Happy Birthday, Super Bowl!

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Two-time Super Bowl champion Bart Starr was selected in the 17th round of the 1956 NFL draft with the 200th pick overall.

On this day in 1967, the first Super Bowl was held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Then known as the AFL-NFL World Championship, it featured the champion team from each of the soon-to-be-merged leagues. The NFL’s Green Bay Packers defeated the AFL’s Kansas City Chiefs 35-10. Packers quarterback Bart Starr threw two touchdowns and was named the game’s MVP. It was the first of two straight Super Bowl wins for the Vince Lombardi-coached team. With a crowd of 61,946 at the 94,000-seat stadium, Super Bowl I marks the only Super Bowl in history that wasn’t a sellout. At the time, the less-than-capacity crowd was blamed on the pricey $12 tickets. The halftime show was college marching bands, a far cry from Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who are set to take the stage in February.

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