Chicagoist Weekend Theater: Super Bowl IX-1/2

By Chuck Sudo in News on Feb 3, 2013 5:00PM

The Super Bowl has grown from a simple premise—to crown an ultimate champion between the National Football League and American Football League—into one of the largest spectacles in professional sports since the first game in 1967. The two-weeks between the conference championships and the big game is enough to give even the staunchest football fans a headache.

Today, courtesy of the Media Burn Archive, we bring you a glimpse into a simpler era. This was when Up With People handled the halftime entertainment and not the calculated craziness of Beyoncé, and the festivities leading up to the big game seemed as quaint as a high school theater production. It also gives a behind the scenes glimpse into professional football Roger Goodell would never allow in today's NFL.

This was produced by TVTV in advance of Super Bowl X in Miami between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys. Bonus: look for Bill Murray and Christopher Guest.