Wham-O Super BallWhen and How did the  “Super Bowl” take on the name,

“Super Bowl”?

In the beginning people thought is should be called “The Big One” or “The Final Game.” Then a Texas financier and owner of the Kansas City Chiefs, Lamar Hunt, came up with the idea of calling it “The Super Bowl” after watching his daughter play with a Super Ball – a small, high-bouncing ball very popular at that time.  How ironic is it that technically a woman was responsible for naming this well-loved, beloved male annual event!

The games have always been identified with Roman numerals rather than numbers. It wasn’t until Super Bowl IV in 1970 that the title, “Super Bowl” actually appeared on tickets.

Thank you Brownie Locks for this tiny tid-bit!