Course Description

This course will track the history of the Super Bowl from the first game in 1967 till the current day. There will be a discussion of the game itself and the special moments that are etched in sports lore. The focus primarily will be on those processes that have made it into America's unofficial eighth holiday, which will include the evolution of the site award process, innovations in the game presentation and experience, the pregame/anthem presentation, the halftime show, player rings, the making of the Vince Lombardi Trophy, community events, charitable activities, ticket prices/distribution/scalping, logo/theme art design, corporate hospitality, concessions, television presentation, television commercials, international coverage, economic impact, transportation, hotel usage, practice facilities, events, social statements, security, host committees, the media, merchandise, and more.  Lecture (plus Questions)

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The History of the Super Bowl: The Making of America's Premier Sporting Event
3:15PM to 4:45PM
Sep 10, 2019 to Nov 19, 2019
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Recommended Texts:

Bethany Bradshaw, Celebrating 50 Years of America’s Greatest Game, (9780986085017) $30.

David Fischer, The Super Bowl, (9781613218969) $25.

Allen St. John, The Billion Dollar Game, (9780767928151) $15.

Bob McGinn, The Ultimate Super Bowl Book, (9780760343715) $25.

Don Weiss and Chuck Day, The Making of the Super Bowl, (9780071395052) $25.