Talk:Super Bowl I

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While informative, I think this (and probably the other Super Bowl articles as well, assuming they have the same format) should be more encyclopaedic. There's no real introduction whatsoever to the article. Also, the text in headers should not really be in headers (would look ridiculous with numbering on). Jeronimo

You're right. frey I have a book here which gives precis of every game from I-XVII. I was planning to add info to them to make them more like Super Bowl IX. Not massively informative, but at least a little like an article. Work the headings into the text, and we'll be onto something. You're right about the headers too. I toned them down from

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but didn't want to upset whoever did the originally by totally making them over. It should be done, though. -- User:GWO

Well, if somebody doesn't want to be upset, he shouldn't contribute to Wikipedia :-)

But seriously, the IX article already looks better. Maybe a header like this would be nice:

Super Bowl IX, between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Minnesota Vikings, was held on January 12, 1975 in Tulane Stadium in New Orleans. Pittsburgh beat Minnesota 16 to 6 in front of 80,997 spectators.

Alternatively, we could put the data all in a table, such as:

Super Bowl IX
StadiumTulane Stadium
CityNew Orleans
DateJanuary 12, 1975
Pittsburgh Steelers160277
Minnesota Vikings60006

The introduction can then be a little shorter. What do you think? Jeronimo

Ooh, thats pretty... I like the look of that a lot. I think thats better than the boilerplate text above.

Thanks; I've started using tables a lot now, since they're a good way to present a lot of short facts. If there's other such facts, maybe we can include those as well. Not being an American, I don't know much about this kind of football, but I think the MVP may be worth mentioning?

Definitely, but its not in my reference :( I was going to add them later, when I found a list -- User:GWO

Also the colour of the table may be a little more cheerful, maybe there's a typical super bowl colour? Jeronimo

Don't know, I'm not American either ... -- User:GWO

Entertainment info question[edit]

While this article lists entertainment provided by the Arizona and U Michigan marching bands, neither band site shows this info.

The UM marching band site says that the first UM band performance at a Superbowl was the seventh bowl, and the Arizona band site says it played in 1987 and 1997.

Neither site mentions 1967. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) .

The references used for this article are:
Zzyzx11 (Talk) 18:20, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

this helped alot with my project.

Position names[edit]

In the Starting Lineups table, could we see the full position names, rather than abbreviations? -Freekee 02:50, 26 September 2007 (UTC)


A historical note: The 1st of these NFL-AFL matchups that was a World Championship was the Jets stunning win over the Colts. In the first 2 that term was printed on the tickets but virtually no one aside from Lamar Hunt and his mother thought of those novelty exhibition-type contests (GB-KC, GB-Oak) as being "a step up" from the World Championship games that were GB-Dallas (in Dallas and then in the Ice Bowl). (Lombardi was nervous because it would have been an extreme humiliation to lose to the expansion league.)

A teacher once defined history as "a recreation of the mentality of the past". That's what's missing from all the hype, marketing and propaganda concerning these games. The NFL Titles of Lombardi, Unitas, etc. were not somehow equivalent to today's conference championships anymore than the WS wins of Ruth, DiMaggio and Mantle were equivalent to today's ALCS. It's Ronald McDonald McHistory.

The stadium for the Packers-Chiefs was 1/3 empty and the TV nets didn't even bother saving the tape. They re-used it and taped over the game.

Anyway, best regards. SMW —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:33, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

inconsistency regarding halftime entertainment[edit]

In the standard sidebar you have on all Super Bowl games that lists score, advertising rates, and halftime entertainment, you state that the University of Michigan band performed. Elsewhere in the same article, though, it states that it was Grambling, and not Michigan. I am inclined to believe that the Grambling attribution is the correct one. So, in my first ever attempt to provide input to a Wikipedia article, I added another phrase to an existing sentence, resulting in one that read "At least one source incorrectly lists the University of Michigan Band, and Wikipedia itself repeats that error in its Halftime window in the top right portion of the article". Within four minutes the change was backed out by JojHutton. I am probably not the first updater of a Wikipedia article whose initial experience was soured by his brusque style. Given the level of difficulty I had in my first-time attempt at updating the body of an article, I shudder when I imagine what kind of outcome would come from updating the sidebar.

It was never my expectation that my little change would be a permanent one, but I had hoped it might at least trigger a correction by someone more senior in the Wikipedia community. Is that an unreasonable hope? WoodyMoore (talk) 22:22, 3 February 2012 (UTC) currently lists Michigan. Zzyzx11 (talk) 09:29, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

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