47 Years at the Super Bowl: What It Means to Be in the “Never Miss a Super Bowl Club”
On January 25, 2013, the Brick Store Museum will open a new exhibition unlike any seen before in its galleries: a History Showcase featuring artifacts and archival materials from football’s biggest game, the Super Bowl. 47 Years at the Super Bowl: What It Means to be in the “Never Miss a Super Bowl Club” will display objects from the personal collection of Don Crisman, who has attended every Super Bowl since its beginning in 1967.
On January 15, 1967, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum hosted the first Super Bowl. This game pitted the National Football League against the American Football League. The NFL’s Green Bay Packers beat the AFL’s Kansas City Chiefs by 25 points. The stadium was only 2/3 full for the game – one that very few recognized as the beginning of something big. Don Crisman, along with the other three members of the “Never Miss a Super Bowl Club,” were at the game – and every single Super Bowl after, too. The quartet was even featured in a 2010 VISA campaign, “NFL Fans for Life.”
Crisman has generously loaned the Museum pieces from his own collection of memories from the annual game. Visitors can expect to find an array of objects from the games and the teams that participated. The Museum invites visitors to enter their guesses into the “Super Bowl Score” contest; the guess that is closest to the final score in Super Bowl XLVII wins a full-year Museum membership. You can enter this contest by visiting the Museum or calling the front desk at 207-985-4802. This History Showcase is sponsored by the Museum’s Business Partners, the Captain Lord Mansion, the Captain Jefferds Inn, and Kennebunk Savings Bank. The exhibit will run through March 30, 2013.