Originally Posted by Prison Bitch
No more crediting Hunt with "super bowl". College football already had their year end conf championship matchups titled "bowl". Orange bowl, sugar bowl, rose bowl, even the cotton bowl kn his home town had been going on for decades.
So he didn't invent crap. I'd argue he stole the idea actually, since e copied the Bowl part of the name anyway.
After watching his children play with a Super Ball, Lamar Hunt
, founder of the American Football League
, coined the term Super Bowl
. In a July 25, 1966, letter to NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle, Hunt wrote, "I have kiddingly called it the 'Super Bowl,' which obviously can be improved upon." Although the leagues' owners decided on the name "AFL-NFL Championship Game," the media immediately picked up on Hunt's "Super Bowl" name, which would become official beginning with the third annual game.