5 Dimes.
GTBets - Looking for a fat bonus? This is the online bookie for you!
How to Get Super Bowl Tickets - Wilson explains all the avenues one can take to get Superbowl 46 tickets.
Superbowl Commercials - We've scoured YouTube and built a collection of the best ads.
Superbowl Party Ideas - Suggestions to help make your "big game" a blast!
Superbowl Recipes - The best party ideas that are sure to make your get together one your friends will be talking about long after the game is done!
Superbowl Snacks - Food ideas for when your hosting the big game at your house.
The Superbowl Shuffle - The video and information about the 1985 Chicago Bears players that participated in the creation of the song.
Trivia Questions - Print off these factoids and bust them out at your SB tailgate party!
Janet Jackson Wardrobe Malfunction - A full recap of what happened during the halftime show of Superbowl XXXVIII in 2004. (Nipplegate!)