Like most of today’s sports, Superbowl is not all about the fans and in it as well, the best players, as well as the best teams, are appreciated and they get to walk home with an award. super bowl 2019 live stream
With the 2018-2019 season almost coming to an end, it is important that you know which awards are given to who since some of these are actually determined by the fans. Quite interesting, right? Most awards, however, go to only the winning team which is arrived at after all the teams have played against every other team in the regular season games so yes, the winners are worthy of the awards.
So, that being said, let’s go ahead and have a look at what they’re all about…
The MVP (most valuable player) winners
in the final Superbowl games, there is an award for the most valuable player. This, of course, is not dictated by only a single game but instead, the MVP is determined by their performance throughout the regular season.
Here’s how it is arrived at…
The game is decided by a fan vote during the game whereby all the fans have a say in 201% of the votes whereas the remaining 80% is going to be determined by a panel of 16 American football writers and broadcasters who vote the MVP after the game is done.
For 2018, the MVP was Nick Foles and he passed 373 yards, three touchdowns and in addition to this, he scored the fourth touchdown as a receiver hence became the very first player in Football history to both throw and catch a touchdown pass in Superbowl. This is, for instance, is a play worthy of the MVP award.
The Vince Lombardi trophy
As expected, the winning team in the Superbowl does get an award. The Vince Lombardi trophy is deemed as the most important award one could end up within the NFL. Before the year 1970, it was named as the AFL-NFL World Championship Game.
So, who is Vince Lombardi?
Born in the year 1913, Vince Lombardi is known to be one of the most successful head coaches in the American Football history. He captured 5 out of 9 NFL championships as a leader of the Greek bay packers and upon his death in the 3rd of September 1970, the trophy was named after him.
The Superbowl trophy was initially presented inside the locker room of the winning team but this went on until the year 1996 in the Superbowl XXX where the trophy is presented to the owner of the winning team in the field right after the game.
The trophy is also made a new each year and the winning team will retain the trophy permanently. Being made of entirely sterling silver, the trophy shows in regulation-size a football in kicking position. It has got a height of 22 inches and weighs 3kgs and at the base of the trophy the words “Vince Lombardy Trophy” engraved and there is also the NFL logo.
After it is awarded, it is then sent back to the makers to have the logo and name of the winning team engraved.
The Superbowl rings
Given to each member of the winning Superbowl team is the Superbowl ring so as to commemorate their win in the Superbowl. These are basically made of white and yellow diamonds and also to include the logo of the team, the team’s name and the Superbowl number that is normally in roman numerals. Up to 150 rings are produced and paid for by the NFL with each one of them cost up to $5000. Any additional costs are catered for by the team
With all the information you need to know about the who gets which award in the 2019 Superbowl, I’m pretty sure the anticipation of this year’s Superbowl is more intense.
It would take quite a lot of effort to get one of the awards let alone all of the 4 awards and as a fan, the least you can do is show your support for the best team come February 3rd. We’ve also got a team analysis as to which team we think is going to win this year’s game which you should definitely take a look at.