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What does Big Game mean?
Because the name Super Bowl is a trademarked term, the game is sometimes referred to as the Big Game, especially in commercial contexts, such as by advertisers who do not have permission to use the official name.
When it’s used in reference to the Super Bowl, Big Game is often capitalized, but not always.
The term big game can also be used in a general way in the context of sports to refer to a game that is especially important, as in We’ve got a big game coming up next week against a very good team.
The term big game is also used in unrelated ways, most commonly to refer to large animals hunted for sport, as in big game hunter.
Example: Stock up on snacks and drinks for the Big Game!
When is the Big Game?
The Big Game, officially called the Super Bowl, is typically held on the second Sunday in February (though for many years it was held in late January or the first Sunday in February). The start of the game (kickoff) is usually around 6:30 p.m. Eastern time.
There is usually a two-week gap between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl (meaning the Super Bowl is played two weeks after the conference championship games, with no game occurring in the weeks between).
The date of Super Bowl LVI in 2022 is February 13. Super Bowl LVII in 2023 falls on February 12, 2023.
Where does Big Game come from?
The NFL championship game was first called the Super Bowl in 1967, and the NFL trademarked the name Super Bowl in 1969.
Use of the term Big Game to refer to the Super Bowl has become very common among brands and businesses. Because it’s so widely recognized, it allows them to reference the Super Bowl without calling it by name.
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How is Big Game used in real life?
The term Big Game is especially used by brands and businesses that do not have permission to use the name Super Bowl in advertising or marketing materials. But it’s also used as a casual synonym for Super Bowl.
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I’m having a party for the Big Game—you should come!
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In recent years, the rise of Big Tech has led to a bevy of memorable multimillion dollar spots in the big game.
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You need that togetherness if you’re going to win big games.With an Adele song as its battle cry, a lowly English soccer club looks to rewrite history|Glynn A. Hill|January 21, 2021|Washington Post
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In that photo, Merabet has a big smile that spreads across his whole face and lights up his eyes.
Dora is seen getting dressed as a mermaid by a cursor being manned by some omniscient game player.
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Their three-day scientific outing was paid for by Epstein and was big success.
And to tell the truth, she couldn't help wishing he could see, so he could make the game livelier.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
The big room at King's Warren Parsonage was already fairly well filled.
Sol laughed out of his whiskers, with a big, loose-rolling sound, and sat on the porch without waiting to be asked.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
There were at least a dozen ladies seated round the big table at the Parsonage.
I pictured him as slim and young looking, smooth-faced, with golden curly hair, and big brown eyes.The Boarded-Up House|Augusta Huiell Seaman