Behind the Super Bowl: The Jobs that Make it Possible

Super Bowl XLV In just a couple of days Super Bowl XLV will finally be upon us! From the pre-game show to the final nail-biting seconds, Americans will be glued to their television sets.

All this excitement and euphoria is the result of the work of thousands of people, starting months before kickoff. This labor comes in the form of a multitude of job titles: from vendors to cameramen, cheerleaders to commercial producers, and everything in between!

So here are some of the stories of the real people, whose work it is to make the Super Bowl a reality every year.

1. The Hottest Commercials on TV

I have to admit I'm not a huge football fan, but I actually look forward to the Super Bowl every year for two reasons: the half-time show and the commercials. Many of the top ads air on Super Bowl Sunday, and I enjoy the humor and creativity showcased in many of the commercials.

2. Halftime Fireworks

Watching the Super Bowl is a rite of passage in America. It makes people feel American, like apple pie and Fourth of July parades. But for one Californian family working behind the scenes at the Super Bowl, it's more than an American pastime, and more than just a job -- it's a family affair.

3. Super Bowl Cameraman

The Super Bowl is the year's most popular televised sporting event. Millions across the country will be watching this Sunday's game on TV sets in homes, as well as at Super Bowl parties and sports bars. Among the people responsible for bringing every riveting moment of the big game into the nation's living rooms will be dozens of national and local sports camera crews capturing every bone-crushing moment.

4. Super Bowl Cheerleader

Between all the bone-crushing hits, tackles and nail-biting plays that are always part of the testosterone-filled Super Bowl each year, there's also been, on many occasions, a bit of feminine support coming from the sidelines in the form of morale-boosting, beautiful cheerleaders for one or both of the teams.

5. Catering the Big Game

Vendors selling snacks, popcorn and souvenirs are the staple of every sporting event, and the Super Bowl is certainly no exception. However, the Super Bowl attracts not only regular fans, but also many high-powered corporations and businesses. Many of these fans attend the huge tailgate party that surrounds the arena in the hours before kickoff.

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