Sharing an American Tradition: Football

Feb 4, 2011 7:59:03 AM / by Rachel Reardon

It's the first week of February... which means it's Super Bowl time. This Sunday, February 6th, two teams will play against each other to receive the ultimate football honor, become the winner of the Super Bowl. The Pittsburgh Steelers will be playing against the Green Bay Packers in Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas.

The Super Bowl championship has been a great American tradition for the past 45 years. However due to the advancement of technology and social media, people all around the world will be able to share this experience, cheering for the Super Bowl. The NFL championship has become an international event, bringing people together from all around the world.

Here are some fun facts:

151.6 million: Number of people who will watch at least part of the game.

194 million: Approximate number of blades of grass on the football field.

232: Number of countries and territories in which the game will be broadcast.

34: Number of languages the game is broadcast in.

1: Number of languages in which the word "football" doesn't mean "soccer."


While most people in the United States are gearing up in their favorite NFL apparel in preparation for the game, all over the world people are doing the same. They're getting ready to watch some football, but this time around it's American Football.

Share with us: Have you ever watched the Super Bowl from another country?

Topics: Language Learning and Culture

Rachel Reardon

Written by Rachel Reardon

Rachel works with some of the coolest marketers, designers, and writers around to help Mango look and sound its best. She loves bold colors, old books, the Montréal metro, and Star Trek. She has conflicting feelings about the Oxford comma.

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