Time Flies: Super Bowls
In less than two hours, Super Bowl XLV will kick-off in Arlington, Texas. The Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers will face-off for the first time in Super Bowl history. The Packers will play in their fifth Super Bowl looking for their fourth title. The Steelers will play in their eighth Super Bowl looking for their seventh title.
When I was a kid, I started learning about professional football two different ways. One was by watching the Chicago Bears on television. The other way was from a book I bought as a kid. It was called The Great NFL Fun Book II.
Yes, I still have it.
The Great NFL Fun Book II was filled with puzzles, mazes, photos of players, and cartoons depicting great moments in NFL history. I remember an article about the Super Bowl. The article was titled 15 Super Games. When dug the book off the shelf this morning, it struck me just how old that book was. We are about to watch Super Bowl XLV on television. That's the 45th Super Bowl. The article was about the first 15 Super Bowls.
When I bought the book, the Bears still hadn't played in the first Super Bowl. That would not happen for another five years in Super Bowl XX. After Super Bowl XX, they play in another for two decades in Super Bowl XLI.
Oh, how time flies.