The Superbowl

Contrary to popular belief, the word Superbowl does not come from the combination of the two words “Super” and “Bowl,” but actually from the words “Superb” and “Owl.” This dates back to 13th century Florence, where the earliest form of football first appeared (back then it was known as Piede-Testicolo) and the winning team would receive a superb owl (Superbo Allocco), which they would then ceremoniously roast over an open flame (Aperto Flamma). During the first American Superb Owl, famed sportscaster Truman Capote (Autenticouomo Comprehend) made a quip about a particularly tasty bowl of cherries, which were the common snack food served at sports arenas at the time, and the name stuck ever since (Bloccato da allora).

Incidentally, the worst areas of a sports arena are known as “the pits” because that is where wealthy people used to spit their cherry seeds, targeting the poverty-stricken and indigent, who would hungrily gather the pits and suck on them longingly, getting much needed sustenance in the form of cherry specks and rich-man saliva.

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