Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Super Bowl LVI (2022) Sunday

It’s Super Bowl weekend (not that I would have noticed) and that’s the theme of Saturday Night Genealogy Fun this weekend.

Here are the challenge questions Randy has asked:

1)    What is your favorite National Football League team?  [For those that are not American football fans, but a fan of another sports team, substitute your favorite team].  Why are you a fan of this team?  How long have you been a fan of your favorite team?

2)    What is the genealogy of your favorite team?  When did it start playing, what leagues has it played in?

3)    Have you worked for the team in any capacity, or attended games?  What is your best memory of your favorite team’s history?

4)    Predict the score of the Rams-Bengals game on Sunday.

I was serious when I said I wouldn’t have noticed that the Super Bowl was this weekend because I pay no attention whatsoever to football. In fact, until I read Question 4, I had no idea what teams were playing and I haven’t a clue where the game is being played.

Therefore, I had to ask hubby Dave these questions.

1. His favorite team is the Arizona Cardinals. He supports the Cardinals because it’s the Arizona home team (we are in Tucson) and has followed them since we moved here in 2010.

2. I had to look up the team genealogy.

The Arizona Cardinals began in 1898 as the Morgan Athletic Club in Chicago.

They became a charter member of the NFL in 1920. One distinction that they hold with the Chicago Bears is that they are the only two charter teams still active today.

The Cardinals have won two championships, in 1925 and 1947, both in Chicago.

They hold a record which I am sure they would rather not – they have the longest drought of any football team for championship wins. It’s been 75 years since they last won!

They did make the Super Bowl in 2009, but lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-23.

3. Dave hasn’t ever worked for any sports organization. His favorite memory of the Cardinals is their 2009 game, even though they lost.

4. Dave predicts the Rams will beat the Bengals 28-21.

That’s it for this week’s challenge. I’ll be busy doing genealogy while the game is on. I did learn one thing years ago – if I need a quick trip to the supermarket during game weekend, I go after the game has started because the market is empty!

2 thoughts on “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Super Bowl LVI (2022) Sunday”

  1. What a great way to answer this challenge–have your husband do it. I agree–the best time to shop is during football games. We tried to buy a TV during a championship game and couldn’t get any of the salesmen to pay attention to us.

  2. Like you, I didn’t even know who was playing this year…the Pandemic has kinda killed my interest in major league sports – even hockey! Only had Seattle been involved, would I likely have been aware.

    Interesting idea, though, to trace a team’s genealogy…I could do that with my hometown CFL team, and the BC Lions, but wouldn’t know where to start with most NFL ones.

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