A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from February 14, 2014
Stupid Bowl (stupid + Super Bowl)

The Super Bowl is the championship game of the National Football League. The first Super Bowl was held in Los Angeles, California, on January 15, 1967; the Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10.

One nickname of the Super Bowl is the “Stupid Bowl.” The nickname “Stupid Bowl” was cited in print on January 19, 1967—immediately after the first Super Bowl.

Another nickname for the Super Bowl is “Stupor Bowl.”


Wikipedia: Super Bowl
The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL), the highest level of professional American football in the United States, culminating a season that begins in the late summer of the previous calendar year. The Super Bowl uses Roman numerals to identify each game, rather than the year in which it is held. For example, Super Bowl I was played on January 15, 1967, following the 1966 regular season.

19 January 1967, Record American (Boston, MA),"Starr Is Bright And Also Lucky” by John Gillooly, pg. 49, col. 1:
Between them and their puerile and obnoxious “war”—like two kids arguing: “My father can beat your father”—they succeeded only in making the term “Super Bowl” a comic phrase; the Stupid Bowl.

20 January 1967, Albuquerque (NM) Tribune, “Capitolisms” by Don MacLean, pg. B-5, col. 7:
Green Bay 35, Kansas City 10? Gad. They should have called it the Stupid Bowl

25 January 1971, Omaha (NE) World-Herald, “The Voice From The Grandstand” by Wally Provost, pg. 15, col. 1:
‘The Stupid Bowl’
REGARDING the Super Bowl:
Charles R. Berner, Council Bluffs—“Jim Murray probably said all there was to say about the fiasco. But I can’t help suggesting another name for the alleged game: The Stupid Bowl.”

19 January 1980, Saturday Times (Trenton, NJ), “Smart ways to watch the Stupid Bowl” by Joe Piscione, pg. A3, col. 1:
They should be calling it Stupid Bowl XIV.

Twitter
Chris Piciullo
‏@brknglassstudio
Off watching the Stupid Bowl (for the commercials).  Be back whenever, full of beer, wings and chili!
5:31 PM - 4 Feb 2007

Twitter
Gabe
‏@corpuspin69
@TrueBlueGal8 I gave them-imaginary friends- $20 for beer for the Stupid Bowl (super bowl) and Fukers never gave me my change back. #putos
9:26 AM - 11 Feb 2014 from White Sands, NM

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Friday, February 14, 2014 • Permalink