Introduction to the NFL Grand Final
When the National Football League and the American Football League agreed on a merger back the 1960’s, the NFL grand final championship was agreed upon and created. The championship game became known as the Super Bowl and is held annually after every NFL season. The championship game is always played on a Sunday which is why the day is known as Super Bowl Sunday. During the week leading up to the final championship game the host city features Super Bowl Week with all sorts of activities surrounding the celebration of American football and plenty more festivities and festivals.
Popularity of the NFL Grand Final
The NFL grand final has been dubbed America’s most watched television broadcast and four specific championship games that have been played in the past have gone down in American history as having the most viewers ever for any television broadcast. As exciting as the NFL season leading up to the NFL grand final is, the final event is the main attraction for American football fans. Super Bowl Sunday has become officially celebrated as an unofficial national holiday and is rated the second highest food consumption day after Thanksgiving. CBS has held the rights to broadcast the championship game in America.
The NFL Grand Final Ticket Sales
Apart from ticket sales at various online or land based outlets, fans can stand a chance at winning two tickets through a lottery which is held by the National Football League. The NFL grand final for 2016 will split ticket sales where the two main teams in the championship game will each receive 17.5% of the ticket sales. The hosting team will receive 5% of the ticket sales and the rest of teams in the league will receive 1.2% of the ticket sales. The final 25.2% will go to the office of the National Football League.
Betting on the NFL Grand Final
The popularity of the Super Bowl has made betting on the NFL grand final championship game a favourite past time. The most convenient way to bet on the championship is online which only requires registration at a reputable online sports book and an initial deposit which can be bet with.
There are various rules to betting on the NFL grand final which largely depend on where the betting is taking place. Some sports books allow bets to be placed minutes before the game while others require them to be placed sooner. There is a larger variety of betting options for the Super Bowl than any other sports game in the world and some of these betting options include point spreads which is where bets are placed on a team that covers a specific point spread, money line bets which is simply betting on which of the two teams will win, over and under where the total combined points of the two teams is bet on and prop bets which cover a wide variety of options. Prop bets can include anything from which of the two teams will score first, who will be the MVP of the championship game to which of the two teams will get to the end zone first.