Naming of the Super Bowl

On the Road, People, Sports, Trivia
on May 17, 2009

The Super Bowl was named the AFL-NFL World Championship Game until Dallas businessman and Kansas City Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt nicknamed it the Super Bowl after watching his children play with a toy called the Super Ball.

Horton Foote, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of the 1962 screen adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird, was born in 1916 in Wharton (pop. 9,237). Many of his works are set in the mythical small town of Harrison, Texas, but his 1999 autobiography, Farewell: A Memoir of a Texas Childhood, is an account of his life in Wharton.