First Super Bowl

The first Super Bowl marked the beginning of a powerful merger. (LosAngelesDailyNews)

Long before football became America’s new pastime, the Super Bowl began as a battle between the National Football League’s Green Bay Packers and the American Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs. That “Super Bowl'' paled in comparison to the monolith of American culture that the NFL’s penultimate game has become today. The litany of changes that occurred between the 1967 Super Bowl and its current iteration epitomizes how far the game has come and how much America and sports have changed since those nostalgic days. Here are some incredible facts and tidbits about how America’s true pastime got started.