Recollections of Super Bowls Past

It is nothing short of amazing how the Super Bowl has evolved over the years. It has gone from the novel idea of a title game between the original NFC against the upstart AFC (with plenty of empty seats at that first game) to the most-watched event on television and a de facto national holiday some 45 years later.

I watched my first Super Bowl with my dad when I was five years old. I remember several things about that day. It was the first time I saw the team I would root for the rest of my life, the Dallas Cowboys. It was also the first time I cooked my own steak on a grill (under close supervision, of course). Most important, it was the first of more than 30 Super Bowls I would watch with my father. It was a tradition that both of us took seriously. Even when I relocated across the country for work and there were years when I could not make it home for Christmas, I always found a way to come home to watch the big game with my dad. This culminated a few years ago when our hometown Arizona Cardinals came within a minute of pulling off one of the great upsets in Super Bowl history just a few months before my father passed away....489 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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