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The science of the first cold weather super bowl

Super Bowl Science: Are Football Coaches Irrational? | Science | Smithsonian

"I Fell Asleep at the Football Game" sheet music from 1935. Did anyone fall asleep when the lights went out?

Bell No. 2 Rocket Belt. Also known as a "Jet Pack," they have made Super Bowl appearances with a halftime flight at Super Bowl I and in the pregame show for Super Bowl XIX.

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    super dangerous but i would love to own one of these for emergencies.

Football type helmet worn by Bernie Caine for human pickup experiments with the Museum's Stinson SR-10 aircraft.

Super Bowl XVIII, 1984. Redskins vs. Raiders. United Airlines advertising poster. #MuseumSuperBowl

Now THESE would have been some prime tickets to score! Super Bowl I, in 1967, gets honored on a stamp. #MuseumSuperBowl

This Goodyear C-49 airship control car flew with the Goodyear blimp over the 1977, 1980, 1983, and 1985 Super Bowls.

The Goodyear blimp has flown over sporting events for over 50 years. The C-49 control car on this airship saw duty over the 1977, 1980, 1983, and 1985 Super Bowls. The Goodyear blimp pictured here, Columbia N4A, also starred in the Hollywood thriller Black Sunday (1977) / Courtesy of Goodyear

Harvard vs. Carlisle football game on November 9, 1907. A time when helmets resembled aviator caps. Forward passes had been legal for less than a year, and Carlisle made use of them. Harvard had won the 10 previous meets, but Carlisle won this game 23-15. More: s.si.edu/hniZf / Photo by Edgar W. Mix

"Maybe It's Love" sheet music, 1938. Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, ca. 1790-1980, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

St. Paul Normal Industrial School Football Team c. 1930. Click for more historic photos of high school and college football teams

Steelers fans, a Rose Bowl football from the team's winning game in 1980. #MuseumSuperBowl

Football jersey from "Roger the Dodger," U.S. Naval Academy, winner of the 1963 Heisman Trophy. In eleven seasons as Cowboys quarterback, Staubach took his team to two Super Bowl championships, in 1972 and 1978.

The Early History of Football’s Forward Pass

Five Ways to Cook With Beer — Super Bowl Style from Smithsonian Magazine's Food & Think Blog

"Score One for Roosevelt" How Teddy Roosevelt helped save football by making the sport safer for players

Abstracted football player "Gridiron" Carl Holty 1943-4

Sidewall, "College Days" 1948